Katja Langenbucher

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Katja Christine Langenbucher (born July 25, 1968 in Stuttgart ) is a German legal scholar and professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main .


From the summer semester of 1988, Langenbucher studied law and philosophy, first at the University of Konstanz , and later at the University of Munich . In July 1990 she obtained a bachelor's degree in philosophy in Munich, and in January 1993 she completed her law degree with the first state examination in law. After conducting research at the Harvard Law School , she worked from 1994 as a research assistant of Claus-Wilhelm Canaris , where in July 1995 with summa cum laude for Dr. iur. PhD. After passing the second state examination in 1996, Langenbucher obtained a Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Cambridge in 1998 . After her return to Germany, she completed her habilitation process in 2001 under the supervision of Canaris and received the venia legendi for the subjects civil law, commercial and company law, European law, labor law and legal philosophy.

This was followed in 2001 and 2002 by substitute professorships at the universities of Munich and Heidelberg . From the winter semester 2002/03 Langenbucher held a chair at the University of Marburg . In 2007 she switched to the chair for civil law, commercial law and banking law in the House of Finance at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, which she has held since then. She is also professeur affiliée at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris and has held visiting professorships at the Sorbonne and Columbia University . Further stays abroad took her to the London School of Economics , Vienna University of Economics and Business and Fordham University .

She received numerous prizes, including a. the Bavarian Habilitation Award (1996). In the summer semester of 2002 she was a Heisenberg scholarship holder . She has been a member of the Frankfurt Scientific Society since 2010 .

Between 2014 and 2018 she was a member of the Postbank Supervisory Board .

Katja Langenbucher has been married to Johannes Adolff since 1995 and is the mother of three sons.

Publications (selection)

Langenbucher's research focuses primarily on German and European stock corporation and capital market law. In addition, Langenbucher gained in specialist circles through her comments in the Munich Commentary on the HGB , certain parts of the AktG in a commentary published by Peter Hommelhoff and Marcus Lutter and parts of the payment services law of the BGB.

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