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Professor Mathias Siems

Professor in Durham Law School
Deputy Chair of Research Committee, Durham Law School
Impact Lead, Durham Law School
Ref Mentor, Durham Law School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42816
Room number: PCL220

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Mathias Siems has been Professor of Commercial Law at Durham University since 2011. Since January 2019 he is on special leave from Durham University as he has been appointed Professor of Private Law and Market Regulation at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Previously, he was a professor at the University of East Anglia, a reader at the University of Edinburgh, an associate professor at the Riga Graduate School of Law, a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School, and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He is a graduate of the Universities of Munich and Edinburgh.

For his full CV, including all publications, please see here.

Research Groups

Durham Law School

  • Durham European Law Institute
  • Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law

Research Interests

  • Company and Securities Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Law and Finance
  • Research methods

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 2013: Law, Finance and Development in 'Rising Powers' (£22054.23 from ESRC)
  • 2011: Philip Leverhulme Prize (£70000.00 from The Leverhulme Trust)