Brief Bio

Gregor Bachmann (born 1966) is a full Professor of Law at Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, where he holds a chair for Civil Law and Corporate Law. Before joining the FU law faculty he was a professor of law at the University of Trier (2004-2009) and before that an Assistant Professor with Humboldt-Universität Berlin (1998-2004). Professor Bachmann studied law at the universities of Munich and Passau (Germany) and holds a doctorate from the University of Passau (1993) as well as an LL.M. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (1994). After graduation and before returning to academia, Gregor Bachmann practiced with Hengeler Mueller, one of the most renowned corporate law firms in Germany.

Professor Bachmann is a well known expert of German corporate law and the author of several books and numerous articles on German and European corporate and securities law. His research includes all matters of corporate governance, most recently focusing on manager liability. He is a co-author of the leading treatise on the German Corporate Governance Code (Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex) and co-author of a commentary on the law of the European Stock Corporation (Societas Europaea). He serves as a member of the advisory board of the German Law Journal ( and is also a member of the board of the German Corporate Lawyers Association (Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung) and of the German Association of Civil Law Professors (Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung).

Representative Publications

Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex (Commentary on the German Corporate Governance Code), forthcoming (with Th. Kremer, M. Lutter, A. von Werder)

Das Europäische Insiderhandelsverbot [Prohibition of Insider Trading in Europe], Berlin 2015

Reform der Organhaftung? Gutachten zum 70. Deutschen Juristentag, Munich 2014 [Reform of Manager Liability? Expert opinion for the 70th German Law Association’s Conference, 124 p.]

Regulating the Close Corporation, Berlin 2013 (with H. Eidenmüller, A. Engert, H. Fleischer, W. Schoen)

Private Ordnung. Grundlagen ziviler Regelsetzung, Tübingen 2006 [Private Order –Foundations of civil rule making]

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Comparative Corporate Governance (Spring 2016)
  • European Company Law (Spring 2016)