EW Barker Centre for Law & Business


Mathias M. SIEMS

Durham University

Mathias Siems is a Professor of Commercial Law at Durham University. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, a Research Associate at the London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics, Birkbeck, University of London, and an Invited Fellow at the Maastricht European Law Institute. He graduated from the Universities of Munich and Edinburgh, and has held various visiting positions at universities in Europe, Asia and North America. Professor Siems has published widely on topics of company and comparative law. His work has been supported by various scholarships and grants. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. At the University of Cambridge he participated in an ESRC-funded a project on Law, Finance and Development, co-authoring papers that have twice won the annual prize of the European Corporate Governance Institute. At present, this research continues with a new ESRC grant on Law, Development and Finance in Rising Powers. He is also the winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize 2010.