Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts

Ferdinand Botha

Research Associate under Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhard Zimmermann

Phone: +49 40 419 00 - 426

Facsimile: +49 40 419 00 - 288


Main Fields of Research:

South African law of contract and law of unjustified enrichment. Comparative law. Legal philosophy.

Academic Career:

Graduated with BA (Law) (cum laude) in 2016, BA Honours (Philosophy) (cum laude) in 2017 and LLB (cum laude) in 2019 from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Editor of the undergraduate law journal Responsa Meridiana for 2018. At the Institute since January 2020.

Recent Lectures:


The Legal Nature of Performance in South Africa

  • Location: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg