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Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Trustees

Scientific Advisory Board 

The Institute possesses a scientific advisory board whose most significant task is evaluating the academic work of the Institute and on this basis advising the Institute leadership as to the planning and achievement of research projects. Additionally, the advisory board consults with the presidents of the Max Planck Society in respect of the academic progress made by the Institute. The scientific advisory board comprises internationally recognised scholars from in and outside Germany who possess expertise across the Institute's research spectrum. Nominated by the Institute leadership, the members of the advisory board are appointed by the presidents of the Max Planck Society. Advisory boards are constituted for a six year term of office. The current members are as follows:


Prof. Dr. Hannah BuxbaumMaurer School of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington
Prof. Dr. Susan EmmeneggerInstitut für Bankrecht, Bern
Prof. Dr. Frédérique FerrandFaculté de Droit, Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III)
Prof. Dr. Dirk HeirbautDepartment of Jurisprudence and Legal History of Law, University of Ghent
Prof. mr. Corjo JansenFaculty of Law, Radboud University Nijmegen
Prof. Dr. Susanne KalssInstitute Civil and Business Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Prof. Dr. Jan LokinFaculteit van de Rechtsgeleerdheid, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
The Right Honourable Lord Justice Jonathan Hough ManceThe Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, London
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Peter ManselInstitute of Private International and Foreign Private Law of the University of Cologne
Prof. Dr. Walter PintensDepartment of Private Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Prof. Dr. Martin SchauerDepartment of Civil Law, University of Vienna
Prof. Dr. Gerald SpindlerDepartment of Civil Law, Commercial and Economic Law, Comparative Law, Multimedia- and Telecommunication Law, Georg-August-University Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Lajos VékásCivil Law Department, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest


Board of Trustees

The Institute's board of trustees undertakes to promote the Institute's contact with the public and, moreover, to foster the Institute's connection with the individuals and organisations for whom the Institute's research carries particular interest. The board and the Institute leadership confer on the significant results of the Institute's research work as well as its development and perception in the community. The board of trustees consists of prominent representatives from Institute-relevant arenas of society, politics and media. Board members are proposed by the Institute leadership and named to a six-year term by the presidents of the Max Planck Society; repeated appointments are possible. The current members are as follows:


Clarissa Ahlers-HerzogNorddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg
Erika AndreßPresident of the Court of Appeal, Hamburg
Dr. Barbara BludauRechtsanwälte Pöllath + Partners, München
Dr. Christian BreitzkeRechtsanwälte Lebuhn & Puchta, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Lado ChanturiaJudge European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg
Prof. Dr. Ninon ColnericFormer Co-Dean, China-EU School of Law, Peking
Jakob KleefassEsche Schümann Commichau, Hamburg
Dr. Bernd MichaelsFormer President, German Insurance Association, Düsseldorf
Aygül ÖzkanPCC Services GmbH Deutsche Bank , Berlin
Jana SchiedekSenator for the Minisitry of Justice and Equalisation of the City of Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Vassilios SkourisFormer President of the Court of Justice, Luxemburg
Dr. Dorothee StapelfeldtSenator for the Ministry of Research and Development of the City of Hamburg
Dr. Hubert WeisFormer Head of the Directorate-General for Commercial and Economic Law, Federal Ministry of Justice
Dr. Martin WillichFormer Managing Chairman, Studio Hamburg GmbH