Maren Heidemann’s academic interest is in transnational commercial law, comparative private law, the relationship between public and private law and international taxation. She currently leads a research project at the IALS Centre for Corporate and Financial Law entitled “The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform” where she has organised a series of conferences since 2016.
After completing her legal qualifications at the Albert Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg (1991) and the Higher Regional Court Stuttgart (1994) Maren Heidemann obtained a master’s degree (1994) and a PhD (2005) in international commercial law from the University of Nottingham. Her case work as legal practitioner has included cross-border corporate and contract law, international taxation, landlord and tenant as well as administrative and heritage law matters. Dr Heidemann has held a number of full time and visiting academic appointments in the UK since 2007 including a Senior Lectureship at the University of Westminster and a Lectureship in Commercial Law at the University of Glasgow. She also lectures regularly abroad including at the HTW Berlin (Germany) and the University of Oslo (Norway). Dr Heidemann has been supervising doctoral students at IALS since 2010 in the areas of international sales, comparative corporate and data protection law and currently accepts new applications to study on the IALS postgraduate research degree courses in her fields of interest.
Since May 2019 she also chairs and manages the Jutta Heidemann-Foundation (Erfurt, Germany) which grants scholarships to doctoral students at HEIs in the state of Thuringia.
Most recent publications
M Heidemann, 'Commercial registers and transparency (2017)' (London) [Society of Advanced Legal Studies] Amicus Curiae (Issue 112) 18-24.
M Heidemann (ed), Special Issue: The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform 29 (6) EBLR 2018
Heidemann, Maren. 2018. Object and Purpose in International Uniform Law Conventions. EBLR 29 (6):907-927
M Heidemann, 'Object and Purpose as interpretation tool in International Commercial Law Conventions – How to make the ‘top down approach’ work' in M Heidemann and J Lee (eds), The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform – European and Comparative Perspectives (Springer, Heidelberg 2018)
Heidemann, Maren. 2017. Is Internationalisation Going Too Far? – Constitutional Challenges of International Data Exchange Programmes. EBLR 28 (5):847-878
M Heidemann and D Thomas, 'Judicial Review in the Eurozone – the court system as regulator? The case of the sovereign debt crisis' in M Andenas and G Deipenbrock (eds), Regulating and Supervising European Financial Markets. Risks and Achievements (Springer, Heidelberg, New York 2016)
Heidemann, Maren. 2016. Identities in contract – merchant law in Europe and the future of European contract law. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 23 (4):667-701
Heidemann, Maren. 2016. Current Issues of Directors' Liability – The Scottish View. EBLR 27 (2):243-259
M Heidemann, 'Comparative Interpretation Standards in Uniform International Law' in N Popov and AW Wiseman (eds), Comparative Sciences: Interdisciplinary Approaches (International Perspectives on Education and Society Series Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015)