Professor Peter Sester Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Peter Sester has been Full Professor of International Business Law and of Law and Economics at the HSG Law School since 1 February 2014. The chair was established with the help of the Lemann Foundation. Peter Sester was born on 16 December 1967. He is a German national. Studies and academic career From 1988 to 1992, Peter Sester studied law at the University of Heidelberg, and from 1990 to 1996 economics at the Fern-Universität Hagen. In 1992, he passed the first Bar examination, and in 1996 the second. In between, he obtained his Doctor’s degree from the University of Heidelberg with a thesis on "Treupflichtverletzung bei Widerspruch und Zustimmungsverweigerung im Recht der Personenhandelsgesellschaft" [Misfeasance in cases of contradiction and refusal of consent in the law of business partnerships]. After his second Bar examination, he completed his studies of economics. In January 2001, he obtained his teaching qualification for civil law, commercial and company law, German and international business law, as well as comparative law from the University of Marburg for his habilitation thesis entitled "Projektfinanzierungsvereinbarungen als Gestaltungs- und Regulierungsaufgabe" [Project funding agreements as a configuration and regulation function]. After his appointment by the University of Karlsruhe in 2002, he wrote a doctoral thesis in economics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, which he completed in 2009. The thesis was entitled "Institutionelle Reformen in heranreifenden Kapitalmärkten" [Institutional reforms in maturing capital markets]. From 2002 to 2012, Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Sester was Professor of Civil Law, Commercial and Company Law, as well as Business Law, while at the same time being in charge of the Institute for Information and Business Law at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. From 1 January 2013, Peter Sester was Professor of Civil, Business and Fiscal Law at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, and from July 2013 he was also Director of the Institute of Law and Finance.