The team is led by Alexander Hellgardt, professor of civil law at University of Regensburg. Alexander read law and philosophy at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen. He passed his First State Exam in Law in 2003 and clerked for Hanseatic Higher Regional Court Hamburg in 2008, to take Second State Exam in Law May that same year. During this period, he was a research associate for Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus J. Hopt at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg and obtained PhD in Law that same year from University of Hamburg. He then moved to the USA to obtain LLM from Harvard Law School. After returning to Europe, he has joined the team of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schön at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich where he continues to be affiliated until today. In 2015 he has obtained his Habilitation at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich. He held professorship at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and as of 2017 he holds The Chair of Private Law, Corporate Law and Jurisprudence at the University of Regensburg. He has visited Oxford Faculty of Law and Oxford Centre for Business Taxation in 2012. Not to take sides on the famous feud, he also visited Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge in 2016.