Research Fellows

Prof. Dr. Horst Hammen

Prof. Dr. Horst Hammen studied law at Philipps University of Marburg. After his First State Examination, he wrote his doctoral thesis which was published in 1993. Following his Second State Examination, he worked for 5 years as a research assistant at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz. During this period of time, he wrote his postdoctoral thesis which was published in 1995.

In March 1994, he took up the Chair of Civil Law at the University of Dresden. From November 1994 until March 2021, he held the position of Professor of Civil Law, Commercial and Business Law, German and European Banking and Capital Markets Law at the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen. To date, Horst Hammen has published extensively in the fields of capital market law, banking law, corporate law as well as general civil law.

Dr. Philipp Paech

Dr. Philipp Paech specialises in the field of international financial markets law and regulation.

Dr. Paech is full-time faculty at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining LSE in 2010 he worked for the European Commission’s Financial Services Directorate since 2007. Previously, from 2002 to 2006, he was member of the UNIDROIT Secretariat in Rome, co-ordinating work on what is today the Geneva Securities Convention. During these years he was also a Visiting Associate Professor at Tokyo University’s Graduate School for Law and Politics, secretary of the EU Clearing and Settlement Legal Certainty Group and Chairman of the G30 Clearing and Settlement Legal Committee. Earlier work experience includes brief periods at the Association of German Banks (2002), the Boston Consulting Group (2001) and BASF (2001). Philipp holds a doctorate from the University of Bonn (Germany) and obtained the Diploma of EU Studies from the University of Toulouse (France).

Dr. Paech’s principal research interest is international financial markets law and regulation and the close interaction with insolvency and general civil/commercial law, covering adjacent aspects of private international law. He has worked extensively on legal risk and inefficiencies of cross-jurisdictional disposition of securities, and on cross-jurisdictional exercise of investor rights. Additionally, he advises on legal aspects of the financial market infrastructure, covering institutions like central securities depositories, central counterparties and securities settlement systems. In the context of the recent financial crisis, he has focussed on netting mechanisms and the resolution of financial institutions. His work concentrates on the international legal and regulatory framework and on European legislation.


Jun. Prof. Dr. Julia Redenius-Hövermann

Jun. Prof. Dr. Julia Redenius-Hövermann was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Civil and Company Law at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in August 2012.

From December 2006 until July 2012 Julia Redenius has held the position of postdoctoral research associate and lecturer at the Chair of Professor Theodor Baums at the ILF. Before joining the ILF, Julia Redenius worked as a research associate and lecturer at the Universities of Paris II-Assas and Paris XII-Saint Maur. She holds Master degrees in French, German, European and International Corporate Law from the University of Paris II-Assas and Munich as well as a Ph. D. from the University of Paris II-Assas. She was admitted to the Paris Bar Exam. 

As an ILF Research Fellow, Julia Redenius writes her postdoctoral thesis (“Habilitation”) under the supervision of Professor Baums in the field of corporate law and behavioural law and economics.


Research Associates

Hanna Weißer

Areas of Research:

  • Corporate Law


Kilian L. Wentz

Areas of Research:

  • Capital Markets Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Legal Methodology