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Dr. Ivan Romashchenko is a Max Weber Fellow for the 2023/24 academic year at the European University Institute. Before that he was working as a Senior Researcher of the Law School’s LegalTech Centre at Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, Lithuania) within the project “Digitalisation of Company Law: Harmonisation Challenges and Opportunities in Selected Jurisdictions (DigiCoL)” during 2021-2023.

He has more than 10 years’ experience of research and teaching company law, civil law, international private law and cultural rights at the Department of Civil Law at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv as well as business law at American University of the Middle East.
He has significant experience in comparative legal research. In 2020, he defended his PhD thesis ‘Related Party Transactions and Corporate Groups: When Eastern Europe Meets the West’ at Leiden University with an extensive comparative overview of Dutch, German, Polish and EU company laws and published a book in Wolters Kluwer.

His scientific supervisors were Steef M. Bartman, Full professor – Personal chair at Maastricht University and Emeritus professor of Company Law at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and Arkadiusz Radwan, professor of Company Law at the Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania), president of the Allerhande Institute at Krakow, Poland, and director of the Scientific Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria.

He was a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in 2016 (July and August; the Institute’s scholarship) and 2017 (August; the DAAD scholarship).