Dr Philipp Paech

Dr Philipp Paech

Assistant Professor of Law

Department of Law

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New Academic Building 5.12

About me

Dr Philipp Paech joined the LSE in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Financial Law and Financial Regulation. He is the Director of the LSE’s Law and Financial Markets Project and a research fellow at the Institute for Law and Finance in Frankfurt. Before joining the LSE, Philipp spent many years at the heart of international legal and regulatory reform of the financial sector, working from 2007-2010 for the European Commission’s directorate for financial services in Brussels and from 2002-2006 for UNIDROIT in Rome. Philipp holds a doctorate from the University of Bonn and obtained the Diploma of EU Studies from the University of Toulouse. He is a qualified lawyer admitted to the Bar of Frankfurt.

Research interests

Philipp's principal research interest is international financial markets law and regulation and the close interaction with insolvency and general civil/commercial law, covering adjacent aspects of private international law. He has worked extensively on legal risk and inefficiencies of cross-jurisdictional financial transactions and cross-jurisdictional exercise of investor rights. Additionally, Philipp advises on legal aspects of the financial market infrastructure, covering institutions like central securities depositories, central counterparties and securities settlement systems. In the context of the recent financial crisis, he has focussed on risk management and risk mitigation through legal devices such as collateral, netting, clearing and finality and the resolution of financial institutions. Most recently, his work concentrates on financial innovation, Fintech, and blockchain/DLT related issues.

External activities

  • Consultant expert for the European Central Bank (2010-2016)
  • Consultant expert for the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, AFME (2013-2014)
  • Consultant expert for the European Commission (2012-2013)
  • Member of the UK Government’s delegation to the UNIDROIT Intergovernmental Conference on International Principles on Close-out Netting. Rapporteur to the Intergovernmental Conference (2011-2013)
  • Consultant expert for the European Parliament (2012 and 2013)
  • Qualified lawyer admitted to the bar of Frankfurt (since 2006)
  • Member of the Local Capital Market Development Legal and Regulatory Advisory Panel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2011)