The “Stiftungsgastdozentur für Internationales Bankrecht“ - hereafter “Stiftungsgastdozentur“ - was established in 1989 by faculty members of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt and Frankfurt institutions of the financial sector. With the help of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Goethe University, the Stiftungsgastdozentur is currently financially supported jointly by the DZ Bank Foundation and the Interessengemeinschaft Frankfurter Kreditinstitute. 

The main purpose of the Stiftungsgastdozentur is to support teaching and research at the Frankfurt financial centre by promoting dialogue between academia - including students - and practitioners in the fields of international banking and banking supervisory law, as well as related issues of capital markets, corporate and European law. 

The activities of the Stiftungsgastdozentur are organised and carried out by the Board of Trustees. Its members are eminent representatives of their field with a strong background in academia or practice, including financial supervision. 

The activities of the Stiftungsgastdozentur include regular support of the banking library in the University's House of Finance, as well as the organization of events in its field of activity.

Members of the Board of Trustees

  • Dr. Stefan Brügmann (General Counsel, Head of Human Resources & Legal, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen)
  • Christof von Dryander (Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DWS International GmbH)
  • Prof. Dr. Christina Escher-Weingart (Chair of Civil Law, Commercial, Business and Agricultural Law, University of Hohenheim)
  • Dr. Volker Groß (former General Counsel, KfW Bankengruppe)
  • Dr. Karsten Hardraht (General Counsel, KfW Bankengruppe)
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Haselmann (Chair of Finance, Accounting and Taxation, Goethe University)
  • Dr. Anna Heidelbach (Division Manager, DZ Bank AG)
  • Dr. Klaus Kohler (former General Counsel, Deutsche Bank AG)
  • Miye Kohlhase (Head of Capital Markets and Market Infrastructures, Director, Bundesverband deutscher Banken e.V.)
  • Bettina Kramer-Braun (General Counsel, Deutsche Börse AG)
  • Dr. Lutz R. Krämer (Partner, White & Case LLP)
  • Dr. Karen Kuder (General Counsel, Deutsche Bank)
  • Prof. Dr. Katja Langenbucher (Chair of Civil Law, Commercial and Banking Law, Goethe University)
  • Klaus M. Löber (Chair of the Central Counter Parties (CCP) Supervisory Committee, ESMA)
  • Dr. Markus Pertlwieser (CEO, Penta Fintech GmbH)
  • Dr. Jürgen Than (former General Counsel, Dresdner Bank AG)
  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Tröger (Chair of Private Law, Commercial and Business Law, Jurisprudence, Goethe University)
  • Christian Vollmuth (Chief Risk Officer, Solactive AG)
  • Nike von Wersebe (Managing Director of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Goethe University)
  • Dr. Karl-Philipp Wojcik (General Counsel, EU Single Resolution Board) (soon)
  • Prof. Dr. Chiara Zilioli (General Counsel, European Central Bank)

Prof. Dr. Katja Langenbucher

Professur für Bürgerliches Recht, Wirtschaftsrecht und Bankrecht, House of Finance
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Sekretariat: House of Finance, Raum 3.22

Montag bis Donnerstag 9 - 14 Uhr

Telefon: 069/798-33766
Fax: 069/798-33904
E-Mail: sekretariat.langenbucher(at)