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Dr Maren Heidemann

LCF director and convenor


Assessor Iuris (Germany), LLM, PhD (University of Nottingham)

Special Interests:

Maren Heidemann’s academic interest is in transnational commercial law, comparative private law, the relationship between public and private law and international taxation.

After completing her legal qualifications at the Albert Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg (1991) and the Higher Regional Court Stuttgart (1994) Maren Heidemann obtained a master’s degree (1994) and a PhD (2005) in international commercial law from the University of Nottingham. Her case work as legal practitioner has included cross-border corporate and contract law, international taxation, landlord and tenant as well as administrative and heritage law matters. Dr Heidemann has held a number of full time and visiting academic appointments in the UK since 2007 including a Senior Lectureship at the University of Westminster and a Lectureship in Commercial Law at the University of Glasgow. She also lectures regularly abroad including at the HTW Berlin (Germany) and the University of Oslo (Norway). Dr Heidemann has been working for the University of London since 2010 in various roles including as research fellow, postgraduate supervisor supervising doctoral students at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London IALS in the areas of international sales, comparative corporate and data protection law and as Teaching Fellow and tutor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary, University of London.

Other Information:

Maren Heidemann is chairing the Maren Heidemann-Foundation (Frankfurt/Main, Germany) which she set up in 1999. Maren has also worked in music management and performance in the UK.

Since May 2019 she also chairs and manages the Jutta Heidemann-Foundation (Erfurt, Germany) which grants scholarships to doctoral students at HEIs in the state of Thuringia.


Recent publications (selection)

Maren Heidemann, 'Disclosure rules in takeovers: making sense of fragmentation in German law' in Jospeh Lee (ed) Takeovers in EU and China: State interests, market players, and governance mechanism (Springer, Heidelberg 2021), forthcomingM Heidemann, 'Commercial registers and transparency (2017)' (London) [Society of Advanced Legal Studies] Amicus Curiae (Issue 112) 18-24.M Heidemann, Transnational Commercial Law(Palgrave MacMillan, London 2018)M Heidemann and J Lee (eds), The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform – European and Comparative Perspectives (Springer, Heidelberg 2018)M Heidemann (ed), Special Issue: The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform 29 (6) EBLR 2018 Heidemann, Maren. 2018. Object and Purpose in International Uniform Law Conventions. EBLR 29 (6):907-927M Heidemann, 'Object and Purpose as interpretation tool in International Commercial Law Conventions – How to make the ‘top down approach’ work' in M Heidemann and J Lee (eds), The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform – European and Comparative Perspectives (Springer, Heidelberg 2018)Heidemann, Maren. 2017. Is Internationalisation Going Too Far? – Constitutional Challenges of International Data Exchange Programmes. EBLR 28 (5):847-878M Heidemann and D Thomas, 'Judicial Review in the Eurozone – the court system as regulator? The case of the sovereign debt crisis' in M Andenas and G Deipenbrock (eds), Regulating and Supervising European Financial Markets. Risks and Achievements (Springer, Heidelberg, New York 2016)Heidemann, Maren. 2016. Identities in contract – merchant law in Europe and the future of European contract law. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 23 (4):667-701Heidemann, Maren. 2016. Current Issues of Directors' Liability – The Scottish View. EBLR 27 (2):243-259M Heidemann, 'Comparative Interpretation Standards in Uniform International Law' in N Popov and AW Wiseman (eds), Comparative Sciences: Interdisciplinary Approaches (International Perspectives on Education and Society Series Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015

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