We are very happy to welcome Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Sester, Professor for Civil, Business and Tax Law, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, who has joined the ILF Board of Directors as of 1 July 2013. Prof. Sester brings with him a vast amount of excellent work experience and academic knowhow and we look forward to him, together with the other ILF Directors, leading the ILF Team.
Prof. Sester was visiting scholar at Cambridge University (UK) in 1997 and at Université de Montpellier (France) in 1998, assistant professor at the Institute for Comparative Law, Philipps-University of Marburg from 1998-2001, professor of business law and director of the Institute for Business and Information Law at the University of Karlsruhe (today Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) from 2002-2012, honorary professor of business law at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau from 2003-2013, permanent visiting Professor at Universidad de Chile (Santiago de Chile) since 2012 and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (Buenos Aires) since 2006, visting professor at Unversity St. Gallen in 2011, COPPEAD (the executive business school of Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro) in 2011 to 2013, Fundação Getulio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro) in 2006, 2007 and 2012, Insper (São Paulo) in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and Fundação Getulio Vargas (São Paulo) in 2013.
Prof. Sester has given numerous lectures in Europe and in Latin America. Areas of current scholarly interest are corporate governance, financial markets law, banking supervisory law, central banking law and Brazilian business law and economics. He has published 4 books and more than 80 articles on national, European and international business law. In 2010 he was awarded with the Social Science International Award by the German Federal Foreign Office, Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels.