Xenia Karametaxas


Xenia Karametaxas

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Research assistand (postdoc); Lecturer

Research Interests

Investment law; Financial Law; Capital Markets Law; Sustainable Finance; Corporate Law; Corporate Governance; Corporate Social Responsibility; Law and Digitalisation

Employment and academic affiliations

  • 2020: Visiting Scholar, Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability, University of Oslo (virtual collaboration, research stay postponed to 2021)
  • 2018- :Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer, Chair for Law & Finance, University of Zurich 
  • 2017- :Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of commercial law, University of Geneva 
  • 2014-2015: Visiting Scholar, Centre for Law and Business, University of California Berkeley 
  • 2011-2017: Research and Teaching Assistant to Prof. Rashid Bahar and Prof. Rita Trigo Trindade, Department of commercial law, University of Geneva


  • 2018: Ph.D. in Law (summa cum laude), University of Geneva, 
    Dissertation (in French, English summary available on request): ‘L’engagement des investisseurs institutionnels : enjeux et perspectives de la prise de décisions collectives’ (The engagement of institutional investors : risks and perspectives of collective decision-making). Supervisor: Prof. Rashid Bahar
  • 2015: Certificate of American Law, University of California Berkeley
  • 2011: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, University of Geneva
  • 2010: Bilingual Master in Economic Law, University of Geneva and University of Basel
  • 2008: Bachelor of Laws, University of Geneva

Awards and Grants


  • Joseph des Arts Prize 2019 for the best PhD dissertation, School of Law, University of Geneva
  • Professor Walther Hug Prize 2019 for one of the best PhD dissertations in Switzerland Professor Walther Hug Foundation
  • Post-doctoral research fellowship, University of Zurich Research Talent Development Fund Fellowship 
  • Joint-Seed Funding for Collaboration in Research and Training, Universities of Zurich and Geneva for organising a seminar series on sustainable finance and regulation
  • Funding from the Swiss Academy of social sciences and humanities for organising the annual conference of the Sustainable Finance Research Network at the University of Zurich 


  • Travel Grant, Graduate Campus University of Zurich for a research stay at the University of Oslo


  • Prize ‘Subside Tremplin’, award and mentoring program for young female researchers, University of Geneva


  • Doc.Mobility Grant, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • PhD Mobility Grant, Ernst Boninchi Foundation, University of Geneva  
  • PhD Mobility Grant, Ernst and Lucie Schmidheiny Foundation 

Teaching and Mentoring

  • 2019-2021: Company Law (undergraduate level), University of Zurich (‘Übungen im Handels-und Wirtschaftsrecht‘, in German) 
  • 2020-2021: Company Law (undergraduate level): tutoring programme, University of Zurich
  • 2020: International Capital Markets Law (graduate level), University of Geneva. Guest lecture on ‘Regulatory Pathways for Sustainable Finance’, November 2020
  • 2020: Winter School of the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Money Law (graduate level), University of Siena (Italy). Guest lecture on ‘Digital Transformation and Financial Inclusion’, November 2020
  • 2019-2020: Master seminar ‘International and European Financial Regulation’ of Prof. Kern Alexander. Tutoring and evaluation of master theses
  • 2019-2020: PhD seminar ‘International and European Financial Regulation’ of Prof. Kern Alexander. Tutoring of PhD theses
  • 2015-2018: Company Law (undergraduate level), University of Geneva: assistant to Prof. Rita Trigo Trindade
  • 2011-2014: Corporate Law (graduate level); Law and Economics (graduate level), University of Geneva, assistant to Prof. Rashid Bahar

Professional Networks

  • 2019- : Research Network for Sustainable Finance, University of Zurich: co-founder
  • 2020- : Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance, University of Zurich: member
  • 2019-2020: International Network for Female Business Scholars ‘Daughters of Themis’: member of the steering committee


Eine vollständige Auflistung der Publikationen von Xenia Karametaxas finden Sie hier.