Langenbucher, Katja

Affiliate professor at Sciences Po
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Katja is a law professor at Goethe-University's House of Finance in Frankfurt, affiliated professor at Sciences Po, Paris, and long-term guest professor Fordham Law School, NYC. She has held visiting positions at Sciences Po, Paris (Alfred Grosser Chaire); Sorbonne, Paris; Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna; London School of Economics, London; Columbia Law School, NYC and Fordham Law School (Edward Mulligan Distinguished Professorship), NYC; a Bok Visiting International Professorship at PennLaw, Phildalphia, is planned for 2021 (COVID-19 allowing).

Katja has published extensively on corporate, banking and securities law. Her book "Economic transplants – on lawmaking for corporations and capital markets" (CUP 2017) offers an interdisciplinary outlook on finance; her latest co-edited book discusses the "Capital Market Union and beyond" (MIT Press 2019).

Katja’s current research projects focus on FinTech, artificial intelligence and corporate governance of banks. She is a member of the German securities market oversight body’s (BaFin) supervisory board and of the German Federal Ministry of Finance’s working group on capital markets law. Katja was a member of the supervisory board of a German bank (2014-18) and of the EU Commission’s High Level Forum on the Capital Market Union (2019-20).

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 
  • Corporate law
  • Capital markets law
Publications : 

With Ester Faia, Andreas Hackethal, Michalis Haliassos
Financial Regulation: A Transatlantic Perspective
Cambridge University Press 2015

With Franklin Allen, Ester Faia, Michalis Haliassos
The Capital Market Union and Beyond
MIT Press, December 2019

Economic Transplants, On Lawmaking for Corporations and Capital Markets
Cambridge University Press 2017

Insider Trading, An exercise in (economic and legal) transplants
Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier No 4 2013/ No 1 2014, p. 35

Diversity on corporate boards – why, how?
Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier 2015, 63

Shareholder activism, institutions of corporate governance and re-reading Roe
Revue Trimestrielle Droit Financier 2016, 70
(note available at Oxford Business Law Blog, OBLB)

Hedge fund activism in Germany and in the US - on convergences, differences and normative reasoning
Liber amicorum Theodor Baums, 2017, 743

Initial coin offerings - where do we stand and should we move?
Revue Trimestrielle Droit Financier 2018, 40

A Common Language of Law and Economics? Integrating Economic Transplants into the Legal Web
in: Muir-Watt/Arroyo, Global Private International Law: Adjudicating without Frontiers, 2019, S. 351

Corporate Governance in State-Owned Financial Institutions
(with: J. Adolff, C. Skinner)
in: Busch/Ferrarini/van Solinge, Corporate Governance of Financial Institutions, Oxford University Press 2019, p. 326

The ECJ in „Lafonta“ and economic transplants for judges
in: Muir-Watt/Bizikova/Brandao de Oliveira/Arroyo/, Global Private International Law: Adjudicating without Frontiers, Edward Elgar 2018, 350

Regulation of digital assets – How France and Germany are paving the way for an EU reform
(with Jennifer d’Hoir)
RTDF 2019, 40

Training for Temptation – thoughts on a law school class
in: FS Karsten Schmidt, 2019, 775

Responsible A.I. credit scoring - a legal framework
European Business Law Review 2020, 527

Regulatory Arbitrage, Economic Clichés and Expert Talk,
Accounting, Economics and Law: A Convivium, 2020
published online
print version to be published in 2021

Financial Rewards for Whistleblowing and Motivation Crowding Theory – A Lesson from Psychology for Transposing EU Directive 2019/1937
in: Liber Amicorum Windbichler, 2020, p. 1379

Work in progress

Responsible AI credit scoring – a lesson from upstart
with Patrick Corcoran
Forthcoming in: European Company and Financial Law Review 2021

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