Prof. Dr. Jens Scherpe, MA(Cantab), MJur(Oxon)
Jens is a Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Family Law and Comparative Family Law, and has held visiting positions at universities in Hong Kong, Belgium, Australia, England, Germany, New Zealand, Italy and Spain. He joined QEB as an Academic Door Tenant in 2011.
One of his key areas of expertise is matrimonial finance, particularly cases involving an international dimension and/or marital agreements. He has acted as consultant in cases in England, Germany, Hong Kong and Belgium, including Radmacher v Granatino  EWCA Civ 649, Z v Z (No 2)  EWHC 2878 (Fam) and SA v SPH  HKCFI 1649 (HCMC 1/2011) and CACV 99/2012.
Jens is fluent in German and Danish. Before taking up his position in Cambridge he was Head of the Department of the Law of the Nordic Countries at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg/Germany.
Appointments and Memberships
Professor of Comparative Law, University of Cambridge
Director of International Strategy and Partnerships, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Fellow and Director of Studies, College Lecturer and Tutor, Gonville and Caius College/Cambridge
Honorary Professor, University of Aalborg/Denmark
Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor in Law, University of Hong Kong
Honorary Fellow, St. John’s College/University of Hong Kong
Associate Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML)
Member of the Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Familienrecht e.V.
Member of Council, European Law Institute
Editor, International Journal for Law, Policy and the Family
Cases and publications
Education & Personal
University of Hamburg (PhD, 2002).
Somerville College/University of Oxford (MJur, 2005).
Gonville and Caius College/University of Cambridge (MA, 2010). University of Cambridge (PhD by Special Regulations, 2014)
Born 1971 in Heidelberg/Germany. Married and lives in Cambridge together with his wife and daughter. Without much success supports Liverpool FC and the Australian Rules Football team St.Kilda FC.