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Durham Law School

Staff profile

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 is a Professor of Commercial Law at Durham University. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, a Research Associate at the London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics, Birkbeck, University of London, and an Invited Fellow at the Maastricht European Law Institute. He was previously 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 has also held various visiting positions at universities in Europe, Asia and North America. Mathias Siems is a graduate of the Universities of Munich and Edinburgh.

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

Research Interests

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

Selected Grants

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

Research Groups

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

Selected Publications

Authored book

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