Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Dr. Stefan Korch, LL.M. (Harvard)

Research Fellow

Phone: +49 40 419 00 - 262

Facsimile: +49 40 419 00 - 288

Mail: korch@mpipriv.de

Main Fields of Research:

Contracts, Torts, Corporate Law, Bankruptcy Law, Behavioral Law & Economics, Comparative Law 

Academic Career:

Studies in Law, Economics, and Business Administration (Diploma, 2010) and in Law at the University of Erlangen, Germany; 2012 First State Examination, Erlangen, Germany; 2013 Visiting Researcher at Duke Law School, Durham, USA; 2014 PhD in Law, University of Erlangen and Nuremberg, Germany; 2016 Second State Examination, Nuremberg; 2017 Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA; 2017 Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA.

 2010–2016 Research Associate at the University of Erlangen Law School; 2014–2016 Legal Clerkship including stages at an international law firm in Munich, Germany, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 2016–2017 Research Assistant for Prof. Mark J. Roe, David Berg Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA; since 2017 Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany.

 2017 Summer Academic Fellowship, Harvard Law School; 2017 Irving Oberman Memorial Prize in Bankruptcy, Harvard Law School; 2016–2017 scholarships awarded by the ERP-Program (German National Academic Foundation), the German Academic Exchange Foundation, and Harvard Law School; 2015 “Schmitz-Nüchterlein-Förderpreis” award of the Nuremberg Bar Association (for the PhD thesis); 2014 recipient of the “Rödl-Promotionspreis” award (conferred by Rödl Law Firm) and the “Promotionsförderpreis” award of the University of Erlangen Law School (both for PhD thesis); 2013 Gibson Dunn US Fellowship; 2012 “Alumni-Preis” award of the University of Erlangen Alumni Association (for the First State Examination); 2011 “Fritz und Maria Hofmann-Preis” award of the University of Erlangen (for Diploma thesis); 2007–2011 scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation.


Recent Publications

I. Books and Monographs

Haftung und Verhalten – Eine ökonomische Untersuchung des Haftungsrechts unter Berücksichtigung begrenzter Rationalität und komplexer Präferenzen (Studien zum Privatrecht, 42), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2015, Dissertation, 307 pp.

  • reviewed by: Fehrenbach, AcP 217 (2017), 418–423.
  • reviewed by: Dornis, JZ 2018, 250–252.

II. Journal Articles

Von der Niederlassungsfreiheit zur Freiheit der Rechtsformwahl – Die praktischen Folgen der Polbud-Entscheidung des EuGH, Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2018, 248 - 254 (together with Martin Thelen).

Bilanzgarantien: Von einem fragwürdigen Urteil, überzogener Praktikerkritik und unpassenden Klauselformulierungen, WM 2018, 700 - 706.

Wozu Sachwalter? – Eine funktionale und rechtsvergleichende Betrachtung, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2018, 109 - 115.

III. Miscellaneous

The Mandate and Authority of Examiners, Oxford Business Law Blog 2018, https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2018/04/mandate-and-authority-examiners, 17.04.2018.

The Mandate and Authority of Examiners, 2018, 23 pp., https://ssrn.com/abstract=3133022, 08.03.2018.

  • Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 18/2

How Preliminary Examiners Could Improve Corporate Governance for Companies in Bankruptcy, The CLS Blue Sky Blog 2017, http://clsbluesky.law.columbia.edu/2017/12/22/how-preliminary-examiners-could-improve-corporate-governance-for-companies-in-bankruptcy/, 22.12.2017.