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Reinier Kraakman

Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

Reinier Kraakman

Reinier Kraakman is the Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches corporate law, corporate finance, and seminars on comparative corporate law and theoretical aspects of corporate and securities law.  He has taught at Harvard since 1986.  He was previously a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1979 -1980) and a Professor of Law at the Yale Law School (1981 - 1986).  He has also been a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center (1993) and at New York University Law School (1996 -1997).  In 2003-2004, he was Anton Philips (Visiting) Professor of Law at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.  He is a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute.  He has advised on company law reform in Russia and Vietnam, and has consulted with the Bank for International Settlements on the reform of its corporate governance practices.  He has also written numerous articles on corporate law and corporate governance.  He is a principal author of several books, including Kraakman, et al., The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach (Oxford University Press 1st and 2nd Editions: 2004 & 2009), and W. Allen, R. Kraakman, and G. Subramanian, Cases and Commentaries on the Law of Business Organization, 1st , 2nd, and 3rd Editions(Aspen Press 2004, 2007, & 2009).   

 

 

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