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JENTSCH, Valentin



Email: valentin.jentsch@EUI.eu
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-670 (ext: 2670)
Office: VPA006

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Law

Mentor: Stefan Grundmann
Thematic Group: n/a


Valentin’s research interests include international corporate and capital market law and all contiguous areas of business law. During previous academic positions, he gained particular research experience in the fields of financial market regulation, management compensation and takeover law. While in residence, his research will primarily focus on the role of large shareholders in corporate governance. In particular, he will examine how blockholders shape the decisions of the general meeting of shareholders and influence the board of directors, but also how they interact with other groups of shareholders, notably in view of majority and minority conflict of interest situations.

Valentin graduated from the University of St. Gallen with degrees in law (BA 2007, MA 2009) and business (BA 2007, MA 2010) and from Stanford Law School with an advanced degree in corporate governance (LLM 2014). He received his doctorate from the University of Zurich (PhD 2016) for his dissertation on transaction agreements in public takeovers, which was awarded with the Issekutz Prize for outstanding performance in business law.

Before his fellowship, Valentin worked as a lawyer in the corporate and transactions group at a Swiss law firm in Zurich for two and a half years. His practice primarily focused on public and private mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions and he advised on corporate and commercial law matters and corporate governance.

He has also taught classes in law and business economics at a grammar school and tutorials on the general principles of contracts at the University of Zurich.

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