Tobias Tröger

Professor of Law, S.J.D (Tübingen), LL.M. (Harvard)

Chair of Private Law, Commercial and Business Law, Jurisprudence



HoF 4.20a
Phone: +49 69 798 34391
Fax: +49 69 798 34536
E-Mail: troeger[at]


Curriculum vitae

Born 1972 in Munich ■ First State Examination (J.D.), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (1991-1996) ■ Second State Examination (Bar Exam), Higher Regional Court of Munich (1999) ■ Ph.D., Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen (1997-1999) ■ Master of Laws,  Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2003-2004) ■ Post-doctoral lecturer qualification ("Habilitation"), Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen (2011), admitted to teach Private Law, European Private Law, Trade and Business Law, Comparative Law, Jurisprudence ■ Tenure offers from University of Passau and Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main ■ Since 2011 Holder of the Chair of Private Law, Trade and Business Law, Jurisprudence at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main ■ Since 2016 Program Director "Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance" at the Research Center Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE) ■ Since 2018 Director Center for Advanced Studies "Foundations of Law and Finance" German Research Association (DFG)

Scholarships, Awards and Grants

Scholarship of the Bavarian Foundation for Gifted Students ■ German National Merit Foundation (ERP-program)  ■ Award of the Reinhold and Maria Teufel- Foundation (S.J.D.-Thesis) ■ Irving Oberman Memorial Award, Harvard Law School, John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business, Program on Corporate Governance ■ DAAD Grant Program "Hochschuldialog mit Südeuropa" (Greece) ■ VW-Foundation, Bail-in-Tracker ■ DAAD Grant Program "Hochschuldialog mit Südeuropa" (Italy) ■ DFG Grant Center for Advanced Studies "Foundations of Law and Finance"

Memberships and Functions

Association of Private Law-Teachers ■ Academic Association for Corporate Law ■ German-American Lawyers Association (GALA) ■ Harvard Law School Association of Germany (HLSAG) ■ German Academic Exchange Service ("DAAD") Selection Committee for the award of annual scholarships ■ Research Member European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) ■ Expert Panel for the Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament for the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) ■ European Parliament Advisor for EU Legislation concerning Financial Market Regulation (EU-Mapping) and issues regarding Brexit ■ Managing Director European Banking Institute (EBI)

Research Interests

Corporate law, in particular, (comparative) corporate governance and corporate finance ■ Banking law ■ Economic analysis of law