Dr. Philipp Scholz, LL.M. (Harvard)

Senior Research Fellow under Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. R. Zimmermann

Main Fields of Research

German and European private law (especially succession law and the law of obligations), corporate law (especially stock corporation law and GmbH law), comparative law


Philipp Scholz, born 1989 in Leipzig, studied law at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena from 2007 to 2013, including a one-year exchange to Trinity College Dublin. Afterward, he was a Research Associate to Professor Walter Bayer from 2013 to 2016 at the University of Jena, where he finished his doctoral studies in 2014. For his dissertation, Philipp received prizes by the University of Jena and the Thuringian Working Group on Corporate Law. During his practical training, Philipp started working as a part-time Research Associate to Professor Reinhard Zimmermann at the Institute from 2016 to 2017.

After having finished the bar exam in 2017, Philipp did an LL.M. at Harvard Law School with scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service. He returned to the Institute as a Senior Research Fellow in 2018 for post-doctoral studies (Habilitation) under the supervision of Professor Zimmermann. In the Michaelmas Term 2019, Philipp Scholz was the Max Planck Gildesgame Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law and St Catherine's College at the University of Oxford.

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