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

Dr Philipp Paech is an Associate Professor of Financial Law and Regulation at LSE. He joined LSE in 2010 and is now the Director of LSE’s Law and Financial Markets Project. Since 2007, he has been a Fellow at the Institute for Law and Finance at the University of Frankfurt, becoming a Visiting Professor in 2015. Before joining the LSE, he spent many years at the heart of international legal and regulatory reform of the financial sector, working from 2007-2010 for the European Commission DG FISMA, and from 2002-2006 for UNIDROIT in Rome.

Dr Paech 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 and a CEDR-accredited mediator in the UK.

He has been awarded LSE’s Excellence in Education Award 2017-18. In 2018/19, Dr Paech was the chairman of the EU Commission’s expert group on Fintech regulation, and the main author of its '30 Recommendations on Regulation, Innovation and Finance'. [view report]

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 is currently 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 within financial institutions, and on the international compatibility of legal and regulatory regimes. Since 2016 he works on global regulation of Fintech and Blockchain, which includes running a specialist blog on that subject. Being an accredited mediator, he has also developed a keen scientific interest in mediation of international public-sector and commercial disputes.