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Prof. Dr. Alexander Hellgardt, LL.M. (Harvard)

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The chair conducts research and teaches in the field of private law, corporate and financial market law and jurisprudence.


RegulationResearchConference 2023

On December 4 and 5, 2023, Prof. Hellgardt's chair will host this year's RegulationResearchConference as part of the research program "Regulatory Instruments in the Real World". The focus is on the question of how the heterogeneity of regulatory addressees affects the possibilities of legal control. The keynote speech will be given by Prof. Omri Ben-Shahar from the University of Chicago. You can find more information about the conference here https://regulationresearch.net/2023/11/rr-conference-2023-program.

New Publication: Crisis Management and Contract Law

Prof. Hellgardt gave a paper on "Crisis Management and Contract Law" at the last Civil Law Teachers' Conference, which has now been published in an expanded version in AcP 223 (2023), 234-343 (in German). The paper addresses the question of how unforeseen crises, and especially the equally unforeseeable state responses to these crises, affect existing contracts and how this tension is to be resolved. Prof. Hellgardt addresses this question for past crises (Corona pandemic), present crises (Ukraine war) and future crises (climate crisis). In doing so, he shows that the adaptation of contracts affected by state crisis management measures is not only about the interests of the parties involved, but also about the public interest in reducing economic and liberty losses as much as possible and allocating them in a socially adequate way.

Commentary on securities regulation published

The 8th edition of the standard commentary on securities regultion edited by Heinz-Dieter Assmann, Uwe H. Schneider and Peter O. Mülbert has now been published. In the new edition, Prof. Hellgardt comments on a total of just under 250 printed pages on the provisions on insider lists (Art. 18 MAR), managers’ transactions (Art. 19 MAR), liability for omitted or incorrect ad hoc disclosures (Sections 97 and 98 WpHG) and arbitration agreements in the field of securities trading law (Section 101 WpHG). An online edition of the commentary is available on Juris.


Prof. Dr. Alexander Hellgardt, LL.M. (Harvard)

Chair of Private Law, Corporate Law and Jurisprudence


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Building RW(L), room 117

Phone:+49-941-943 2641
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