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A Comparative Study of the Formation of Contracts in Japanese, German and English Law

In her dissertation, Anna Katharina Suzuki-Klasen, former research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, examines the rules of contract formation under English, German, and Japanese law. more

Itinera hereditatis

Itinera hereditatis

May 05, 2022

How does the law of succession bring about its intended effects? How do the assets of the deceased pass to the chosen recipients? In his habilitation monograph, senior research fellow Jan Peter Schmidt of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law analyses the mechanisms of estate administration using an approach that is both historical and comparative. more

Coronavirus: Protective Measures Update

The institute building is generally accessible to all persons. more

New edition of Volume 1 of the Münchener Kommentar zum GmbH-Gesetz published

Holger Fleischer, Director at the Institute, is co-editor of the Münchener Kommentar (Commentary) on the law of the GmbH – the German limited liability company. With the recent release of Volume 1, the reference work has embarked on the publication its fourth edition. The volume devotes special attention to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as to the reorganization and restructuring of financially distressed companies. more

University of Giessen Calls Elena Dubovitskaya to Professorship

Elena Dubovitskaya, a former senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, was appointed to a W3 professorship in civil and commercial law at Justus Liebig University Giessen to begin in the summer semester of 2022. more

Two Max Planck institutes issue joint opinions for the Federal Ministry of Justice

At the request of the Federal Ministry of Justice, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law Hamburg and the MPI Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law have issued joint opinions addressing two current legislative proposals. more

Peace dove in from of world map

The effects of the war in Ukraine has also affected the lives of legal scholars. The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law therefore created a Fellowship Program for War-Affected Researchers, aiming exclusively researchers who are in a current emergency situation as a result of the war in Ukraine. more

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