Brigitte Haar is Professor of Private Law, German, European, International and Comparative Corporate and Financial Law at Goethe University Frankfurt. She also directs the Doctorate/PhD-program Law and Economics of Money and Finance, is a member of the executive committee of the House of Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt, and a fellow of the Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt.

Prior to joining Goethe University Law School, she was a research associate at the Max-Planck-Institute for comparative and international private law. She has visited numerous universities in the United States, including the University of Chicago, where she obtained a master of laws degree as a Fulbright scholar, Yale Law School, where she pursued her postdoctoral research with a Max Planck fellowship awarded for her prize-winning doctoral dissertation, and Penn Law School, where she was appointed to serve as a Bok Visiting International Professor.

Her principal research interests are comparative corporate governance, financial law, and European integration, recently focusing on EU financial regulation, corporate governance codes, executive compensation and retail financial services. She also is a founding editor and current member of the editorial board of the European Business Organization Law Review and a member of the consumer council and the administrative board of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). She received her doctoral and postdoctoral degrees from the University of Hamburg.

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Winter School on Law and Finance

Event Workshop | Jan 5–8, 2014

The Institute will host the Winter School on Law and Finance at Columbia University’s Global Center in Paris on January 6-9, 2014.