Matthias Lehmann is a full professor and director of the Institute for Private International and Comparative Law at the University of Bonn. He holds doctoral degrees from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Columbia University, as well as a habilitation from the University of Bayreuth. His main interest lies in international and comparative aspects of banking and financial law. He has published extensively on the subject in German, English, French and Spanish. Matthias is a member of the European Banking Institute.