Univ.- Prof. Dr. Patrick C. LEYENS, LL.M. (London)
Academic Career: Born 1974, Aachen/Germany; first state exam (law degree), University of Cologne (1999); LL.M. international business law, Queen Mary University of London (2000); second state exam (bar exam), Hamburg (2006); Dr. iur. (2006) and post-doctoral qualification (2015), University of Hamburg, supervised by Prof. em. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus J. Hopt, MCJ (NYU), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg.
Academic positions: research associate (2001-2006), senior research fellow (2006-2007), and affiliate (since 2007), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg; junior professor, private law and economic analysis of the law, Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg (2007-2013); director, European Doctorate in Law and Economics (2009-2012); co-founder, Doctorate School on the Economics of the Internationalisation of the Law, German Research Foundation/University Hamburg (2010-2018); grantee German Research Foundation (2013-2015); lecturer, University of Hamburg (2013-2015); professor, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (hon., since 2014); interim professorships, Munster, Berlin (Humboldt-University) and University of Hamburg (2015-2019); professor, law & business research, Institute of Corporate and International Commercial Law, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Austria (from winter term 2019/20).
Research and teaching: guest lecturer, University of Verona (2006, 2007) and University of Mumbai (2010); research fellowships, University of Cambridge (Lent term, 2010), Europakolleg Hamburg (since 2012), and New York University (October 2017); expert for legal and economic aspects of depositor and investor protection, German Federal Ministry of Finance (2007-2008) and German Federal Parliament (2009); speaker, Association of German Jurists (DJT), corporate and commercial law section (69th DJT 2012); member, Committee on Corporate Governance Reporting, Schmalenbach Society for the Advancement of Research in Business Economics and Business Practice (since 2014) and European Corporate Governance Institute (since 2017).
Honours and awards: Schmitthoff prize, Pace University, New York, awarded for student essay on international trade law (2002); Otto-Hahn-Medal, Max Planck Society (2006), and 1st place academic award, Deutsches Aktieninstitut (2007), awarded for doctoral thesis; Kurt-Hartwig-Siemers prize awarded for doctoral thesis and further research works on corporate governance (2008); 1st place academic award, Finanzplatz Hamburg (2015), research prize for the furtherance of capital market law and securities regulation in Germany, Stiftung Kapitalmarktrecht (2015), and award of sponsorship, Esche Schümann Commichau Stiftung (2015), and 1st place academic award, Deutsches Aktieninstitut (2017), awarded for post-doctoral thesis; Awards for Teaching Excellence, European Master in Law & Economics, University of Hamburg (2016) and University of Rotterdam (2018).
Main Fields of Research: Private law, national and European corporate and commercial law, securities regulation, comparative law, law and economics, especially corporate governance