Andreas Cahn studied law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main and at the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned an LL.M. After his Second State Examination in Frankfurt he worked for 6 years as a research assistant at the University of Frankfurt. During this period of time he wrote his doctoral thesis on problems of managers’ liability (published in 1996) as well as his post-doctoral thesis on legal aspects of intra-group financing (published in 1998).
In 1996 he took up the Chair of Civil Law, Commerce Law and Corporate Law at the University of Mannheim. Since October 2002 he is Director of the Institute for Law and Finance at Goethe-University in Frankfurt. He has published extensively on corporate law, capital markets law, the law of products liability, general civil law as well as on civil procedure. He is co-publisher of “Der Konzern”, a law journal focusing on company law, taxation and accounting of corporate groups, of “Corporate Finance law”, a journal with a focus on current legal issues corporate finance, co-editor of the Institute for Law and Finance Series and member of the editorial board of the law journal “European Company Law”.