Curriculum vitae

Law studies at the Universities of Passau, Toulouse I and Freiburg i. Br.
First state exam in Freiburg i. Br.
Research assistant at the Institute for State Science and Philosophy of Law at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Andreas Voßkuhle)
Doctoral degree at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Second state exam in Berlin
Advisor at the Federal Ministry of Justice
Postdoctoral researcher at the DFG Research Training Group „Verfassung jenseits des Staates“ at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Research assistant at the Institute for State Science and Philosophy of Law at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Andreas Voßkuhle)
Habilitation at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg; Venia Legendi for the subjects "Public Law and Legal Theory"
Professor of constitutional and administrative law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Appointments to the W 3 professorship for Public Law at the University of Trier (rejected) and to the W 3 professorship for Public Law III at the University of Bayreuth (rejected)
March 2017
Visiting Professor at the Law School of Osaka University
LMU Teaching Innovation Award for the "Legislation Workshop" project (together with Prof Dr Martin Burgi)
Since 2017
Holder of the Chair of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Since 2018
Member of the Financial Market Legislation Working Group at the Federal Ministry of Finance
Research stay at the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of Melbourne Law School
Since October 2022
Speaker of the CAS Research Group "The Institutional Architecture for a + 1.5° C World" (together with Rüdiger Veil)

Main research subjects

  • Constitutional, administrative and European law
  • National, European and international public financial market law
  • Climate constitutional law
  • Sustainable finance regulation

Latest research topics

  • 14 November 2023: Lecture "Climate lawsuits as a financial risk. How banking supervision is becoming a climate protector" as part of the LMU lecture series "FokusLMU: Endangered sustainability goals - How can we change course?"
  • 4 October 2023: Lecture "Climate lawsuits before international courts. Perspectives and limits" as part of the discussion group "International Public Law" of the Association of Constitutional Law Professors
  • 21 June 2023: Lecture "BaFin (in)dependence - Status Quo and Reform Perspectives" at the workshop "The Future of Financial Market Structure and Regulatory Architecture: Institutional Design & Shifting Norms of Regulatory Independence in a Crypto World", House of Finance / Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
  • 22 May 2023: Interview "Climate: Who can fix it, should fix it?", LMU Newsroom
  • 20 October 2022: Expert opinion on "Climate adaptation and nature conservation as community tasks? Constitutional framework and design options" at the Conference of Environment Ministers ("Financing instruments" working group)
  • 4 October 2022: Panel discussion "Further development of the banking union" at the FMA Supervision Conference 2022 in Vienna (To the video )
  • 30 September 2022: Lecture "Green Finance. Financial markets in the transformation process" at the 12th Extreme Weather Congress in Hamburg
  • 22 September 2022: Panel discussion "ESG and Banking Regulation" at the "9th Conference on the Banking Union", Frankfurt a.M.
  • 31 March 2022: Statement as an expert at the hearing of the Bavarian State Parliament on the "Improvement of the state parliament election procedure" (statement)
  • 25 November 2021: KOMOS reading "Law as the basis and limit of climate protection. The Tragedy of the Horizons and the Intertemporal Protection of Liberty" at the Humboldt University of Berlin (for recording)
  • 14 July 2021: Lecture "BaFin (in)dependence. A reform proposal" at the conference " EMU at a Crossroads? Economic Governance Reforms in the European Union" at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, Frankfurt a.M.
  • 21 May 2021: Lecture "Pandemic and protection of fundamental rights" at the XIX German-Italian Constitutional Colloquium
  • 5 May 2021: Statement as an expert at the Bundestag hearing on improving transparency rules for members of the German Bundestag
  • 29 April 2021: Statement on the climate protection decision of the BVerfG in the programme nano

  • Die Sustainable Finance Regulierung als Demokratieproblem. Klimarisikovorsorge von Finanzinstituten als „wesentliche“ Entscheidung, in: FS Streinz, 2023, i.E.
  • Complete, yet Limited: The Guarantee of Independence for National Regulatory Authorities in the Energy Sector. Case C-718/18, Commission v. Germany, Judgment of the Court of Justice (Fourth Chamber) of 2 September 2021, CML Rev. 59 (2022), i.E.
  • Kommentierung von Art. 19 Abs. 1-3 GG, in: Dreier, Grundgesetz Kommentar, 4. Aufl., i. E.
  • Staatsrecht I. Staatsorganisationsrecht, 34. Auflage, München 2022 (gemeinsam mit J. Ipsen und Th. Wischmeyer).
  • Klimawissen im Finanzmarktrecht. Zu Transfer und Transformation von ökologischem und ökonomischem Wissen in der Sustainable Finance Regulierung, in: Augsberg/Schuppert (Hrsg.), Wissen und Recht, Baden-Baden 2022, S. 289-333.
  • Grüne Geldpolitik. Zu den Grundsätzen der Kompetenzverteilung zwischen der EU und den Mitgliedstaaten am Beispiel CO2-orientierter Zentralbankmaßnahmen, in: Kahl/Mager (Hrsg.), Verwaltungsaufgaben und Legitimation der Verwaltung, Baden-Baden 2022, S. 135-165.
  • Der Verfahrensgedanke im deutschen und europäischen Verwaltungsrecht, in: Eifert/Möllers/Voßkuhle (Hrsg.), Grundlagen des Verwaltungsrechts, 3. Aufl., 2022, Bd. 2, § 27 (gemeinsam mit E. Schmidt-Aßmann).
  • Managervergütung, Mindestlohn, Mietpreisbremse. Vergütungsregelungen als Steuerungsinstrumente in einer sozialen Marktwirtschaft, Der Staat 60 (2021), S. 353-386. (gemeinsam mit S. Heitzer).
  • Die Grundsätze der gegenseitigen Anerkennung und des gegenseitigen Vertrauens, in: Kahl/Ludwigs (Hrsg.), Handbuch des Verwaltungsrechts, Bd. II (Grundstrukturen des europäischen und internationalen Verwaltungsrechts), Heidelberg 2021, § 48.
  • BaFin in(dependence) – A reform proposal, SAFE White Paper No. 82, März 2021, (gemeinsam mit K. Langenbucher, P. Blank und J.-P. Krahnen).
  • Die Verfassung der Börse, ZHR 2020, S. 562-607.


A list of publications can be downloaded here (PDF, 193 KB).

CAS Research Group „The Institutional Architecture for a 1.5 °C World”

From the winter semester 23/24, LMU's Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) will be funding a legal research group for the first time. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr Ann Katrin Kaufhold and Prof. Dr Rüdiger Veil, a group of international academics will investigate which institutions are best suited to shaping the transition to a climate-neutral society due to their institutional design. They will compare "traditional" institutions such as parliaments and supreme courts in different legal systems and contrast them with institutions that were created specifically for the purpose of climate protection, such as the Platform on Sustainable Finance.


Activities as expert and legal representative

  • Acting as an expert witness and litigator in hearings on legislative proposals, in particular for the German Bundestag (Finance Committee, Committee for the Scrutiny of Elections, Immunity and Rules of Procedure), for the Bavarian State Parliament (Committee for Constitution, Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Integration) and for the Federal Ministry of Finance
  • Legal representation of the German Bundestag at the Federal Constitutional Court
  • Member of the working group on financial market legislation, Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin
  • Member of the "Commission for the referendum on the socialisation of large housing companies" of the Berlin Senate