Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Media Information
Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts

Christoph Schoppe

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

Phone: +49 40 419 00 - 411

Facsimile: +49 40 419 00 - 288


Main Fields of Research:

Comparative Law (esp. German and English Law of Obligations), Private International Law and Arbitration Law.

Academic Career:

Study of law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (2010-2015) and the University of Cambridge (2012), scholarship recipient of the German National Academic Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Activities and positions during studies: student research assistant under Prof. Dr. Florian Faust (Chair of Civil Law, Commercial and Comparative Law), coach for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2013/2014) and editor at the Bucerius Law Journal. First State Law Examination in December 2015; Legal clerkship (2016-2018) in Hamburg, Berlin and London; Second State Law Examination during March 2018. At Institute since 2016.

Recent Publications

I. Journal Articles

Die Übergangsbestimmungen zur Rechtswahl im internationalen Erbrecht: Anwendungsprobleme und Gestaltungspotential, Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2014, 27.

II. Conference Reports

„Mehr Freiheit wagen“ – Symposium anlässlich der Emeritierung von Jürgen Basedow, Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht 2018, 708 - 710.

Counting Votes and Weighing Opinions: Collective Judging in Comparative Perspective – Conference at All Souls College, Oxford, 20-21 July 2017, Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht 2018, 487 - 490 (together with Jakob Gleim).