Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jung

TUM Campus
Heilbronn

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jung

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Our team is located at the TUM campus in Heilbronn. We conduct research in the area of corporate law. We especially focus on topics like European company law, comparative law, contract negotiations, contract governance, business networks, corporate governance, legal methodology as well as the economic analysis of law and empirical legal studies. Together with our colleagues from the Global Center for Family Enterprise (GCFE) we pay special attention to the perspective of family firms.

Curriculum Vitae
Since Feb 2020Professor of Corporate Law, Technical University of Munich, Campus Heilbronn
Apr 2016 - Jan 2020Juniorprofessor for Civil Law and Company Law, University of Siegen, Germany
2015 - to dateLecturer (teaching contract negotiations every winter semester), Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
2014 – to dateVisiting Fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute (CLI) of the New York University upon invitation of Prof. Richard Epstein
Aug. 2010 - Mar 2016Research assistant at the chair for civil law and business law of Prof. Peter Krebs, University of Siegen, Germany
Sep 2009 – June 2010 Post-graduate Master: European Economic Integration and Business, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
Sep 2006 – May 2007 Visiting student (ERASMUS) at the École Supérieure de Commerce, Dijon, France
Oct. 2004 – Mar 2009 Diploma: German and European Business Law, University of Siegen, Germany

Research Areas

Below selected recent and ongoing research topics will be presented.

Increasing internationalisation makes knowledge of the available options of structuring corporations indispensable. Therefore, we research genuine European corporate law, i.e. in particular the supranational company law forms as well as the European company law directives, which have a significant influence on national law. In addition, our research is oriented towards comparative law and focuses on different national company laws in the EU. Paramount are, group law and corporate governance aspects.

 

Selected publications:

Jung, S., Krebs, P., Stiegler S. (eds.): Gesellschaftsrecht in Europa. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2019, 2370 pages

§ 3, Grundlagen und Systematik supranationaler Rechtsformen, 52 pages (link to table of contents)
§ 7, Europäische Wirtschaftliche Interessenvereinigung – EWIV, 70 pages (link to table of contents)
§ 13, Frankreich (in cooperation with Christophe Kühl/Larissa Wohlgemuth), 165 pages (link to table of contents)
§ 14, Italien (in cooperation with Paolo Flavio Mondini), 137 pages (link to table of contents)
§ 33, Europäische Corporate Governance (in cooperation with Sascha Stiegler), 74 pages (link to table of contents)
§ 35, Europäisches Konzernrecht (in cooperation with Peter Krebs), 35 pages (link to table of contents)

Jung, S., Societas Unius Personae (SUP) – The new corporate element in company groups, EBLR (European Business Law Review) 2015, p. 645-692
Jung, S., Die Kapitalverfassung der Societas Privata Europaea (SPE), 2014, LIT Verlag, Münster, 436 pages

Contract negotiations are of great practical relevance. We explore the subject matter in its entirety, i.e. from the preparation process of negotiations, through the actual negotiation process, up to the phase of contract implementation and matter of follow-up. The research is interdisciplinary and combines both psychological and economic approaches with findings from the field of law and communication science. A current research focus is the assessment of lies in contract negotiations.

 

Selected publications

Jung, S.: Bluffing in business-to-business contract negotiations – The Relationship Between Moral Intuition, Rechtsgefühl and the Law in the United States and Germany in: Southern California Law Review 92 (2019), S. 973-1001.

Jung, S., Krebs, P. The Essentials of Contract Negotiation. Cham: Springer, 2019, 242 pages (short version of the German book with additional chapters on intercultural negotiations).

Jung, S., Krebs, P.: Die Vertragsverhandlung – taktische, strategische und rechtliche Elemente, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2016, 525 pages.

Our research on contract governance deals with the improvement of contract design. By setting the right incentives, contract design can make a significant contribution to the success of entrepreneurial projects. In this respect, in particular findings of behavioral economics are taken into account. Overall, our research focuses on the idea of cooperation, on a holistic approach and medium to long-term success. Related to this, is also the researched idea of “enabling law”, i.e. the law’s function to promote economic success.

 

Selected publications

Jung, S.: §§ 313, 314 BGB in: Nomos Kommentar zum BGB, 4. ed. 2020 (edition 2016 still in cooperation with Prof. Peter Krebs) (forthcoming)

Jung, S.: Systemkrisen und das Institut der Störung der (großen) Geschäftsgrundlage – Eine Betrachtung am Beispiel der Corona-Krise, JuristenZeitung 2020 (forthcoming)

Small and medium-sized enterprises use business networks to compensate for the economies of scale and scope enjoyed by large companies. Business networks are therefore of great practical importance not only in Europe but also on the global plane. Our research focuses in particular on the structure and governance of business networks and how to grasp both of these matters from a legal point of view.

 

Selected Publications

S. Jung, G. Teubner, P. Krebs (eds.): Business Networks Reloaded, 2015, Ashgate/Nomos, Baden-Baden, 424 Druckseiten

P. Krebs, S. Jung, K. Aedtner, M. Schultes, Das modulare System der Netzwerkaktivitäten, KSzW 2015, S. 15-29

P. Krebs, S. Jung, Governance in Unternehmensnetzwerken, KSzW 2015, S. 30-49

We investigate legal-methodological issues across topics and levels (EU law and national law). Our research aims at a deeper understanding of both the methodology of legislation as well as the application of enacted law. Currently, we are investigating the role of the Rechtsgefühl (feeling how the law should be) and the Judiz (feeling how the law is) in contract law

 

Selected publications

Krebs, P., Jung, S.: § 2, Europäische Rechtsmethodik in: Jung, S., Krebs, P., Stiegler S. (eds.): Gesellschaftsrecht in Europa. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2019 (link to table of contents)

Krebs, P, Jung, S., Optimierungspotentiale der Gesetzgebungsmethodik in: Baldus/Theisen/Vogel (eds.): “Gesetzgeber” und Rechtsanwendung – Entstehung und Auslegungsfähigkeit von Normen, 2013, p. 125-152

Team

Scientific Staff

Research Interests:

European Business Law
European and German Competition Law
Contract Negotiations

 

Published Articles:

Melissa Dowse/Dr. Hermann Dück: Zwangseinwilligung zur Datenverarbeitung“ – zugleich Anmerkung zum Beschluss des OLG Düsseldorf in Sachen Facebook, NZKart 2020, pp. 80-82

 

Presentations:

Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) Annual Conference 2020, with paper: “Competitive restraints in digital platform competition through the lense of the current authority practice in abuse control – a comparative appraisal”

 

Teaching Experience:

Exercise Introduction to Civil Law Winter Term 2019/2020

 

Professional experience:

08/2019 – 10/2018 Internship law firm Beiten Burkhardt Anwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Brussels

07/2016 – 09/2016 Internship legal department Heinrich Georg Maschinenbau GmbH, Siegen

 

Academic career and education:

since 03/2020 Research Associate Professorship Corporate Law and member at the Global Center for Family Enterprise, Technical University of Munich

since 04/2019 Doctoral Canditate Professorship for Civil Law, University of Siegen

05/2019 – 02/2020 Research Associate Professorship for Corporate and Civil Law, Siegen

10/2016 – 03/2019 Master of Law, University of Siegen

04/2017 – 04/2019 Student Assistant Professorship for Corporate and Civil Law, Siegen

11/2016 – 02/2017 Work Contract Translation Project, Siegen

10/2013 – 09/2016 Bachelor of Law, German and European Business Law, University of Siegen

 

Phone: +49 7131 26418859
Email: Melissa.dowse@tum.de

Research Interests:

Corporate Law
Competition Law
Contract negotiations

 

Professional experience:

since 04/2020 Articled clerk at Heilbronn Regional Court, Heilbronn

 

Academic career and education:

since 06/2020 Research Associate at the Global Center for Family Enterprise, Technical University of Munich

10/2014 – 01/2020 Law studies, degree: First state examination in law; University of Constance

10/ 2016 – 02/2018 Special studies in the field of competition law, University of Constance (Lake of Constance)

Lecturer

Dr. Gerald Reger

Lawyer, Certified Specialist in Tax Law
Partner at Noerr LLP

Email: Gerald.Reger@noerr.com

Curriculum Vitae

External Doctoral Candidates

Christina Vossen

Email: Christina.Vossen@web.de

Teaching

BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Lecture and Exercise

This module covers the legal essentials of running a business in Germany and in the European Union. It focuses on typical problems, which entrepreneurs and employees might encounter in practice. Topics covered will be, inter alia, the formation and termination of contracts, selected types of contract (in particular, sale of goods), torts, property law, the law of business associations, intellectual property law, competition law. The lecture covers the theoretical aspects of the module while the exercises focuses on solving case studies.

Lecture and Exercise

This module provides students with an overview of the areas of European Union law relevant to companies. The topics covered are: the basic structure of the European Union, the internal market and the fundamental freedoms, the EURO, European trade, company and capital market law, competition law, prohibition of state aids and the principles of EU intellectual property rights.  The lecture covers the theoretical aspects of the module while the exercises focuses on solving case studies.

MASTER IN MANAGEMENT

Lecture and Exercise

This module covers the legal essentials of running a business in Germany and in the European Union. It focuses on typical problems, which entrepreneurs and employees might encounter in practice. Topics covered will be, inter alia, the formation and termination of contracts, selected types of contract (in particular, sale of goods), torts, property law, the law of business associations, intellectual property law, competition law. The lecture covers the theoretical aspects of the module while the exercises focuses on solving case studies.

This module covers the economic and psychological basics of contract negotiations as well as important communication tools for negotiations. The following topics are discussed: Basic terms of contract negotiations (like BATNA and ZOPA etc.); negotiation strategies and concepts (Harvard negotiation concept, win-win, win-lose etc.); effects of behavioural economics and negotiation tactics based on it (anchoring effect etc.); negotiation tactics (based on deception, pressure and defensive tactics etc.); principal agent problem in negotiations; communication (question techniques, answer techniques, argumentation techniques); emotions (core concerns framework); gender aspects in contract negotiations.

THESIS SUPERVISION

We are looking forward to supervising your Doctoral, Master or Bachelor thesis in the area of corporate law or contract negotiation. We welcome interdisciplinary research projects.

Publications


Jung, S.: Systemkrisen und das Institut der Störung der (großen) Geschäftsgrundlage – Eine Betrachtung am Beispiel der Corona-Krise, JuristenZeitung 2020 (forthcoming)


Jung, S.: §§ 313, 314 BGB in: Nomos Kommentar zum BGB, 4. ed. 2020 (3. ed. 2016 still in cooperation with Peter Krebs) (forthcoming)


Jung, S.: Bluffing in Business-to-Business Contract Negotiations – The Relationship Between Moral Intuition, Rechtsgefühl and the Law in the United States and Germany in: Southern California Law Review 92 (2019), pp. 973-1001


Jung, S., Krebs, P., Stiegler S. (eds.): Gesellschaftsrecht in Europa. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2019, 2370 pages
(Co-)author of 17 chapters, among others:
§ 2, Europäische Rechtsmethodik (in cooperation with Peter Krebs)
§ 3, Grundlagen und Systematik supranationaler Rechtsformen
§ 7, Europäische Wirtschaftliche Interessenvereinigung – EWIV
§ 13, Frankreich (in cooperation with Christophe Kühl/Larissa Wohlgemuth)
§ 14, Italien (in cooperation with Paolo Flavio Mondini)
§ 30 Aktionärsrechterichtlinie (in cooperation with Sascha Stiegler)
§ 33, Europäische Corporate Governance (in cooperation with Sascha Stiegler)
§ 35, Europäisches Konzernrecht (in cooperation with Peter Krebs)


Jung, S., Krebs, P.: Die Vertragsverhandlung – taktische, strategische und rechtliche Elemente, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2016, 525 pages
Jung, S., Krebs, P. The Essentials of Contract Negotiation. Cham: Springer, 2019, 242 pages (short version of the German publication with additional chapters on intercultural negotiations.)


Jung, S., Krebs, P., Teubner, G. (eds.): Business Networks Reloaded, Baden-Baden: Ashgate/Nomos, 2015, 424 pages.
Co-author of 3 chapters, among others
Governance Structures of Business Networks, pp. 118-170 (in cooperation with Peter Krebs)


Jung, S., Societas Unius Personae (SUP) – The new corporate element in company groups, EBLR (European Business Law Review) 2015, S. 645-692


Jung, S., Die Kapitalverfassung der Societas Privata Europaea (SPE), 2014, LIT Verlag, Münster, 436 Seiten


A complete list of publications is available here.

Contact

  • Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jung
  • Phone Phone +49 7131 264 18 859
  • E-Mail stefanie.jung@tum.de
  • Postadresse:

    Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn