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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. Scholarships for 2021 have been suspended. more

Prof. Yuko Nishitani is this year's winner of the Philipp Franz von Siebold Prize for Japanese scholars. The jurist will spend the research time associated with the award at the Max Planck Institute for Private Law, continuing her close and long-standing association with the Hamburg Institute. more

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Nadjma Yassari, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Research Group "Changes in God’s Law – An Inner-Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Laws" at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, was in September 2020 appointed by the Federal Foreign Office to the German Federal Government’s Civil Advisory Board on Crisis Prevention. more

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Jan Peter Schmidt, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, was awarded his post-doctoral degree by the University of Regensburg in September 2020. His professorial teaching qualification covers the areas of civil law, comparative law, private international law, legal history and European private law. more

Julius Weitzdörfer, former Research Assistant at the Centre of Expertise on Japan at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, has accepted a post at the FernUniversität in Hagen (University of Hagen). His appointment as Junior Professor took effect on 1 September 2020; officially in the field of East Asian law with an emphasis on Japanese law. more

In September 2020, Prof. Dr. Ralf Michaels, LL.M. (Cambridge), Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, joined the ranks of the Academia Europaea. Membership in this scientific society is an honour signifying continuing academic excellence. more

Priv.-Doz. Elena Dubovitskaya, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, has been awarded the Förderpreis of Esche Schümann Commichau Foundation for her post-doctoral dissertation on the obligation of stock company board members to disclose information. more

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