Thilo Kuntz

Visiting Professor

Thilo Kuntz is a Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law and will teach Comparative Corporate Governance. His research lies in Fiduciary Law, Corporate Law, Comparative Law, Law and Economics, and Legal Theory. He is a Professor of Law at Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf in Germany and holds the Chair in Private Law, Commercial and Corporate Law. Additionally, he is Managing Director of the Institute of Corporate Law at Heinrich Heine. Previously, he was a tenured professor of law (chair) at Bremen University and Bucerius Law School, Germany. In 2021, he was a Global Visiting Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School.

Kuntz received his First State Exam (JD equivalent) in 2003 and his SJD at Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen in 2008, his LL.M. at the University of Chicago Law School in 2007. His Habilitationsschrift (postdoctoral thesis) on comparative corporate law was awarded the most prestigious German prize for scholarly work in corporate law in 2014.

Kuntz is the editor or co-editor of several books, including Transnational Fiduciary Law (Cambridge University Press, 2023, with Seth Davis and Gregory Shaffer), Methodology in Private Law Theory: Between New Private Law and Rechtsdogmatik (Oxford University Press, 2024, in press, with Paul Miller), the Research Handbook in Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (Edward Elgar, 2024, in press, sole editor), and a volume on Corporate Purpose, CSR and ESG: A Trans-Atlantic Dialogue (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, with Jens Binder and Klaus J. Hopt). He has published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed German and European journals.