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Mathias M. Siems

Research Associate

Research

Corporate governance; comparative company law; financial market regulation; conflicts of laws; contracts.

Personal background

Juridical State Exams and PhD (Munich, Germany, 1998-2000); LLM (Edinburgh, 2001); Solicitor (Andersen Legal, Berlin, Germany, 2001-2002); Head of Academic Affairs / Research Assistant (Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany, 2002-2003); Jean Monnet Fellow (European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 2003-4); Fulbright Scholar (Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2004-2005); Associate Professor (Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia, 2005-2006); Visiting Fellow (Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, 2005-2006), Research Associate (Centre for Business Research and Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, since 2006); Reader in Commercial Law (University of Edinburgh, School of Law, 2006-2008), Visiting Scholar (University of Oxford, St John's College, 2008), Professor of Law (University of East Anglia 2008-2011), Professor of Commercial Law (Durham University since 2011). 

Selected publications

Siems M. (with S. Deakin) (2010) 'Comparative Law and Finance: Past, Present and Future Research', Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 166: 120-140.

Siems M. (with J. Armour, S. Deakin, and P. Lele) (2009) 'How Do Legal Rules Evolve? Evidence From a Cross-country Comparison of Shareholder, Creditor and Worker Protection' American Journal of Comparative Law, 57: 579-630. 

Siems M. (with J. Armour, S. Deakin, P. Sarkar, and A. Singh) (2009) 'Shareholder Protection and Stock Market Development: An Empirical Test of the Legal Origins hypothesis' Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 6: 343-380.

Siems, M. (2008) Convergence in Shareholder Law, Cambridge University Press.

Siems, M. (2008) 'Shareholder Protection Around the World ("Leximetric II")', Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 33: 111-147.

Siems, M. (2008) 'Legal Originality', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 28: 147-164.

Siems, M. (with S. Deakin and P. Lele) (2007) 'The Evolution of Labour Law: Calibrating and Comparing Regulatory Regimes', International Labour Review 146: 133-162. 

Siems, M. (2007) 'The End of Comparative Law', Journal of Comparative Law 2: 133-150.

Siems, M. (2007) 'Legal Origins: Reconciling Law & Finance and Comparative Law', McGill Law Journal 52: 55-81.

Siems, M. (with P. Lele) (2007) 'Shareholder Protection - A Leximetric Approach', Journal of Corporate Law Studies 7: 17-50.

Siems, M. (2006) 'Legal Adaptability in Elbonia', International Journal of Law in Context 2: 393-408.

Siems, M. (2006) 'Shareholder Protection Across Countries - Is the EU on the Right Track?', CESifo DICE Report ? Journal for Institutional Comparisons 4/3, 39-43.

Siems, M. (2005), 'Numerical Comparative Law - Do We Need Statistical Evidence in Order to Reduce Complexity?', Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, 13: 521-540.

Siems, M. (2005), 'The Case Against Harmonisation of Shareholder Rights', European Business Organization Law Review, 6: 539-552.

Siems, M. (with M. Gelter) (2005), 'Judicial Federalism in the ECJ's Berlusconi Case: Towards More Credible Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting?', Harvard International Law Journal, 46: 487-506.

Siems, M. (2005), 'What Does Not work in Comparing Securities Laws: A Critique on La Porta et al.'s Methodology', International Company and Commercial Law Review, 2005: 300-305.

Siems, M. (2005), 'The Impact of the European Company (SE) on Legal Culture', European Law Review, 30: 431-442.

Siems, M. (2004/5), 'The European Directive on Cross-Border Mergers: An International Model?', Columbia Journal of European Law, 11: 167-186.

Siems, M. (2004), 'Unevenly Formed Contracts: Ignoring the Mirror of Offer and Acceptance', European Review of Private Law, 12: 771-788.

Siems, M. (2004), 'The Divergence of Austrian and German Commercial law - What Kind of Commercial Do We Need in a Globalised Economy?', International Company and Commercial Law Review, 2004: 273-278.

Siems, M. (2004), 'The Rules on Conflict of Laws in the European Takeover Directive', European Company and financial Law Review, 2004: 458-476.

Contact details

Mathias M. Siems
Centre for Business Research
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Email: siems@fulbrightmail.org 

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