02 Nov 2021

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

Katja Langenbucher, Professor of Civil Law, Commercial Law, and Banking Law at the House of Finance of Goethe University Frankfurt, heads the newly founded “LawLab – Fintech & AI” at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE as of 1 November 2021. The lab is primarily dedicated to research 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.

“Legal research in the field of fintech and AI works in a decidedly comparative manner and across disciplinary boundaries. Achieving high-quality research results requires dialogue with scholars from disciplines such as data science, economics, sociology, political science, and cognitive science, as well as with regulators and other policymakers,” says Langenbucher, who will work closely with the SAFE Policy Center as SAFE Research Professor for the “LawLab – Fintech & AI”.

The plan is to hold regular scientific workshops in exchange with other international universities during the project period until the end of October 2024, thus covering not only the German market for fintech and AI. In addition, a lecture series is planned with the “Fintech Policy Lecture Series” which will incorporate experiences from politics and regulatory practice.


Prof. Dr. Katja Langenbucher

Koordinatorin LawLab – Fintech & AI