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Nadjma Yassari appointed director of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

Nadjma Yassari, senior research fellow and head of the research group on Islamic Law at the Institute, will assume the role of director at the Swiss Institute for Comparative Law (SIR) as of 1 August 2024. more

Mourning the loss of Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker

The Institute grieves the death of Director emeritus Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker, who passed away on 22 April 2024 at the age of 97. more

Ben Köhler appointed as junior professor at the University of Bayreuth

Ben Köhler, former research fellow at the Institute, has accepted an offer extended by the University of Bayreuth, where he will assume a tenure-track position as junior professor of civil law, European Union private law, and private international law starting in the 2024 summer semester. more

<p>Reinhard Zimmermann receives Federal Cross of Merit First Class</p>

Reinhard Zimmermann, emeritus director at the Institute, has received the Cross of Merit First Class of the Federal Republic of Germany. The award, bestowed by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, recognizes Zimmermann’s outstanding contributions as an innovative thinker and successful leader in multiple fields. The Cross was presented to him on 5 April 2024 during an award ceremony at the Rathaus in Hamburg, with Katharina Fegebank, senator for the sciences and deputy mayor for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, officiating. more

A conversation with Marco Speranzin

Marco Speranzin is full professor of business law at the University of Padua and attorney at law. He was a guest researcher at the Institute from mid-February to mid-March. more

Elke Heinrich-Pendl honoured with Josef Krainer Prize

Elke Heinrich-Pendl, former Institute research fellow, has received the Josef Krainer Prize for her post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitationsschrift). The award is bestowed each year for exceptional academic performance based on international criteria. more

Matthias Pendl receives Heinrich Graf Hardegg’sche Foundation Grant

Matthias Pendl, senior research fellow at the Institute, has received post-doctoral funding from the Heinrich Graf Hardegg’sche Stiftung, a Viennese foundation. more

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