The IMFS Executive Board has appointed Daniel Zimmer as IMFS Distinguished Fellow. Zimmer is the Director of the Institute of Commercial and Economic Law and of the Center for Advanced Studies in Law and Economics (CASTLE) at the University of Bonn. He has been a member of the German Monopolies Commission since 2008 and the Chairman of the Commission since July 2012. Prior to this, he was the Chairman of the Expert Council for the Development of Exit-Strategies regarding the Federal Republic's Investment in the Financial Sector (2010-2011), a member of the Forum on Auditor Liability of the EU Commission (2005-2008), and also a member of the special Commission “International Company Law” of the German Council for Private International Law (preparing a legislative proposal concerning International Company Law for the German Ministry of Justice) (2004-2006). Zimmer studied law in Mainz, Lausanne, Göttingen and at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and received his doctor juris and his postdoctoral degree (“Habilitation”) from the University of Göttingen.
IMFS Distinguished Fellows are exceptional individuals with great experience in policy making institutions and the financial sector who have either already made outstanding contributions to the IMFS and its activities in research and policy advice or who aim to get actively involved in the future and further collaboration with key institutions. There will be up to six IMFS Distinguished Fellows. They are nominated by the IMFS Managing Director and appointed by its Executive Board.