Professor Gudula Deipenbrock

Associate Research Fellow
Special Interests: 

National Business Law, International Business Law, Company Law, European Union Law, Foreign Business Law, Comparative Law, Capital Markets Law, Financial Markets Law.

Her scholarship in financial market regulation includes in particular an edited volume (together with Mads Andenas) on regulating and supervising European financial markets (Springer 2016) as well as numerous papers on the various legal aspects of the credit rating industry. Her scholarship in comparative law and company law includes papers in particular on legal transplants, directors’ duties (UK and German perspective), Chinese contract and company law and corporate sustainability. 

Additional Information: 

Professor Dr. Gudula Deipenbrock is a member of the Editorial Board (continuous co-operation) of the law journal Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW) and the Editorial Advisory Board of the European Business Law Review. Amongst her more recent major collaborations in the UK are her Visiting Fellowship at IALS in 2015 and her Visitor Status at the Faculty of Law of University of Cambridge, UK, for time periods in 2013 and 2016/2017.

Before joining HTW Berlin in 1998, she was a corporate counsel and project manager in several German companies, especially large groups of companies, working particularly in the fields of international co-operation, mergers and acquisitions and National and International Business Law.

Other Information: 

Professor of Business Law at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin) University of Applied Sciences: https://www.htw-berlin.de/hochschule/personen/person/?typo3state=persons&lsfid=162

Publications: 

Please find below a selection of more recent publications of 2016-2018 in the English language. For a full list of publications and talks in the English and German language, please access https://www.htw-berlin.de/forschung/online-forschungskatalog/publikationen/person/?eid=162

Deipenbrock, Gudula, The European Securities and Markets Authority and Its Regulatory Mission: A Plea for Steering a Middle Course, in: Andenas, Mads, Deipenbrock, Gudula (eds), Regulating and Supervising European Financial Markets. More Risks than Achievements, Springer International, Switzerland 2016, 13 - 41.

Andenas, Mads, Deipenbrock, Gudula, More Risks than Achievements?, in: Andenas, Mads, Deipenbrock, Gudula (eds), Regulating and Supervising European Financial Markets. More Risks than Achievements, Springer International, Switzerland 2016, 1 - 9.

Andenas, Mads, Deipenbrock, Gudula (eds), Regulating and Supervising European Financial Markets. More Risks than Achievements, Springer International, Switzerland 2016, 1 - 437.

Deipenbrock, Gudula, Chiu, Iris (eds), Special Issue of the European Business Law Review 2016 on Directors’ Civil Liability and Directors’ Duties - Current Issues from the National and Comparative Company Law View, Volume 27, Issue 2, 195 - 294.

Deipenbrock, Gudula, The ‘Business Judgment Rule’ and the Problem of Hindsight Bias - Observations from a German Company Law Perspective, Special Issue of the European Business Law Review 2016 on Directors’ Civil Liability and Directors’ Duties - Current Issues from the National and Comparative Company Law View, Volume 27, Issue 2, 197 - 221.

Deipenbrock, Gudula, Foreword: A Miniature Vignette on and a Fervent Plea for Comparative Law, European Business Law Review 2017, Special Issue: Liber Amicorum of Mads Andenas, Volume 28, Issue 6, 761 - 765.

Deipenbrock, Gudula, Direct Supervisory Powers of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in The Realm of Credit Rating Agencies - Some Critical Observations in a Broader Context, European Business Law Review 2018, Volume 29, Issue 2, 169 - 203.

Deipenbrock, Gudula, Private Enforcement in the Realm of European Capital Markets Law Revisited and the Case of Credit Rating Agencies from the Perspective of European and German Law, European Business Law Review 2018, Volume 29, Issue 4, 549 - 575.