Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Martin Fischer

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

Phone: +49 40 419 00 - 422

Facsimile: +49 40 419 00 - 288


Main Fields of Research:

Unjust Enrichment, Contract Law and the Law of Obligations

Academic Career:

Bachelor of Business Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT) (2004-2007). I followed this up with an LLB degree at UCT (2009-2011) and then an LLM also at UCT from (2014-2015). I recently completed the BCL at the University of Oxford (2016-2017).

I worked in legal practice from (2012-2014) and am admitted as an attorney in South Africa.

Recent Lectures:


The Concept of Performance in the English and South African Law of Unjust Enrichment

 Aktuelle Stunde

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

Recent Publications

I. Journal Articles

Cancellation and Anticipatory Breach of Contract, South African Law Journal 134 (2017), 543 - 575.

Conduct Constituting Anticipatory Breach of Contract, South African Law Journal 133 (2016), 820 - 852.