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Philip Bender

Research Associate

Phone: +49-89-24246-5271
Fax: +49-89-24246-523
Mail: philip.bender@tax.mpg.de

Room: M8.418

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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 : Grenzen der Personalisierung des dispositiven Rechts. In:  Bayer , Elena & al.  (ed.) : Privatrecht 2050 – Blick in die (digitale) Zukunft. Bayreuther Tagung vom 11. bis 14. September. Jahrbuch Junge Zivilrechtswissenschaft, forthcoming.
Grigoleit, Hans Christoph  /  Bender, P. : The Law Between Generality and Particularity. In:  Alemanno , A.  /  Busch , Ch.  (eds.) : Data Economy and Regulation: A Handbook on Personalized Law. forthcoming.
Grigoleit, Hans Christoph  /  Bender, Philip : Der Diskurs über die Kategorien des Schadensersatzes im Leistungsstörungsrecht – Teleologische Dogmatisierung auf dem Prüfstand. In: ZfPW, 2019 , Nr. 1 , p. 1  - 64 .