Dr Philipp Paech

Dr Philipp Paech

Associate Professor of Law

LSE Law School

Room No
Cheng Kin Ku Building 7.26
English, French, German, Italian
Key Expertise
Law, Mediation

About me

Philipp Paech is an Associate Professor of Law at LSE and has been an educator, researcher, and policy consultant specialising in the regulation and law of financial services for over 20 years. Since 2017, he has focused on the regulation of Digital Finance. He served as the chair of the EU Commission expert group on FinTech (‘ROFIEG’), and the group's recommendations became a foundational document for the EU Digital Finance Strategy.

Philipp teaches and conducts research at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where his educational portfolio includes master's courses in International Financial Regulation and International Financial Law. He also convenes five different executive master courses, covering the law and policy of financial markets, including digital financial services. He convenes and co-teaches a very popular co-curricular Digital Finance Course for all Masters and Bachelor students at LSE Law School.

Philipp has been appointed a Distinguished Global Professor of Law at Notre Dame University and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Law and Finance of Frankfurt University. He previously held visiting appointments at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Bocconi University in Milan, and Tokyo University. He is an attorney-at-law in Frankfurt and an accredited mediator in the UK. He consults for institutional clients in the EU and the UK. His former clients include the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Banco Santander, BVBA, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the European Central Bank.

Administrative support: Law.Reception@lse.ac.uk



External activities

Dr Paech regularly leads research projects, mainly for the public sector, including for the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the European Commission.

He was the chairman of the EU Commission’s ROFIEG expert group on the future of regulating Fintech.

Research interests

Dr Paech’s research relates the antagonistic relationship between risk and liquidity, concentrating on legal risk management on the basis of legal devices within financial institutions, and on the international compatibility of legal and regulatory regimes.

Since 2016 he concentrates on the global regulatory framework for Digital Financial Services and the regulation of crypto-assets.