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In Memoriam: Karen Knop

In Memoriam: Karen Knop

September 28, 2022

It is with shock and sadness that we learned of the sudden passing away of Karen Knop, Professor & Cecil A. Wright Chair, University of Toronto. more

Dr Brooke Marshall, Lindemann Foundation scholar, in conversation

A Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Brooke Marshall researches and teaches in the areas of private law, private international law, and comparative law. Before joining the University of New South Wales, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute. more

Causa contractus

Causa contractus

August 29, 2022

In the European legal tradition, the notion of causa stands as a common foundation of contract law, with the term causa contractus being used in relation to both the contract’s underlying purpose as well as the basis for its enforcement. It was long the case that the notion met with criticism and rejection. Drawing upon legal history and comparative analysis, a newly published edited volume undertakes to revive the ius commune discourse. more

The Private in Private Law

The Private in Private Law

August 19, 2022

What is the essence of private law? What developments can be observed in the field of private enforcement? How is the protection of private activities taking shape in the face of technological progress and social change? Answers to these questions are provided by the recently published conference proceedings of the Gesellschaft Junge Zivilrechtswissenschaft (Society of Young Private Law Scholars), co-edited by Stefan Korch and Philipp Scholz, research fellows at the Max Planck Institute for Private Law. more

Transaction insurance

Transaction insurance

August 11, 2022

In corporate acquisition practice, the importance of transaction insurance has grown enormously in recent years. Stefan Korch, research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, and Jan Lüttringhaus, former Institute research fellow and professor at Leibniz University Hannover, have edited the first German-language handbook on the subject. more

Call for Papers: Succession in Islamic Law

The conference Succession in Islamic Law (Hamburg, 30 - 31 March 2023) addresses the role succession law played in Muslim communities in the past, how it unfolds today and what it implies for future generations. We invite contributions that address the intergenerational transfer of property in various historical and regional contexts. Abstracts may be submitted until 15 September 2022. more

Accolade for Biset Sena Güneş

On 1 July 2022, the Alumni Association of the Law Faculty at the University of Regensburg honoured Biset Sena Güneş, research fellow and head of the Centre of Expertise on Turkey at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, with the Juratisbona-Prize recognizing exceptional doctoral dissertations. more

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