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TheEuropean Tax & Legal Forum wants to connect partners who belong together, because networks are the basis for innovation and value creation. The aim is to facilitate and sustainably promote interdisciplinary professional exchange between academia, administration, business and the consulting community. With individual universities as knowledge partners, European Tax & Legal Forum bundles initiatives for the development of professional discourse as well as university exchange for the promotion of young academics.

Current partners from science

Presentation of the partners and chairs

Professor Dr Jessica Schmidt, LL.M. (Nottingham)

Jessica Schmidt is Chair of Civil Law, German, European and International Corporate and Capital Markets Law, Director of the Research Unit "Companies, Capital Markets & Taxes (CoCapT) and of the Research Unit for Family Businesses at the University of Bayreuth.


Professor Dr. Luzius Cavelti, LL.M. (Columbia Law School)

Luzius Cavelti holds the Chair of Tax Law at the University of Basel. His research focuses on international and Swiss tax law, the digitalisation of tax law and tax policy. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Swiss and International Tax Law. 

Professor Dr. Moritz Brinkmann

Moritz Brinkmann holds the chair for civil law and German and international insolvency law at the University of Bonn. At the same time, he is director of the Institute for German and International Civil Procedure Law there and a member of the Centre for European Business Law.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Jahn
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Professor Dr. Matthias Jahn

Matthias Jahn holds the chair for criminal law, criminal procedural law, economic criminal law and legal theory at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and is head of the Research Center for Law and Practice of Criminal Defense. The research focuses on the core subjects of criminal law and criminal procedural law as well as economic criminal law. 

Professor Dr. Katja Langenbucher

Katja Langenbucher holds the Chair of Civil Law, Business Law and Banking Law in the House of Finance at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. She also holds an affiliated professorship SciencesPo in Paris.

Stephan Kudert holds the chair of ABWL, in particular Business Taxation and Auditing, at the Faculty of Economics of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). His research focus is, among other things, on international tax law.

Professor Dr. Wolgang Kessler

Wolfgang Kessler , tax advisor, holds the Chair of Business Taxation and is Chairman of the Board of the Center for Business and Law at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg/i.Breisgau. The focus of his academic work lies in the areas of legal forms, group tax law and international tax law.

Professor Dr. Gerald Spindler

Gerald Spindler is a professor for civil law, commercial and business law, comparative law, multimedia and telecommunication law at the University of Göttingen and focuses on legal issues of e-commerce, internet and telecommunication law, copyright and intellectual property law on the one hand and problems of corporate and capital market law on the other hand.

Professor Dr. Reinhard Bork

Reinhard Bork is Managing Director of the Department of Civil Procedure and General Procedural Law at the University of Hamburg. In addition to civil law, commercial and corporate law and business law, his main areas of expertise are civil procedural law, in particular insolvency and arbitration law.

Professor Dr. Alexander Schopper

Alexander Schopper holds the chair for corporate law and is head of the Institute for Corporate and Tax Law at the University of Innsbruck. His current research projects focus on stock corporation law, equity compensation law, leasing and contract for work and services law.

Professor Dr. Martin Henssler

Martin Henssler is Managing Director of the Institute for Labour and Business Law and the Documentation Centre for European Law for Lawyers and Notaries, Director of the Institute for Lawyers' Law and Director of the European Centre for Liberal Professions at the University of Cologne. He is also a visiting professor at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Professor Dr. Carmen Bachmann

Carmen Bachmann holds the Chair of Business Taxation and heads the Institute of Accounting, Finance and Taxation at Leibzig University. Her research focuses in particular on model-theoretical analyses at the interface of corporate finance, tax valuation issues and information technology.

Professor Dr Christoph A. Schaltegger

Christoph A. Schaltegger is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Lucerne. His research interests include financial policy, tax policy, economic policy, political economy and federalism. He also teaches public finance at the University of St. Gallen.

Professor Dr. Stefan Huber, LL.M. (Cologne/Paris)

Stefan Huber holds the Chair of Civil Law, Civil Procedure and Insolvency Law, European and International Private and Procedural Law at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. The focus of his research activities is the treatment of cross-border situations with all their facets as well as the modernisation of classical areas of civil law and civil procedure law.

Professor Dr Ulrich Torggler

Ulrich Torggler holds the chair of corporate law, with special emphasis on the interrelation with general civil law, and he is also chairman of the Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law at the University of Vienna. His research focuses on corporate law, corporate and capital market law.