Professor Claus Luttermann


Professor Claus Luttermann

Professor Claus Luttermann Studied Jurisprudence and Economics at the Universities of Muenster, Cologne and Berkeley (California). He completed the First and Second State Examination and obtained his Juris Doctor and Juris Doctor (Habilitation) at the University of Muenster.

He was appointed Associate Professor of Law at the Universities of Munich (LMU), Konstanz and Bielefeld and became Full Professor of Law (Civil Law, German and International Commercial Law and Business Law) at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt (Bavaria) in 2001. He currently serves as Vice Dean of the Business Faculty and is also the Head of the European Documentation Centre and Director of the Center for Corporation Finance and Law.

He is a member of the Wirtschaftsprüferkammer (WPK, Berlin) and was recently appointed as member of the Academic Advisory Council, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics (SPbSUE/FINEC, Russia). Professor Luttermann was Visiting Professor, inter alia, at:

  • UCB (Boalt School of Law)
  • Deakin (Faculty of Business and Law)
  • St. Petersburg (FINEC)

His areas of specialisation are:

  • accounting and auditing law
  • corporate law, corporate governance
  • law of corporation finance

and he focuses his research also on international comparative issues.

His leading scholarly works as author include his habilitation treatise on:

  • International Capital Markets Law and Corporation Finance with Hybrid Instruments (“Unternehmen, Kapital und Genußrecht” (1998))
  • Accounting Law in the U.S. and International Financial Reporting of Groups (“Bilanzrecht in den USA und internationale Konzernrechnungslegung” (1999))
  • a major contribution to the “Münchener Kommentar zum Aktiengesetz” (Commentary on the German Stock Corporation Act (2nd ed, 2003)

and as co-author on:

  • German, European and International Accounting Law (“Bilanzrecht”, 4th ed, 2005) and
  • German Corporate Governance in International and European Context (2nd ed, 2012)

Professor Luttermann has published more than 200 academic articles in highly regarded academic journals.