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Konrad Duden, a senior research fellow at the Institute, habilitated through the University of Hamburg in July 2021, obtaining his venia legendi in the subjects of civil law, conflict of laws, international civil procedure, civil procedure, and comparative law. more

A comparative study authored by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in 2020 at the behest of the German Federal Constitutional Court forms the basis of an edited volume that examines the legal, social and practical aspects of early marriage in a global context. 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

On 22 June 2021 the Law Faculty of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) awarded Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhard Zimmermann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa. The award ceremony was broadcast by livestream. more

Alexander Ruckteschler, former research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for his dissertation. Each year, the Max Planck Society (MPG) bestows this award on young scientists and scholars in recognition of outstanding doctoral theses. Otto Hahn, a pioneer of radiochemistry, served as the first president of the MPG upon its founding. more

Lígia Espolaor Veronese was a guest research scholar at the Institute from March to June 2021, during which time she completed research on her doctoral project being undertaken at the University of São Paulo. Her dissertation explores contract law issues in relation to BRICS nations. Ms Veronese is an expert on Brazilian and international arbitration and has been a practising attorney for a number of years. more

EU Private Law

June 10, 2021

The body of private law rules set out in EU legislation has grown significantly over the last decades and it continues to expand in scope. On account of the fragmentary structure of EU law, it is usually only specific areas that are the object of legal study, such as EU labour law, EU company law or EU consumer law. more

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