Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Media Information
Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts

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 and member of the working group of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Holger Fleischer, LL.M., at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany, and Lecturer at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg.

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

The Mandate and Authority of Examiners, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 26 (2018), 273-292.

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

Chapter 11, Corporate Governance and the Role of Examiners, Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal 34 (2018), 411 - 460.

  • Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 17/17

Der Unternehmenskauf – Eine Einführung in Theorie und Praxis, Juristische Schulung 2018, 521 - 526.

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.

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.