LawLab – Fintech & AI

The LawLab – Fintech & AI was founded on 1 November 2021 and is designed to address legal questions on the regulation of technological changes in financial services due to digital transformation (fintech) as well as on the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI). An interdisciplinary approach is a characteristic feature. The LawLab – Fintech & AI is closely tied to the SAFE Policy Center and headed by Katja Langenbucher, Professor of Civil Law, Commercial Law, and Banking Law at the House of Finance of Goethe University Frankfurt, as SAFE Bridge Professor.

At its core, the LawLab – Fintech & AI serves as platform for scientific workshops in exchange with other international universities, thus covering not only the German market for fintech and AI. In addition, frequent event formats incorporate experiences from politics and regulatory practice.


Empowering Women in Law and Finance
Workshop for women highlights current research and provides platform for exchange of experiences

SAFE Finance Blog: AI-based credit default risk assessments require regulation
Katja Langenbucher: The EU is still struggling to find an appropriate regulation. The issues at stake go beyond current anti-discrimination law

The influence of middlemen on the economy
In a SAFE LawLab event, economists and lawyers discussed the assessment of Columbia Law School Professor Kathryn Judge on the transformation of the economy through middlemen, from financial aspects to consumer goods

The future of money
In a SAFE Fintech Policy Lecture, practical and academic experts discussed a "digital euro" and regulatory challenges

Further Links

The Geopolitical Case for CMU and Two Different Pathways Toward Capital Market Integration
SAFE White Paper No. 102 joint with Florian Heider, Jan Pieter Krahnen, Vincent R. Lindner, Jonas Schlegel, and Tobias Tröger

Gruppendenken und Corporate Governance – illustriert am Beispiel des Wirecard Skandals
SAFE White Paper No. 97 

KI in der Leitungsentscheidung des Vorstands der Aktiengesellschaft
SAFE White Paper No. 96