Jan Thiessen

Prof. Dr. Jan Thiessen is Professor of Private Law, Contemporary and Commercial Legal History at Humboldt University (Berlin). From 2010 to 2017, he held a Chair of Private Law, German and Contemporary Legal History, Commercial and Corporate Law at Tuebingen University. Since 2012, he has been secretary of the "Foundations of Law" specialist group within the German Society of Comparative Law. His main research interests in legal history focus on corporations, interferences between law and economic crises and law and lawyers in the context of national-socialist Germany. Besides legal history, he has published on recent Civil Law, Commercial Law and Corporate Law.

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