Peer Zumbansen

Professeur en droit des affaires
Professeur titulaire

Nouveau Pavillon Chancellor-Day
3644, rue Peel
Salle 606
Montréal, Québec
Canada H3A 1W9

514-398-1453 [Bureau]
peer.zumbansen [at] (Courriel)

Publications sur SSRN
Suivez-le sur Twitter: @PZumbansen


[Traduction à venir] After studying law and philosophy in Frankfurt, Paris and Cambridge, Mass., Peer Zumbansen passed the Bar and received his doctorate and Habilitation from Goethe-University in Frankfurt. During his Habilitation, he lectured at the Faculty of Law and worked part time as a lawyer with Taylor Wessing and White & Case before joining Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto in 2004.

At Osgoode, he launched the Critical Research Laboratory in Law & Society with two CFI and two SSHRC grants and served as Associate Dean Research, Graduate Studies and International Relations. He founded the CLPE Comparative Research in Law & Political Economy Legal Studies Papers with SSRN and continued editing the German Law Journal (2000-2013).

In 2014, he was appointed as the inaugural director of the Transnational Law Institute at The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. At King’s, Professor Zumbansen launched the new LL.M. Program in Transnational Law and, in 2018, directed the Transnational Law Summit.

Professor Peer Zumbansen joined McGill's Faculty of Law as Professor of Business Law in January 2021. His research focuses on private law, specifically contracts and corporate law, on transnational law, legal theory and legal sociology.


Professeur invité

  • Visiting Professor in Corporate Law and International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles (Spring 2020)
  • FGV Direito Sao Paulo (Nov. 2017)
  • Université de Paris IX Dauphine, Paris (Jan. 2016, Feb. 2017, Feb. 2018, Feb. 2019)
  • University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (2012-2016)
  • Université de Sherbrooke, Québec (2014, 2015)
  • Albrecht-Mendelssohn Graduate School of Law), University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law (June-July 2014)
  • Michigan Law School (fall semester 2013)
  • Yale Law School (Spring semester 2014)
  • University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain (2013)
  • Centre for Transnational Studies (ZenTra), University of Bremen, Germany (2012)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia (2012)
  • University College Dublin, School of Law (Visiting Professor in Corporate Governance and Transnational Law, 2009-2010)
  • International Institute for Legal Sociology, Oñati, Spain (March 2010)
  • University of Lucerne, Faculty of Law (October 2009)
  • Melbourne Law School, (May-June 2009)
  • University of Bremen, Faculty of Law, DFG Project “Transformations of the State” (2006-2012)
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto), (Spring term, 2004)
  • University of Idaho, College of Law (Fall 2003).


  • Depuis 1 janvier 2021: Professeur de droit des affaires, Université McGill, Faculté de droit
  • 2004-2020: Professeur de droit, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto
  • 2004-2009: Chaire de recherche du Canada (I) en gouvernance d'entreprise comparative et transnationale (Osgoode Hall Law School)
  • 2009-2014: Chaire de recherche du Canada en théorie juridique et en gouvernance économique transnationale (Osgoode Hall Law School)
  • 2014-2018: Professeur de droit transnational, directeur fondateur du Transnational Law Institute, King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law
  • 2000-2013: Co-fondateur et co-éditeur en chef, German Law Journal.
  • 1998-2004: Post-doctorant et Lecturer in Law, Université Goethe, Faculté de droit, Francfort, Allemagne
  • 1998-2000: Stagiaire à la chambre du droit de la concurrence, tribunal régional (Landgericht) de Francfort ; Stagiaire pour le juge Dieter Hömig, Cour constitutionnelle fédérale, Karlsruhe, Allemagne
  • 1995-2000: Avocat à temps partiel (Taylor Wessing; White & Case, Francfort)
  • 1989-1994: Taxi de nuit, Francfort
  • 1986-1988: Infirmier, Hôpital universitaire et soins aux personnes âgées, Kontakt, Francfort
  • 1983-1986: Manutentionnaire de nuit, Aéroport de Francfort


  • Habilitation [Full Professor qualifying, post-Doctoral Dissertation] (Frankfurt 2004)
  • 2nd State Law Exam (2000)
  • Ph.D. law (Frankfurt 1998)
  • LL.M. (Harvard 1998)
  • 1st State Law Exam (Frankfurt 1995)
  • Licence en droit [avec mention] (University of Paris-X-Nanterre 1991)

Publications choisies

Back to top