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Dr. Mateusz Grochowski, LL.M. (Yale), Research Fellow at the Institute, has been chosen as a finalist for the annual academic award bestowed by Polityka, Poland’s leading weekly magazine. The award ceremony took place on 17 October 2021 in Warsaw. more

Staff members and guests of the Institute are continuing to work within the limited on-site operation framework. There continues to be limited access to the Institute. more

In her dissertation, Antonia Sommerfeld, a former research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Private Law, questions the risk of legal flight, which is claimed as a reason for liberalising German law on standard form contracts in business transactions. Her research, which she submitted as her dissertation at the University of Hamburg, was honored with prize funding from the Esche Schümann Commichau Foundation. more

Justin Monsenepwo Mwakwaye, former research fellow at the Institute, has been appointed as university lecturer at the Université de Montréal from 1 August 2021. In his new position, he will focus on commercial private international law and teach commercial contract law. more

Reactions to Covid-19 in Japanese law and a comparative assessment vis-a-vis Germany serve as the starting point in Issue 51 of the Journal of Japanese Law. The latest edition of the periodical – co-published by the Institute – also explores the treatment of parodies in copyright law, legal liability for nuclear damages and administrative standing with a view to cremation practices. more

In his doctoral dissertation, Jonas Kranz, former research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, examines compulsory licensing under the lens of competition law. more

Johannes Liefke, a former research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, wrote his dissertation on shareholders’ agreements in publically traded companies. Analyzing specific contractual arrangements and their implications, he develops a typology for conceptualizing the myriad structures encountered in practice. more

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