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Changing Families, Changing Family Law in Europe

What makes a family? The answer is shifting and expanding to accommodate growing diversity. Senior research fellow at the Institute Denise Wiedemann and senior research fellow alumnus Konrad Duden have edited a collection of articles devoted to examining these shifts. more

The Price of Seduction

The Price of Seduction

February 16, 2024

From 1857 until 1970, there was a peculiar cause of action in English law that foreign observers regarded with incredulity. On the basis of a statutory provision, husbands whose wives had taken a paramour could sue the other man for money damages. Former senior research fellow at the Institute Eike Götz Hosemann wrote his doctoral thesis on this infamous tort. more

Doctoral award for Felix Aiwanger

Institute research fellow Felix Aiwanger has been awarded the Lieselotte Pongratz Doctoral Prize by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. The award honours his dissertation “Beyond Liability – Analysis and Critique of Self-settled Asset Protection”, which will be published shortly by Mohr Siebeck. more

The Corporate Board in Swiss, German and Austrian Law

Company and capital markets lawyers from Austria, Germany and Switzerland met at the Institute in June, 2022 to examine the governance structure of stock corporations in the three countries. The collected proceedings have now been published in a conference volume. It was the eleventh consecutive Swiss-German-Austrian symposium of its kind. more

Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court decision on the Act to Combat Child Marriages in focus

The German Federal Constitutional Court’s publication on 29 March 2023 of its decision on the Act to Combat Child Marriages occasioned the Institute to hold an online symposium for interdisciplinary analysis of the topic. A collection of papers from the symposium has now been published open access in an online-first edition of the Rabel Journal. more

Anne Röthel appointed as Director at the Institute

Anne Röthel has been appointed Director by the Max Planck Society at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and will assume her position in the directorate as of 1 January 2024. She succeeds Reinhard Zimmermann, who retired in 2022. more

A conversation with Joaquín Garrido Martín, Humboldt Research Fellow

Joaquín Garrido Martín holds degrees in law and in philosophy from the University of Seville. He has completed postgraduate studies at the University of Bern and at the European University Institute in Florence. 2017 he obtained a PhD in law from the University of Seville. more

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