prof.dr. (Patrick C.) P.C. Leyens LL.M.

Full Professor Erasmus School of Law Law and Economics
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
J6-61
Telephone
+31 10 4082193
Email
leyens@law.eur.nl

Latest academic publication

P.C. Leyens (2017). CISG and Mistake: Uniform Law vs. Domestic Law: the Interpretative Challenge of Mistake and the Validity Loophole. In F. Ferrari, C.P. Gillete & M.E. Greenberg (Eds.), International sales law, vol. 1 (Private International Law Series) (pp. 249-297). Cheltenham UK, Northampton MA USA: Edward Elgar

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Expertise: Erasmus Chair of Empirical Legal Studies.

Prof. Leyens will be responsible for courses in the area of corporate law and economics.

Among other activities, he will supervise master theses and will be the promoter of PhD candidates in the EDLE programme within the field of comparative corporate and commercial law as well securities regulation. As a member of the Chair of Empirical Legal Studies he will contribute to fostering the understanding of the operation of the law within different jurisdictions and under different economic conditions. His current research concerns the role of gatekeepers of financial markets, including statutory auditors, rating agencies and financial analysts (funded by the German Research Foundation, 2013-2015).

Prof. Leyens studied law at the University of Cologne (state exam 1999), earned a master degree in international business law at Queen Mary University of London (LL.M. 2000) and completed the German Referendariat (bar exam 2006). For his doctoral thesis on corporate law and economics he received several awards, including the prestigious Otto-Hahn-Medal of the Max Planck Society (dr. iur. 2006). He has been the Jun. Prof. of Private Law and Economic Analysis of the Law at the Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg (2007-2013). He has served as an adviser to the German Ministry of Finance and the German Federal Parliament (2007-2009). Strong ties with ESL, especially RILE, were built up as the University of Hamburg Director of the joint doctoral programme EDLE (2009-2012) and as a lecturer of the joint master programme EMLE (2007 to date).

The professorship Erasmus Chair of Empirical Legal Studies is intended to be held alternately by distinguished scientists with an international reputation and extensive experience in the empiricism of law. The relatively new field of ‘empirical legal studies’ focuses on the quantitive study of private law (among other fields of law). It is an important chair within the research programme Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort.
 

      • P.C. Leyens (2016). Informations intermediäre des Kapitalsmarkts: Private Marktzugangskontrolle durch Abschlussprüfung, Bonitätsratung und Finanzanalyse. Archiv für die Civilistische Praxis, 2017 (216), 361-363.
      • P.C. Leyens (2016). Comply or Explain im Europäischen Privatrecht Erfahrungen im Europäischen Gesellschaftsrecht und Entwicklungschancen des Regelungsansatzes. Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht, 2016 (2), 388-426.
      • P.C. Leyens (2017). CISG and Mistake: Uniform Law vs. Domestic Law: the Interpretative Challenge of Mistake and the Validity Loophole. In F. Ferrari, C.P. Gillete & M.E. Greenberg (Eds.), International sales law, vol. 1 (Private International Law Series) (pp. 249-297). Cheltenham UK, Northampton MA USA: Edward Elgar
      • P.C. Leyens (2017). [Bespreking van het boek IDW Standards und Unternehmensrecht: Zur Geltung und Wirkung privat gesetzter Regeln]. Zeitschrift für das gesamte Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht, 2016(180), 405-410.
  • Full Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Law
    Department
    Law and Economics
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    +31 10 4082193
  • Universiteit Hamburg

    Start Date
    Apr/2016
    End Date
    Is current
    Place
    HAMBURG
    Description
    Hoogleraar
    Specialty
    Empirical Legal Studies

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam