Klaus J. Hopt


Klaus J. Hopt is a professor and director emeritus at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. He taught in Tübingen, Florence, Berne, Brussels, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Munich. Visiting professorships in the USA: Harvard, NYU, Columbia et al. He was a member of the High Level Group of Company Law Experts (European Commission), the supervisory board of the Deutsche Börse AG, the board of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He also served as an expert for the German Parliament, the German Federal Constitutional Court, various German Ministries, German Central Bank, European Commission, Bank for International Settlements, Bulgaria and World Bank. For his publications see www.mpipriv.de.