Dr. Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht as Visiting Scholar from May - Oct 2012
Dr. Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht specialises in civil and banking law, procedural law, comparative law and legal history. During her stay as Visiting Scholar at the ILF from May to October 2012, she will conduct research on the German banking law, in particular, its doctrine on the current account ("Kontokorrent"). Her research abroad is financed by a fellowship for advanced researchers of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
Dr. Zellweger-Gutknecht studied law at the Faculty of Law, University of Berne, Switzerland (licentiataiuris 2001, doctor iuris 2007). From 2001-2006, she worked as a research and teaching assistant to Prof. Wiegand and Prof. Emmenegger at the Department of Private Law and the Institute of Banking Law of the University of Berne. Since 2005, Dr. Zellweger-Gutknecht has regularly been acting as secretary to arbitral tribunals under the ICC rules of arbitration. In 2008, she was admitted to the Swiss bar. Parallely, she was a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law, University of Zurich, Switzerland and wrote a SNF sponsored commentary on set-off under the Swiss Code of Obligations. In 2010, she was appointed Lecturer at the Institute of Legal Sciences, University of Zurich where she has been working as a postdoc assistant to Prof. Ernst since 2010. From November 2011 to April 2012, she was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg.
Professor Pedro Fortes as Visiting Scholar in 2011/12
A Law Professor at Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, since 2008, Prof. Pedro Fortes holds a J.S.M. from Stanford Law School (08), a LL.M. from Harvard Law School (07), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Environmental Studies from COPPE-UFRJ (05), a BA in Business Administration from PUC-RIO (03), and a LL.B. from UFRJ (98). He has taught courses and conducted research on a wide range of topics, varying from complex litigation and legal theory to criminal procedure, constitutional law, and consumer protection. Prof. Fortes was a Visiting Professor at WB NUJS, Kolkata, India, where he conducted a course on comparative models of class action at the Monsoon Semester of 2009. Having published op-eds in Brazilian newspapers and academic articles in Brazil and India, his first two books on class actions are expected to be published in 2012: Tutela coletiva de direitos; A tutel a coletiva e os novos direitos (org).
At the ILF, Prof. Fortes will focus his research on comparative law, business regulation, and interdisciplinary studies of law and economics. Having been selected to the IV IJFF, co-sponsored by Harvard and Stanford, Professor Fortes will also discuss the same empirical research selected for the forum at the Goethe University during his period of residence.
Prof. Teruhiko Harada as Visiting Scholar in 2011/12
Prof. Teruhiko Harada joined the faculty of Kansai University, Japan, as a professor of policy studies in 2007. He worked in the Development Bank of Japan from 1979 to 2007. He specializes in banking law and finance and is a member of the Japan Society of Logistics and Shipping Economics. As an academic, he continues to keep close contact with banks, insurance companies and credit rating agencies. Prof. Harada has published several articles in his field of research on development policies of countries in South East Asia.
Prof. Harada will spend the academic year 2011/2012 as a Visiting
Scholar at the ILF and he will be focusing his research on German banking law, in particular. its role within Euro system.
Prof. Yuji Ito as Visiting Scholar in 2010/11
Prof. Yuji Ito joined the faculty at Senshu University, Japan, as an associate professor of law in 2007 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo. He specializes in Company, Commercial and Insurance Law and is a member of the Japanese Association of Private Law. Professor Ito will spend the academic year 2010/11 as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Law and Finance. His research in Frankfurt focuses on German Corporate Law, especially the action for injunction, and on Insurance Law. Professor Ito also published several articles in his field of research.
Prof. Yasue Takagi as Visiting Scholar in 2009/10
Prof. Yasue Takagi joined the faculty at Kyushu International University, Japan, as an associate professor of law in 2006. She specializes in Company Law and Commercial Law and is a member of the Institute of Comparative Law in Japan, the Japan Association of Private Law and the Kyushu Law Association. Professor Takagi will spend the academic year 2009/10 as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Law and Finance. Her research in Frankfurt focuses on German Corporate Governance and its comparison with the respective rules for listed companies in Japan.