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Rüdiger Veil holds the Chair of Civil Law and Business Law at Ludwig Maximilians-University Munich (LMU) and is Director of LMU’s Munich Center for Capital Markets Law (MuCCML). He studied law in Gießen and obtained his doctorate from the Humboldt-University Berlin, where he also obtained his habilitation in 2002. From 2003 to 2017 he held the Chair for Civil Law, Corporate Law and Capital Markets Law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg and was the Director of the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law at Bucerius Law School.

Rüdiger Veil's research focuses on Corporate Law, European Capital Markets Law and Banking Law. He has written numerous articles on these areas of law contributed to commentaries on the German Stock Corporation Act, the Limited Liability Companies Act and the Societas Europaea and published books (e.g. "European Capital Markets Law", Hart, 3rd edition forthcoming March 2022, "Transparency of Stock Corporations in Europe: Rationales, Limitations and Perspectives", Hart, 2019 (together with Vassilios Tountopoulos) and "Handbook Market Abuse Law", Beck, 2019 (together with Andreas Meyer and Thomas Rönnau)).

Rüdiger Veil was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin (2002) and Doshisha University, Kyoto (2011) as well as a Visiting Professor at Boston College, Law School (2016).

Since 2012, Rüdiger Veil has been a member of the Scientific Committee "Financial Market Legislation" at the German Ministry of Finance, Berlin. He was an Academic Member of the ESMA Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG) from 2014 to 2018 and its Chair from September 2016 to December 2018. Rüdiger Veil has been Chair of the Scientific Committee "Better Finance", Brussels, since 2019. As an expert advisor, Rüdiger Veil has commented on legislative projects in corporate and capital markets law for the German Bundestag, the European Parliament, the Russian State Duma and the Chinese Parliament. In 2015, he prepared a report for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) on facilitating capital market access for SMEs. In February 2019, he submitted the report "Sustainable Investments through Financial Market Regulation" (together with K. Deckert, A. Kämmerer, C. Voigt) to the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU).