About Dr Karl Marxen
Designation at current place of employment: Legal Counsel, Volkswagen Group, Germany
Research interests: Civil law; Commercial and corporate law; International business law; Trade financing (letters of credit, abstract bank guarantees; standby letters of credit, documentary debt collection); Compliance and financial crimes (including sanctions violations, money laundering prevention, de-risking); Comparative law.
Karl Marxen studied law at Hamburg University (Germany), and the University of East Anglia in Norwich (United Kingdom). He holds a postgraduate certificate (advanced international trade law) from the University of the Witwatersrand, the degree LLM cum laude from Stellenbosch University, and a doctoral degree (LLD in mercantile law) from the University of Johannesburg. After a previous appointment as the director of legal research at the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (IIBLP) in the USA, he is now an admitted attorney in Germany (Rechtsanwalt / Syndikusrechtsanwalt), working mainly in international trade finance. The Centre for Banking Law has appointed him as research associate. Karl’s research has been published internationally, including in South Africa, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the USA. He lectures, inter alia, at WelfenAkademie Braunschweig (Germany) and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel (Germany), and is a Fellow at IIBLP.