Professor Dr.

Thilo Kuntz

LL.M. (University of Chicago)

Chair of Civil Law II – Private Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Legal Theory

Jungiusstraße 6, 20355 Hamburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 40 3 07 06 – 180 (Secretariat)
Fax: +49 40 3 07 06 – 185
E-Mail: thilo.kuntz(at)

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Research focus

Research at the chair and the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law focuses on private law (especially general contract law and damages), corporate law (including its connections to insolvency law), regulation of capital markets (especially equity capital markets) and legal theory. Main general areas of interest are corporate finance (including venture capital), private ordering and fiduciary law.

The research is based on a fundamentals-oriented approach, analyzing law in its historical, interdisciplinary and international contexts. This includes a comparative perspective with an emphasis on the US and England, economic analysis of the law, philosophy of language, economic history and political economy


Born in 1977
09/1996 - 10/1999Apprenticeship for judicial officer („Diplom-Rechtspfleger (FH)“)
10/2000 - 11/2003Law School, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (full scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung)
03/2004 - 04/2006Legal Traineeship („Rechtsreferendariat“) at the lower regional court, Giessen
08/2006 - 06/2007LL.M. studies, University of Chicago Law School (Bucerius Jura-scholarship, German National Academic Foundation)
11/2007 - 09/2014Assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Jens Ekkenga, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
05/2008PhD (law)
2010Visiting Scholar, Stanford Law School, spring (funded by the German Research Foundation)
04/2014- 09/2014Acting professor, University of Konstanz Law School
09/2014Appointment offer, University of Bremen Law School
10/2014 - 12/2014Acting professor, University of Bremen Law School
01/2015 - 03/2018Tenured professor (chair) of private law, commercial and corporate law, legal theory, University of Bremen Law School
10/2017 - 03/2018Judge at the Higher Regional Court, Bremen (secondary appointment)
12/2017Lateral offer, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
04/2018 -Tenured professor (chair) of private law, commercial and corporate caw, legal theory; managing director, Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law