Jannis studied law in Freiburg and Coimbra (Portugal) and holds a Master's in legal theory & socio-legal studies from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Within the ERC project, Jannis focuses on the area of corporate insolvency law. His research interest lies at the intersection of legal theory and political economy, covering questions of corporate governance, corporate insolvency law and debt theory, and their connection to sustainability science. With his work on the project, he hopes to map out the potential for a more democratic and sustainable conception of corporations and the economy. He writes his dissertation about collective procedures in private law.