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 Research 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: A European regulation of credit scoring?
Katja Langenbucher: The use of artificial intelligence in credit scoring brings new opportunities but also risks. The European Proposal for an AI Act shows a troubling lack of standardized rules for credit scoring agencies across the EU

Katja Langenbucher heads new SAFE Lab on fintech and artificial intelligence
“LawLab – Fintech & AI” focuses on regulatory and legal issues related to digital financial services


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

FinTech and CBDC
SAFE Fintech Policy Lecture, 2 June 2022

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

Further Links

Opportunities and Risks of Digital Transformation in Finance and Beyond
Conference at the Centre Responsible Digitality (ZEVEDI), moderation of a virtual panel, 2 June 2022

Regulating AI - the EU as the first mover
Conference at Sciences Po Law School, Introduction, 7 June 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