Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Media Information
Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts

Brooke Adele Marshall

Senior Research Fellow; Regional Units: Australia and New Zealand

Phone: +49 40 419 00 - 330

Facsimile: +49 40 419 00 - 288


Main Fields of Research:

Private international law and international civil procedure; contract law; comparative law.

Academic Career:

Studies in law and French at The University of Queensland, Brisbane (2006-2011); Baudin scholar at Université Lumière Lyon II, Lyon (2009) and Sciences Po University, Paris (2011); Associate to the Hon. Chief Justice Keane, Federal Court of Australia (2012); Admitted to practice as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Queensland (2012); Lawyer, Allens Linklaters, Brisbane (2013); Intern (Recipient of the Nygh Hague Conference Internship Award), Hague Conference on Private International Law (2013-2014); Sessional Teaching Assistant (2014), Sessional Lecturer (2015) Griffith University Law School, Brisbane; Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law – Private International Law (2016).

Currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute under Professor Jürgen Basedow (since May 2014); doctoral candidate in private international law and international civil procedure at the University of Hamburg under the supervision of Professor Jürgen Basedow and Professor Mary Keyes.

Languages: English, French, German

Recent Publications

I. Journal Articles

The Hague Choice of Law Principles, CISG and PICC: A Hard Look at a Choice of Soft Law, The American Journal of Comparative Law 2018, 175 - 217.

  • Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 16/27

Australia’s Accession to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, Melbourne University Law Review 41, 1 (2017), 246 - 283 (together with Mary Keyes).

Jurisdiction agreements: exclusive, optional and asymmetrical, Journal of Private International Law 11 (2015), 345 - 378 (together with Mary Keyes).

II. Case notes

Imbalanced Jurisdiction Clauses under the Lugano Convention - Judgment of the French Cour de Cassation of 25 March 2015, Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht 2016, 515 - 527.

III. Conference Reports

The XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law – 20 to 26 July 2014, Vienna, Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht 2015, 213 - 217 (together with Konrad Duden, Andreas Engel).