Rüdiger Veil holds the Alfried Krupp-Chair for Civil Law, German and International Business and Corporate Law and is managing director of the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law at Bucerius Law School.
He studied law at the University of Gießen and received his doctoral degree (Dr. iur.) from the Humboldt University in Berlin in 1995. After his second state examination (Kammergericht, Berlin) he joined as an attorney in a law firm in Düsseldorf until 1998. In 2002 Rüdiger Veil finished his postdoctoral studies (habilitation) at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Following an interim professorship at the University of Heidelberg, Rüdiger Veil accepted a position at Bucerius Law School in July 2003. He was offered a position at the University of Erlangen in 2007, which he declined. Since 2007, Rüdiger Veil has been managing director of the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law at Bucerius Law School. He is also a lecturer for capital markets law at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.
Rüdiger Veil is a member of several working groups on company law and securities regulation. He is a member of the working group on European company law as well as a member of the “Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung der Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung und der Gesellschaftsrechtlichen Vereinigung (VGR)” and a member of the editorial board of the „Zeitschrift für Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft (ZBB)“. Since 2012, Rüdiger Veil has been a member of an academic working group advising the German Federal Ministry of Finance with special focus regarding the EU financial markets law. He has served as an expert of the German and Russian parliament and has advised the German and Chinese governments on reforms of company law and capital markets law. Since 2013, Rüdiger Veil has been a member of the advisory board at the Fudan Law School, Shanghai, China. In December 2013 Rüdiger Veil was appointed as a member of the Securities Markets Shareholder Group (SMSG) by ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority).