Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Holger Fleischer, LL.M. (Univ. of Michigan), Dipl.-Kfm.


Main Fields of Research

German and European Company Law and Securities Regulation, Commercial Law including Accounting Law, Economic Analysis of the Law and Comparative Law


Studied law and economics in Cologne. First State Examination in Law, 1990. Doctoral dissertation completed at the University of Cologne ("Subordination of Shareholder Loans in Company Law" - translated from original German), 1992. Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, 1993. Diplom-Kaufmann at the University of Cologne, 1994. Second State Examination in Law, 1995.

Research Assistant at the Institute for Labour and Business Law in Cologne under Prof. Dr. Herbert Wiedemann from 1995 - 1999, incorporating research stays in Brussels, Milan, Paris and London. Post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation), 1999; the text published in 2001 ("Information Asymmetries in Contract Law: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study on the Scope and Limits of Precontractual Duties of Disclosure" - translated from original German) was subsequently voted one of the year's most outstanding legal works (see, NJW 2002, 3593 und JZ 2003, 37)

Winter Semester 1999/2000, Interim Professor at the University of Bayreuth. Declined Civil Law Professorship at Bayreuth and accepted an appointment at Göttingen. 2000-2003 Chair for Civil, Commercial and Business Law and Comparative Law. From 2003-2009 Professor at the University of Bonn, initially as Director of the Institute for Tax Law and from 2005, as Director of the Institute for Commercial Law and Business Law.

Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg since 1 April 2009.

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