Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Media Information
Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts

Dominik Krell

Phone: +49 40 419 00 - 259

Facsimile: +49 40 419 00 - 288


Main Fields of Research:

Islamic Law, Private Law of Countries having an Islamic Tradition (emphasis on Saudi Arabia), Comparative Law, and Legal Anthropology

Academic Career:

Study of Arabic at the University of Damaskus (2008). Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Islamic studies at the Freie Universität Berlin (2009-2013). Master of Science (M.Sc.) in social anthropology at the University of Oxford (2013-2014). Study of law at the Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin (2008-2016). First State Law Examination in Berlin in March 2016. At Institute since April 2016.

Research project

Recent Lectures:


Questions related to the status of walad al-zinā in contemporary Muslim jurisdictions

Establishing Filiation: Towards a Social Definition of the Family in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law? (Workshop organized by the Research Group on Family and Succession Law in Muslim Countries)

  • Location: CEDROMA/Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut


Forschungsprojekt: Das Familienrecht in Syrien

Nacht des Wissens

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


Sharia Councils: Dogmatik informeller muslimischer Streitschlichtung

Die juristische Flimmerkiste. Veranstaltungsreihe der Fachschaft der juristischen Fakultät in Münster.

  • Location: Universität Münster