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 Brige 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.


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


Direct: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of going to the Source
LawLab Lunch with Kathryn Judge (Columbia University) - The Middlemen Economy, 11 November 2022

Predictably Unequal. The Effects of Machine Learning on Credit Markets
SAFE "LawLab - Fintech & AI" Workshop, 27 June 2022

Pacemaker Brussels?
SAFE-LawFin Policy Workshop, 7 December 2021

Further Links

Blog: Explaining MiCA: Part of the EU’s Approach to Crypto and Digital Asset Regulation
Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at New York University School of Law, 2023

Blog: Regulating AI – The Next “Brussels Effect”?
Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at New York University School of Law, 2022

Blog: Artificial Intelligence and the “S” in ESG
European Corporate Governance Institute, 13 September 2022

Blog: Did the German stakeholder model fail in Wirecard and Volkswagen?
European Corporate Governance Institute, 24 May 2022

Video: Digitalisation of finance: the challenges from a central bank and supervisory perspective
ECB Legal Conference 2021, panel discussion, 26 November 2021

Video: AI as a Product? Algorithmic Credit Scoring as a Test Case for Regulation
Hamburg Network for AI & Law (NAIL), Bucerius Law School and University of Hamburg, NAIL Research Seminar, 6 December 2021