Philip BenderResearch Associate



Areas of Interest:

Private Law, Corporate Law, Banking Regulation, Legal Theory, Constitutional Private Law, Law & Tech

Academic Résumé:

Studied law at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) (First State Exam, 2016), at University Paris II/Panthéon-Assas in Paris (Licence, 2013 & Maîtrise, 2017) and at Yale Law School in New Haven (LL.M., 2019); studied philosophy at LMU and at École normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris.

Legal Traineeship (Referendariat, Second State Exam, 2018) at Appellate Court of Munich and at German Embassy in Teheran; N.Y. Bar Exam (2019).

Since 2011 Student Assistant, since 2016 Research Associate, since 2019 Ph.D. Candidate of Professor Grigoleit (LMU); since 2016 Lecturer at LMU and member of interdisciplinary research initiative LexAlyze; since 2019 Research Associate at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Department of Business and Tax Law of Professor Schön; since 2019 Resident Fellow, since 2020 Visiting Fellow of the Information Society Project of Yale Law School.


Academic Prizes / Honours / Memberships etc.:


Prize of Excellence by Franco-German University (2013), Titre de Lauréat for Licence & Maîtrise (each 2014), Distinction by Bavarian Ministry of Justice for Legal State Exams (2016 & 2018).


Maximilianeum Foundation (2009–2016), Max-Weber-Program (2009–2016), German Scholars Foundation & ERP (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 2010 – 2016, 2018/19), DAAD (2012–2014, 2018/19), Hasemann Scholarship (2018/19).


Current Publications:

Bender, Philip: Three Ways of Thinking About Objectivity and Why It Is Important. In: Bender, Philip (ed.): The Law Between Objectivity and Power. Baden-Baden, Oxford, Nomos & Hart, forthcoming.
Bender, Philip (ed.): The Law Between Objectivity and Power. Nomos & Hart, forthcoming.
Grigoleit, Hans Christoph / Bender, P.: The Law Between Generality and Particularity. In: Busch, Ch. / De Franceschi, A. (eds.): Algorithmic Regulation and Personalized Law, A Handbook. Munich, Baden-Baden, Oxford, Nomos & Hart, 2021, p. 115 - 136.
Bender, Philip: Ambivalenz der Offensichtlichkeit – Zugleich Anmerkung zur Entscheidung des BVerfGs vom 5. Mai 2020. In: ZEus, 2020, Volume 23, Nr. 3, p. 409 - 429.

English version: Ambivalence of Obviousness – Remarks to the Decision of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany of May 5, 2020, European Public Law 2021, forthcoming.


Bauer, Franz / Bender, P.: Referendarexamensklausur – Zivilrecht: Kauf- und Werkrecht – Das Gästehaus. In: JuS, 2020, p. 585 - 592.
Bender, Philip: Limits of Personalization of Default Rules – Towards a Normative Theory. In: European Review of Contract Law, 2020, Volume 16, Nr. 3, p. 366 - 409.


Summary: Oxford Business Law Blog, 25.05.2020

Bender, Philip: Grenzen der Personalisierung des dispositiven Rechts. In: Bayer, Elena & al. (ed.): Privatrecht 2050 – Blick in die (digitale) Zukunft. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2020, Jahrbuch Junge Zivilrechtswissenschaft, 2019, p. 33 - 62.
Grigoleit, Hans Christoph / Bender, P.: Der Diskurs über die Kategorien des Schadensersatzes im Leistungsstörungsrecht – Teleologische Dogmatisierung auf dem Prüfstand. In: ZfPW, 2019. No. 1, 1 - 64.