Dr. Denise Wiedemann, LL.M. (Lissabon)

Senior Research Fellow
Head of the Centre of Expertise on Latin America

Main Fields of Research

Private international law and international civil procedure, family and succession law


Denise Wiedemann studied law in Leipzig (first state exam in law), European law and comparative law in Lisbon (LL.M.), and administration of justice in Meißen (Diplom). During her time as a doctoral student she was a visiting researcher at the Centre de recherche de droit international of the Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II). Her dissertation examining conflict-of-law questions in relation to the cross-border enforcement of judgments was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal as well as the Dr Feldbausch-Stiftung doctoral prize. 

In 2015 she began working as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, where she initially assisted with the preparation of the IPRspr. In 2017 she assumed the leadership of the Latin America desk. After legal clerkship stations in Brasilia and New York, she sat for the second state exam in law in 2018. In addition to her responsibilities with the Latin America desk, Denise Wiedemann is also a post-doctoral student (Habilitandin) under Prof. Dr hc. mult. Reinhard Zimmermann. In the summer semester 2024, she will be a guest at the Nordic Centre for Comparative and International Family Law (NORFAM) at Aalborg Universitet.

Denise Wiedemann is a lecturer at Bucerius Law School and at the Universities of Leipzig and Hamburg.

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