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Lecture: January 5, 2011
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Research Methods for Law and Legal Originality

January 5, 2011 10:00am

Room 213 of ChenRuiqiu Building

Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

     Mathias M. Siems 

Professor Mathias M. Siems studied law at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munichfrom 1993 to 1998, then got his master degree at University of Edinburgh, UKand postdoctoral research degree of Habilitation at Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany. Since September, 2008, he has worked at Schoolof Law, University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. He also has been a Research Associate at Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Cambridge, UK since September, 2006, where after he is an invited fellow of Tilburg Institute of Comparative and Transnational Law (TICOM), Tilburg University, Netherlands since October, 2008 , a visiting fellow of British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), London since August, 2010, and a visiting faculty at KoGuan Law School, SJTU.

Professor Mathias M. Siems’ main interests include company law; banking and securities law; comparative law; law, finance, and economics; European private law; private international law; legal methods.

He published several books such as Convergence in Shareholder Law, Cambridge University Press, 2008; Comparative Company Law: A Case-Based Approach, Hart Publishing, in preparation for 2011 (co-editor David Cabrelli; nine co-authors).

He also published many articles in his area, for example: The Web of Creditor and Shareholder Protection: A Comparative Legal Network Analysis, (2010) Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law (forthcoming); The Evolution of Ownership Disclosure Rules Across Countries, (2010); Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 451-483 (together with M. Schouten); Convergence in Corporate Governance: A Leximetric Approach, (2010) 35 The Journal of Corporation Law 729-756 and so on.