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About Katharina Pistor

Katharina Pistor is the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where she teaches Corporations, Lawyering across Multiple Legal Orders, Globalization in Comparative Perspective, and Law and Development. She serves as a member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and is Director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia Law School. Her research focuses on comparative law and institutional development with special emphasis on corporate governance and financial market development in developing countries and emerging markets.


Present Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

corporate law and corporate governance, financial regulation, law and development, and property rights

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  • Corporations
  • Law and Development
  • Lawyering Across Multiple Legal Orders

Contact Information

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027


Global Finance (8)

Comparative Corporate Governance (1)

Retheorizing Law & Finance (4)

Banking and Finance (1)