Prof. Peer Zumbansen

Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and holds the Canada Research Chair in Transnational Economic Governance and Legal Theory. He is the founding director of the Critical Research Laboratory in Law & Society, and served as Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Studies and International Relations. He holds law degrees from the University of Frankfurt (JD equivalent, PhD [law] and Habilitation [post-doctoral full professor qualification]), from the Université de Paris X Nanterre (Licence en droit) and from Harvard Law School (LL.M.). His research focuses on corporate law, private law theory, comparative and transnational law, European private law and legal education. He teaches courses in Business Associations, European Union Law, Transnational Law, Comparative Corporate Governance, Legal Theory and Legal Theory in the Global South. He has received two teaching awards in Canada and has held visiting professorships at Osgoode Hall, Idaho, Bremen, Bilbao, Oñati, Lucerne, St. Gallen, UCD Dublin, Javeriana (Bogotà), Melbourne and Lisbon. In the summer of 2013, he was the inaugural Chair in Global Law at Tilburg Law School in The Netherlands and, in the fall of 2013, a Senior Research Scholar at Michigan Law School. In spring 2014, he is a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School. His publications can be found at