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

  • 2014 to date: Professor of European Banking and Commercial Law at the Deutsche Bundesbank University of Applied Sciences
  • 2014 to date: Head of the Module "Financial, Regulatory and Legal Environment", Diploma of Advanced Studies in Banking, University of Zurich, Institute of Banking and Finance (from 2021 on), in cooperation with the Swiss Finance Institute, Zürich/Horgen (until 2020 Universities of Berne and Rochester)
  • 2010 – 2013: Senior Specialist in the Solvency and Capital group (Banks Division) at the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) 
  • 2012: Doctorate in Law (PhD) from the University of Zurich under the Supervision of Professor Andreas Heinemann
  • Research assistant in the German Law Department at the Centre de droit comparé, européen et international, University of Lausanne 
  • 2006: Second State Examination in Law (Bar Exam) at the Higher Regional Court in Coblenz 
  • 2004: First State Examination in Law at the Higher Regional Court in Cologne 
  • Law Studies at the Universities of Munster, Lausanne and Cologne (Elective in Tax Law) 
  • Internships and Work Experiences at Banks, Law Firms and a Chamber of Foreign Trade during Degree Programme
  • Trained as a Bank Clerk, First rank in 1999, Honors from the Chambers of Industry and Commerce in North Rhine-Westphalia 

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