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Professor Katharina Pistor

Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law
Columbia Law School
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Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
ECGI Research Associate (2003) :

Katharina Pistor is the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Before joining the faculty of Columbia Law School in 2001, she taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany). Her main research interests are comparative law, comparative corporate governance, and the development of legal institutions with special emphasis on the evolution of law in transitional and emerging economies.

Recent publications include Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World with Curtiss Milhaupt; “Who is Tolling the Bells to Firms: Tales from Transition Economies”, 46 COLUM. J. TRANSNAT'L L. 612 (2007-2008); with Berkowitz, Daniel & Richard. 2003, and "The Transplant Effect," 2003, 51 AM. J. COMP. L. 163.

Research Interests
Global governance
Globalisation in comparative perspective
Lawyering across multiple legal orders

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Host's Dilemma: Rethinking EU Banking Regulation in Light of the Global Crisis ECGI Finance Working Paper 286/2010 June 2010
Towards a Legal Theory of Finance ECGI Law Working Paper 196/2013 February 2013 Winner of the 2014 Allen & Overy Law Prize (Best paper in the Law Working Paper series)
Legal Ground Rules in Coordinated and Liberal Market Economies ECGI Law Working Paper 030/2005 March 2005
Fiduciary Duty in Transitional Civil Law Jurisdictions Lessons from the Incomplete Law Theory ECGI Law Working Paper 001/2002 October 2002

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