Professor Urs Lendermann Deutsche Bundesbank University of Applied Sciences

Main areas of teaching

  • European and constitutional law
  • Banking law and economic law
  • Securities law and markets in financial instruments law
  • Enforcement and insolvency law


  • G4 Introduction to the legal system
  • G3-2 ECB and ESCB: structure, organisation, functions and institutional framework (EN)
  • A4-1 Lending business / loan collateral
  • V3-1 Securities and capital market law
  • V3-2 International and European governance
  • V4-1 Fundamentals of labour law and of public sector law
  • V4-2 Contract and claim management

Curriculum vitae

  • Trained as a bank clerk
  • Studied law at the Universities of Münster, Lausanne and Cologne (with an elective in tax law)
  • Held positions at banks, law firms and a Chamber of Foreign Trade during degree programme.
  • First state examination in law at the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) in Cologne
  • Second state examination in law at the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) in Coblenz
  • Research assistant in the German Law Department at the University of Lausanne
  • Completed PhD under the supervision of Professor Andreas Heinemann at the University of Zurich.
  • Senior specialist in the Solvency and Capital group (Banks division) at the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)
  • Module leader "Financial, Regulatory and Legal Environment", Diploma of Advanced Studies in Banking at Swiss Finance Institute, Zürich/Horgen, in Cooperation with the Universities of Berne and Rochester

Research interests

  • The "too-big-to-fail" issue in the financial sector, regulating systemically important banks
  • Bank insolvency legislation, recovery and resolution planning
  • Hybrid capital instruments and banks’ going concern loss absorbing capacity
  • Legitimacy of “soft law” used by international standard setters in the area of financial market regulation