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Wolf, Annika

Professor of Corporate Finance and Project Finance

University of Applied Science in Emden/Leer, Germany



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2013/2014, 2014/2015

Ph.D. Institution

Humboldt University Berlin, Germany


I received an MA in International and European Business Studies from the University of Bamberg and a PhD in Law from Humboldt-University of Berlin; I conducted my research primarily at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg.
In my dissertation, I focused on a comparative legal analysis and definition of rescue culture in Germany and England, its detriments, and the application of debt-equity swaps to restructure companies in financial distress.
My post-doctoral research as a Max Weber Fellow concentrates on cross-border insolvency regimes for financial institutions and governance aspects in the aftermath of the financial crisis.
Prior to joining the European University Institute, I worked in an international financial institution in London, New York and Frankfurt; my work involved  risk management and investment banking, and operating as an executive assistant for one of the Board Members. I am a member of the NextGen Class of the International Insolvency Institute, an academic member of INSOL, and have participated in UNCITRAL colloquiums on international insolvency law and American Bankruptcy Institute conferences.
My research interests are in international and comparative insolvency and restructuring law, financial regulation and supervision, (behavioural) law and economics, and (behavioural) corporate governance.

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