Education & Research

Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law

Founded on 1 June 2007, the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law (ICCML) is an academic institution of Bucerius Law School. It aims to contribute to the national and international academic discussion in the following areas:

  • Financial Markets and Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Compliance
  • Public Takeovers
  • Corporate Restructuring.

The activities of the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law include in particular

  • the work on research projects,
  • the organization of conferences, and
  • the supervision of PhD students.

Annual conference

The Institute organizes the annual ICCML Forum for Corporate and Capital Markets Law. The conference provides a framework to discuss fundamental issues of commercial law, corporate law and financial markets law. With a diverse circle of academics, lawyers, judges and employees of supervisory agencies a challenging platform is offered where the debate of changes in legislation and business practice are comprehensively discussed and critically analyzed.

Lecture series

The regularly scheduled lecture series of the ICCML deals with current issues and developments in the field of corporate and capital markets law. First and foremost, it aims to serve the exchange of ideas between academia and practice. Focus is placed on legislative reform and the development in practice. The publication series of the ICCML is constituted primarily of works with a comparative law or economic law focus. Selected lectures held at ICCML events are published, as well as doctoral and postdoctoral theses on corporate and capital markets law.