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Bachmann, Gregor

Visiting Professor
Master of Advanced Corporation Law Program
July/August 2019


​Gregor Bachmann is a professor of law at Humboldt-Universität, where he holds the chair for civil law and corporate law. Before joining the Humboldt law faculty in 2016, he was a professor of law at Freie Universität Berlin (2009–2016) and the University of Trier (2004–2009), and assistant professor at Humboldt-Universität (1998–2004).

Professor Bachmann studied law at the universities of Munich and Passau (Germany) and holds a doctorate from the University of Passau (1993, summa cum laude), as well as an LLM from the University of Michigan (1994). After graduation and before returning to academia, he practiced with Hengeler Mueller, one of the most renowned corporate law firms in Germany.

Professor Bachmann is a well-known expert of German corporate law and the author of several books and numerous articles on German and European corporate and securities law. His research focuses on corporate governance, including corporate social responsibility and manager liability. He is a co-author of the leading treatise on the German Corporate Governance Code (Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex) and a co-author of a commentary on the law of the European Stock Corporation (Societas Europaea). He also co-authored Regulating the Closed Corporation (2014, with Eidenmüller et al.).

Professor Bachmann is a member of the advisory board of the German Law Journal. He also is a member of the board of the German Corporate Lawyers Association (Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung) and of the board of the German and Austrian Association of Civil Law Professors (Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung). Professor Bachmann also is an arbitrator and a member of DIS (German Arbitration Institute). He was a visiting professor at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London (2016), a research fellow with King's College London (2015–2016), and a Grotius Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Law School (2018).