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2018
9 July 2018 – Academic council

Save the date:

On Monday, 9 July 2018, the Academic council will take place.


Speaker: Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Chairman of the Commission on Justice in Wales

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

30 June 2018 – Annual Meeting "Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law"

Save the date:

On Saturday, 30 June 2018, the Annual Meeting "Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law" will take place.

Topic: Wie gestaltet sich die Methodenlehre in unterschiedlichen Ländern? (What shape does legal methodology take in different countries?)


Venue: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht
 

16 April 2018 – Konzil

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Speakers:

Antonia Sommerfeld

Hendrik Quast


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lectures.

Time: 3 pm to 5 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

26 February 2018 – Konzil

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Speakers:

Duygu Damar

Andreas Humm


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lectures.

Time: 3 pm to 5 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

22 January 2018 – Konzil

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Speakers:

Maximilian Volmar

Die marktbeherrschende Stellung mehrseitiger Online-Plattformen im Kartellrecht


Carl-Friedrich Thoma

Das gläubigerzentrierte Insolvenzverfahren – Zeit für einen Paradigmenwechsel im deutschen Insolvenzrecht?


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lectures.

Time: 3 pm to 5 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

2017
14 December 2017 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest lecture Monika Lindbekk

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Monika Lindbekk (University of Oslo)
”Adjudicating Islamic Family Law in Egypt: Continuity and Rupture” 


All employees and guests as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time: 4 pm

Please register via email to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

7 - 8 December 2017 – 5th Max Planck-ZEW Law & Economics Workshop

On 7 - 8 December 2017, the Hamburg MPI Institute for Private Law will host the 5th MPI-ZEW Law & Economics Workshop.

The primary aim of the workshop is to bring together doctoral candidates from the participating institutes so that they may, in an informal setting, discuss topics from an interdisciplinary perspective, obtain feedback on their own economic ideas and theories, and further build their interdisciplinary networks.


More detailed information is to be found on the German page.

Please register via email to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

29 November 2017 – CIS-Roundtable: Guest lecture Iroda Djuraeva

On Wednesday, 29 November 2017, Dr. Iroda Djuraeva (Mukhiddinova and Partners) will be speaking on "Children's participation in the decision-making process under Law of Uzbekistan".

About the CIS-Roundtable:
Since spring 2007 the Unit for Russia and other CIS Nations has organised a regular discussion forum on the legal, political and societal developments of the post-Soviet realm. The forum’s goal is to foster an informal and voluntary exchange of ideas. The participants, comprising German and East-European jurists, report on their first-hand experiences in the CIS-nations.

For more information about the speaker and the topic, please see the attached invitation.


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

Time: 4 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

20 November 2017 – Konzil

Lecture followed by audience discussion

 

Speakers:

Nadjman Yassari
„Das neue Gesetz zur Bekämpfung der Kinderehe v. Juli 2017: Schnellschuss oder Volltreffer?“

Sebastian Bong
„Die Familienverfassung: Entwicklungslinien – Erscheinungsformen – Erklärungswirkungen“



All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lectures.

Time: 3 pm to 5 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

13 November 2017 – Hamburg Forum on Sports Law

Ausschluss ganzer Verbände von internationalen Sportwettbewerben

 

The aim of the Forum is regularly to consider current questions arising in the field of international sports law and to generate a discussion on these topics with representatives drawn from sports, business and academia. The symposia are oriented towards jurists working in either practice or academia who are interested in sports law issues. The topic of this year's symposium is "Ausschluss ganzer Verbände von internationalen Sportwettbewerben".

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law 

 

Please register here or via email at veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de

7 November 2017 – Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law – Guest lecture Jianli Song

On Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Jianli Song will be speaking on „Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in China: Challenges and developments“.

About the Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law
The “Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law” was established in 2002 as a series of guest lectures from notable legal scholars and legal practitioners, who engage in research stays at the Hamburg Institute. It aims to provide insight into legal fields under development in the People’s Republic of China and which are thus attracting great international interest.


For more information, please see the attached invitation.

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time: 4 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

Please register for the presentation via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

4 November 2017 – Nacht des Wissens 2017: Draw your Law

Hamburg’s Nacht des Wissens sees more than 50 research centres, universities and institutes of higher education in the greater metropolitan Hamburg area open their doors to public visitors and present their work.

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law is proud to be one of the participants. You can witness the premier of Draw Your Law, what promises to be a new and entertaining presentation format.

While some may think that law cannot be drawn, we will demonstrate the contrary. Watch as an illustrator depicts – in real-time drawings – the short project presentations made by Institute staff.


For more Informations: Nacht des Wissens.

2 November 2017 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest lecture Prof. Dr. Susan Rutten

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Prof. Dr. Prof. Susan Rutten
”Family Law Research at the Intersection of Islamic and European Normative Orders” 


All employees and guests as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time: 4 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1th floor)

Please register via email to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

 

27 October – PhD seminar with Radboud University Nijmegen

On October 27, 2017, in the course of the exchange with Radboud University Nijmegen, a PhD seminar will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

 

For more information, see the attached programme.

 

The seminar is not open to the public.

 

Research assistants can participate by registering with the attached form until October 20, 2017.

19 October 2017 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Guest lecture As. Karmen Lutman

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!" on Thursday, 19 October 2017, As. Karmen Lutman (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) will be speaking on the topic "Restitution of gifts after divorce in Slovenian law". 


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

Time: 5 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

16 Oktober 2017 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion

 

Alexander Ruckteschler
„Die Veräußerung der Streitsache – zum Versuch einer Neubewertung“

Jan Peter Schmidt
„Wer hat Angst vor subjektlosen Rechten? Die 'ruhende Erbschaft' in Geschichte und Rechtsvergleichung“

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lectures.

Time: 3 pm to 5 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

13 October 2017 – Lecture Series of the Research Group on the law of Islamic countries in cooperation with the DIJV

On Friday, 13th of October, 2017, the lecture series of the Research Group “Changes in God's Law - An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Laws" in cooperation with the German-Iranian Lawyers Association will take place. This year, the focus will be set on business law in Iran.


For more information, please see the attached invitation.

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time: 2 pm s.t.

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Ernst-Raabel-Saal, 3rd floor)

Please register for the presentation via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

9 October 2017 – Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law – Guest lecture Oliver Weber

On Monday, 9th of October, 2017, Oliver Weber will be speaking on “Aufbau eines chinesischen Grundbuchsystems”.


About the Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law

The “Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law” was established in 2002 as a series of guest lectures from notable legal scholars and legal practitioners, who engage in research stays at the Hamburg Institute. It aims to provide insight into legal fields under development in the People’s Republic of China and which are thus attracting great international interest.

For more information, please see the attached invitation.

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time: 5 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Konferenzraum 1, 1st floor)

Please register for the presentation via e-mail to  veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

6 - 7 October 2017 – Symposium "Focus Latin America - International Conflicts and Legal Order"

On 6 and 7 October 2017, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law will be holding a symposium titled ”Focus Latin America - International Conflicts and Legal Order“.

The speakers will address current issues in the areas of arbitration, international private law, international civil procedural and the law of MERCOSUR. The occasion for the symposium is the 80th birthday of Dr. Jürgen Samtleben. Formerly head of the Institute’s division on Latin America, Dr. Samtleben has dedicated his professional career to exploring these topics in groundbreaking research.


For more information, please see the attached programme.

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited.

Please register your intent to participate at the symposium no later than 15 September 2017: veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de

If you will be to attend on only one of the two days, please inform us accordingly.

5 October 2017 – CIS-Roundtable: Guest lecture Dmitry Davydenko

On Thursday, 5 October 2017, Dr. Dmitry Davydenko (CIS Arbitration Forum) will be speaking on "International arbitration in Russia under the new legislative framework".

About the CIS-Roundtable:

Since spring 2007 the Unit for Russia and other CIS Nations has organised a regular discussion forum on the legal, political and societal developments of the post-Soviet realm. The forum’s goal is to foster an informal and voluntary exchange of ideas. The participants, comprising German and East-European jurists, report on their first-hand experiences in the CIS-nations.

For more information about the speaker and the topic, please see the attached invitation.


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

Time: 4 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

29 - 30 September 2017 – “Mehr Freiheit wagen” (Risking Greater Freedom) – A symposium commemorating Jürgen Basedow’s designation as Director Emeritus

In Fall 2017, Jürgen Basedow will retire from his position as active Director of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Private Law. This transition gives occasion for the Institute and his former students to reflect upon his academic achievements and pose new questions in respect of his many areas of research. The title of the symposium alludes to a significant earlier publication of Jürgen Basedow (Basedow, Mehr Freiheit wagen – Über Deregulierung und Wettbewerb, Tübingen 2002) and sets the thematic framework of the gathering.


On behalf of the Institute and the former students of Professor Basedow, you are cordially invited to take part in this symposium, scheduled for 29 – 30 September 2017.

Further information can be found in the programme attached below.

Please register your intent to participate at the symposium no later than 31 August 2017 via the following link:

Anmeldung zum Symposium "Mehr Freiheit wagen"

 

20 September 2017 – CIS-Roundtable: Guest lecture Iryna Dikovska

On Wednesday, 20 September 2017, Iryna Dikovska (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) will be speaking on "Legal Regulation of International Succession Relationships in Ukraine: Conflict of Laws and Some Substantive Law Issues".

About the CIS-Roundtable:

Since spring 2007 the Unit for Russia and other CIS Nations has organised a regular discussion forum on the legal, political and societal developments of the post-Soviet realm. The forum’s goal is to foster an informal and voluntary exchange of ideas. The participants, comprising German and East-European jurists, report on their first-hand experiences in the CIS-nations.

For more information about the speaker and the topic, please see the attached invitation.


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

Time: 4 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

18 September 2017 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion

 

Jakob Hahn
„Die Vorteilsausgleichung bei "nützlichen" Pflichtverletzungen des Geschäftsleiters“

Anna Katharina Suzuki-Klasen
„Der Vertragsschluss: Entstehung des Vertrages bei Inkraqfttreten der Willenserklärungen?“

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lectures.

Time: 3 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

14-15 September 2017 – Hamburg Conference: Law and Management of Family Firms

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law together with the HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration


The conference is not open to the public.

5 September 2017 – Symposium “The Reform of Transport Law and Maritime Law in Japan and Germany“

On September 5, 2017 the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law will be holding a symposium titled ”The Reform of Transport Law and Maritime Law in Japan and Germany“.  

The strong legal bond existing between Japan and Germany also encompasses transport law. At the moment, a draft bill to reform Japanese transport and maritime law has been submitted to the Japanese Parliament. The reform bill will bring substantial changes to Japanese transport and maritime law – just as the reform of German transport and maritime law did in 1998 and 2013. The presentations at the symposium will not only outline the planned reform of Japanese transport and maritime law, but also provide a comparative analysis using German transport and maritime law as a point of reference.


For more information please see the attached programme.

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited.

Please register your intent to participate at the symposium no later than 22 August 2017, using the atteched registration form.

German-Japanese Lawyers’ Association, German Association for Transport Law and German Maritime Law Association kindly invite all participants following the symposium to the reception at the premises of the Max Planck Institute.

21 August 2017 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Guest lecture Dr. Jelena Lepetić

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!" on Monday, 21 August 2017, Dr. Jelena Lepetić (University of Belgrade, Serbia) will be speaking on the topic "Golden Shares in the Jurisprudence of the CJEU – The impact on national company laws".

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.


Time:
 4 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Conference Room 1, 1st floor) 

24 July 2017 – Guest lecture Prof. Dr. Marietta Auer: "Zum Erkenntnisziel der Rechtstheorie"

On Monday, 24 July 2017, Prof. Dr. Marietta Auer will be speaking on „Zum Erkenntnisziel der Rechtstheorie”.

 

For more information, please see the attached invitation.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time:
5 pm

Venue:
Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de by 17 July 2017.

 

20 July 2017 – Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law – Guest lecture Maohui Qu

On Thursday, 20 July 2017, Maohui Qu will be speaking on “Recent Developments in Chinese Civil Law”.


About the Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law

The “Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law” was established in 2002 as a series of guest lectures from notable legal scholars and legal practitioners, who engage in research stays at the Hamburg Institute. It aims to provide insight into legal fields under development in the People’s Republic of China and which are thus attracting great international interest.

For more information, please see the attached invitation.

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time: 11 am

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal, 5th floor)

Please register for the presentation via e-mail to  veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

10 July 2017 – Academic council

Lecture followed by audience discussion


Robert John Reed, Lord Reed, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom: ”Comparative Law in the UK Supreme Court“.

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time: 4 pm

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

 

Please register via the attached registration form.

27 June 2017 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest lecture Prof. Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim

Lecture followed by audience discussion


Prof. Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim

“Care of Neglected Children in Islamic Law: The Destigmatization of Non-Normative Childhood”

All employees and guests as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time: 3.30 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 5, 5th floor)

Please register via email to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

27 June 2017 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Guest lecture Prof. Dr. Zlatan Meškić

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!" on Tuesday, 27 Juni 2017, Prof. Dr. Zlatan Meškić (University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina) will be speaking on the topic "Interlocal conflict of laws in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its possible solutions".

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.


Time:
5 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Conference Room 1, 1st floor) 

24 June 2017 – Annual Meeting "Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law"

Symposium „Kautelarpraxis und Privatrecht“


Time: 10.00 – 17.15

Venue:
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

The symposion will be organized by Friends of the institute.

For more information on this symposium, please see the attached programme.

Please register with the attached form.

14 June 2017 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest lecture Prof. Haider Ala Hamoudi

Lecture followed by audience discussion

 

Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi (University of Pittsburgh School of Law)

Exposing the Quietist Myth: Law and Shari’a in Modern Shi’i Society

 

All employees and guests as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 4 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register via email to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

01 - 02 June 2017 – Eighth German-Austrian-Swiss Symposium on Company and Capital Market Law – „Corporate Social Responsibility“

Together with the Institute of Law of the University of Zurich and the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law is sponsoring a comparative law symposium on company and capital market law.


The symposium featuring scholars from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will take place on 1 - 2 June 2017. It is being organised jointly by Holger Fleischer, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, and Susanne Kalss from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and Hans-Ueli Vogt from the University of Zürich.

„Corporate Social Responsibility“

Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bohrer
Universität Zürich

Prof. Dr. Petra Buck-Heeb
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität, Hannover

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Holger Fleischer
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg

Privatdozent Dr. Daniel Markus Häusermann
Universität St. Gallen

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Krause
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Eva Micheler
LSE London / Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Privatdozent Dr. Sebastian Mock
Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Karin Müller
Universität Luzern Privatdozent

Dr. Patrick Warto
Universität Salzburg

Prof. Dr. Janine Wendt
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Participation at the symposium is by invitation only.

 

29 May 2017 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion 


Nadja Danninger
„Organhaftung und Beweislast“

Teresa Puig Stoltenberg
„Auf der Suche nach mehr Parteiautonomie im europäischen Erbkollisionsrecht“

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lectures.

Time: 3 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

8 - 9 May 2017 – Habiltandenkolloquium

During the tenth Habiltandenkolloquium held by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law post-doctoral candidates from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will present their work.


The colloquium is not open to the public but only to employees and guests of the institute.

24 April 2017 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion 


Jakob Gleim

"Letztwillige Schiedsklauseln nach § 1066 ZPO: Genese und Auslegung einer missglückten Vorschrift"

Philipp Scholz
"Die deutsche Business Judgement Rule — ein Haftungsprivileg?"

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lectures.

Time: 3 pm

Venue:
Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

10 April 2017 – Guest lecture Prof. Inga Markovits: „Der Seiltanz zwischen Macht und Recht. Ostdeutsche Juraprofessoren im Sozialismus”

On Monday, 10 April 2017, Prof. Inga Markovits will be speaking on „Der Seiltanz zwischen Macht und Recht. Ostdeutsche Juraprofessoren im Sozialismus”. 


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time:
5 pm

Venue:
Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

 

23 March 2017 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Guest lecture Endrit Poda

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!" on Thursday, 23 March 2017, Endrit Poda (University of Geneva, Switzerland) will be speaking on the topic "Banks, beneficial owners and account holders. What kind of responsibility under Swiss law?".

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.


Time:
4 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Conference Room 1, 1st floor) 

20 March 2017 – Symposium „Japan: Modernization of Payment Systems, Amendment of the Insurance Business Act, spezialisierte Spruchkörper, Family Law in Asia“

Time: 15.30 - 19.00 h

Venue: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht


For more information on this symposium, please see the attached programme.

The presentations and discussions will be held in English and German.

Please register by email to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de by 13 March 2017.

6 March 2017 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion


Sofie Cools

"Die Publikation von Sanktionen im Finanzmarktrecht"

Anika Sonnenberg
"Die Verweisung vor den Güterichter am Arbeitsgericht: Ein Anwendungsfall richterlichen Ermessens"

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lectures.

Time: 3 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

20 February 2017 – Guest lecture Jinfang He: The validity of one-sided arbitration clauses in international financial contracts

Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law

On Monday, 20 February 2017, Jinfang He will be speaking on “The validity of one-sided arbitration clauses in international financial contracts”.


About the Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law

The “Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law” was established in 2002 as a series of guest lectures from notable legal scholars and legal practitioners, who engage in research stays at the Hamburg Institute. It aims to provide insight into legal fields under development in the People’s Republic of China and which are thus attracting great international interest.

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time: 4 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

17 February 2017 – Theme Concert with Lecture by Dr. Nadjma Yassari

Time: 19 h

Venue: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (Spiegelsaal)

Tickets: Online Ticket Sales for the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra


Programme:

  • Gustav Holst: 3 Stücke für Oboe und Streichquartett
  • Lecture: „Das islamische Recht als Gegenstand einer modernen Rechtsvergleichung“
  • Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Streichquartett Nr. 1 op. 27
  • Joseph Haydn: Quartett in B-Dur für Oboe, Violine, Viola und Violoncello Hob. II B:4
  • Bohuslav Martinu: Mazurka – Nocturne: Gedanken an Chopin für Oboe, 2 Violinen und Violoncello
20 - 21 January 2017 – GEDIP commission to meet on the consequences of BREXIT for private international law and international civil procedure

The topic of BREXIT remains an important subject of focus for Institute researchers, and in January 2017 the European Group for Private International Law (GEDIP), currently chaired by Institute Director Jürgen Basedow, will be convening at the Institute. The meeting is the result of a September 2016 GEDIP resolution, reached in Milan, to form a commission charged with the task of studying the consequences of BREXIT for private international law and international civil procedure. The first meeting of this commission will be in January at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law.

  

The deliberations of the commission are not open to the public.

16 January 2017 – Konzil


Lectures followed by audience discussion
 

Dirk Wiegandt

"Bindungswirkung kartellbehördlicher Entscheidungen im Zivilprozess – Verzahnung von Kartellverwaltungs- und Kartellprivatrecht"

Johannes Liebrecht
"Die junge Rechtsgeschichte. Vom Versuch, die Wissenschaftsgeschichte der eigenen Disziplin zu schreiben"

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lectures.

Time:
3 pm 


Venue:
Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

2016
12 December 2016 – Conference “Integration of Ukrainian Private Law into the European Area of Justice”.


Time: 12. Dezember 2016

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law


In the programme you will find information about the individual lectures to be delivered at the conference.

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited.

Please register for the conference via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de

 

5 December 2016 – Guest lecture Dr. Yedan Li: “Understanding China’s Court Mediation Surge: Insights from a Local Court“

Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law

On Monday, 5 December 2016, Dr. Yedan Li will be speaking on “Understanding China’s Court Mediation Surge: Insights from a Local Court”.


About the Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law:
The “Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law” was established in 2002 as a series of guest lectures from notable legal scholars and legal practitioners, who engage in research stays at the Hamburg Institute. It aims to provide insight into legal fields under development in the People’s Republic of China and which are thus attracting great international interest.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.


Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

28 November 2016 – Konzil

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Sonnenberger

"Die Reform des französischen allgemeinen Schuldvertragsrechts durch Ordonnance vom 10. Februar 2016"


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Time: 4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

14 November 2016 – Hamburg Forum on Sports Law

Ausschreitungen beim Fußball: Sanktionen der Verbände gegenüber Vereinen und Haftung der Zuschauer

 

The aim of the Forum is regularly to consider current questions arising in the field of international sports law and to generate a discussion on these topics with representatives drawn from sports, business and academia. The symposia are oriented towards jurists working in either practice or academia who are interested in sports law issues.

 

The topic of this year's symposium is "Ausschreitungen beim Fußball: Sanktionen der Verbände gegenüber Vereinen und Haftung der Zuschauer".

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Please register latest 7 November 2016 with Anmeldung Sportrechtssymposium or via email at veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de

 

More detailed information are to be found in the programme below.

11 November 2016 – China’s Legal System in Transformation: Update 2016

It is our pleasure to invite you to a lecture programme being jointly sponsored by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV).

 

As a further instalment in the lecture series “China’s Legal System in Transformation”, this year’s programme – “Update 2016” – will examine recent changes in China’s general legal framework. Experts from practice and academia will report on progress being made in the implementation of legal reforms in China. Speakers will be focusing on the current rules governing various means of foreign direct investment, these including joint ventures, foreign invested enterprises (FIE), and the steering mechanism of the foreign investment catalogue. These regulations will be looked at in the context of (i) recent developments in the Free Trade Zones, (ii) the draft law on foreign investments, and (iii) the planned introduction of the “Negative List”. An additional topic of inquiry will be the recent amendment of the FIE-Statute (effective since 1 October 2016) by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. The day will be rounded off by a company report and a panel discussion featuring all of the day’s speakers.

 

Time: 11 November 2016, 9:30 - 14:00
 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law/Ernst-Rabel-Saal

 

The programme of events is attached. All presentations will be held in German. There is no charge for participation, but your advance registration is necessary.

Please register by 10 November 2016 at the following link

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gathen (040/36138-975). It would be our pleasure to welcome you to our event.

4 - 5 November 2016 – German-Japanese Symposium

„Self-regulation in Private Law in Japan and Germany“, German-Japanese Symposium to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Founding of the Journal of Japanese Law

 

The term ‘self-regulation‘ refers to those areas of life that cannot be left to market forces, but which should not be given over to state regulation. It is a phenomenon that is gaining increasing attention in international legal discussion and private law scholarship is just beginning the process of legal examination and comparative evaluation. This symposium aims to pursue these questions from a German-Japanese comparative law perspective.

 

For more information on this symposium, please see the attached invitation. The presentations and discussions will be held in English.

 

Please register using the attached registration by email to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de or by fax (040 – 41 900 333) by 28 October 2016.

17 October 2016 – Rabel Lecture "What family law for Europe?"

Guest Lecture Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Katharina Boele-Woelki, Dean of Bucerius Law School

 

Time: 17 October 2016, 17:00 – 18:30

 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law/Ernst-Rabel-Saal

 

Please register here.

10 October 2016 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion

Elena Dubovitskaya
"Gesellschaftervereinbarungen in Russland: Willkommen im Spiegelland!"

 

Lech Kopczyński
"Anerkennung und fair trial - Vom Recht auf ein faires Verfahren zum Recht auf Anerkennung eines fairen Verfahrens?"

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 
Time: 3 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

 

7 - 8 October 2016 – Symposium „Die Verfassung der europäischen Wirtschaft“

On the occasion of his 90th birthday, colleagues, academic cohorts and junior scholars of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker will come together on the 7th and 8th of October at the Institute.

 

Further information can be found in the program below.

 

Participation at the symposium is by invitation only.

 

6 October 2016 – South East Let's Talk About Law! – Guest lecture Katarina Đurđenić

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!" on Thursday, 6 October 2016, Katarina Đurđenić (University of Zagreb, Croatia) will be speaking in English on the topic "Sanctions in Takeover Law - How Effective are They?".

 

About the Topic:
The rules on takeover bids represent one of the core instruments for the protection of minority shareholders. Namely, minority shareholders are not obliged to tolerate the control of a person whom they don't trust. Therefore a person who acquires control in a target company must announce a bid for takeover of the rest of the shareholders' stocks in that company. The problem appears if the controlling shareholder fails to announce a takeover bid. In order to combat this, the European directive 2004/25 on takeover bids requests Member States to determine sanctions that should be effective, proportionate and dissuasive. It is to be seen what sanctions await the ones who break the rule and how effective they are.

 

About the Speaker:
Katarina Đurđenić is a PhD candidate at the University of Zagreb in Company and Commercial Law. She studied law at the University of Zagreb, the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz and the Humboldt-University in Berlin. She was awarded an LL.M. in German Law for Foreigners by the University of Bremen. For several years she worked at the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency at the Capital Markets Division dealing with approval and supervision of takeover bids. She was a member of the working group in charge for the amendments of the Croatian Takeover Law in 2013 and 2016 and representative of Croatia in the European Takeover Network that works under the auspices of ESMA.

  

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

21 - 23 September 2016 – Young Property Lawyers Forum 2016

The 7th meeting of the Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF) 2016 will take place at the Max Planck Institute from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 September 2016.

 

As an informal network of junior property law researchers, the YPLF connects property law scholars all over the globe, providing an opportunity for discussion and cooperation. The 2016 conference will start with a panel discussion in the late afternoon of the first day: under the auspices of the European Property Law Journal, distinguished senior property lawyers will discuss the topic "Beyond the lex rei sitae?". On the following two days, junior property lawyers will give short presentations of their current research which will then be discussed in a round-table format.

 

Both junior and senior property lawyers are cordially invited to discuss current research and new ideas in the area of property law and to contribute to shaping property law in the 21st century.

 

Please find below the detailed conference programme.

 

In order to register for the YPLF 2016, please see this website: https://bramakkermans.typeform.com/to/esefdk

 

21 September 2016 – Panel discussion "Beyond the Lex Rei Sitae?"

On Wednesday, 21 September 2016 a panel discussion titled “Beyond the Lex Rei Sitae?” as a kick-off event for the annual meeting of the Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF) will take place. Detailed information can be found in the invitation below.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the panel discussion.

 

Time: 5:30 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Ernst-Rabel-Saal, 3rd floor)

 

Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

20 September 2016 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Guest Lecture Donikë Qerimi

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!" on Tuesday, 20 September 2016, Donikë Qerimi (University of Prishtina, Kosovo) will be speaking in English on the topic "International Sales of Software and their Jurisdictional Implications: Focus on the Exchange between the Third State and EU Domiciled Parties".

 

About the Speaker:
Donikë Qerimi is an academic assistant at the University of Prishtina (Kosovo) and a PhD Student at Ghent University (Belgium). Her PhD research focuses on international jurisdiction in commercial matters in the Western Balkans and the EU. She has previously worked as the legal advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice in Kosovo, focusing on international legal cooperation, international treaty negotiations and cooperation with international institutions. Before that she has worked for the civil society sector in Kosovo, in assisting the establishment of Kosovo’s Constitutional Court and other local Non-Governmental Organizations. She has an LLM degree from University of Pittsburgh, USA, in the field international and comparative law.

 

About the Topic:
The discussion on special jurisdiction, according to Brussels I bis, in disputes that arise from an international contract for the supply of software, is not a simple one. That is true especially when one of the parties, most often the seller, is not domiciled in the EU but in a third State. In determining the place of performance of the obligations in these contracts, one will have to answer the questions of whether contracts for the supply of software can be characterized as sales of goods, provision of services, or neither. In answering these questions, courts have often had to rely on substantive rules, such as the CISG, thus transforming this procedural discussion into one about the applicable law. The talk addresses these matters through the perspective of a third-state party software supplier domiciled in one of the Western Balkans countries, a popular provider of IT off-shoring services.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

5 September 2016 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion

 

Nadjma Yassari
"Staatszerfall und IPR"

 

Matthias Pendl
"Verjährung von Haftungsansprüchen gegen Organmitglieder in Österreich – Entwicklung und Perspektiven eines Rechtstransplantats"

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 
Time: 3 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)
29 August 2016 – Guest lecture Dr. Joachim Glatter: Chinesisches Wirtschaftsrecht in der Praxis: Dynamik mit "Chinese characteristics"

Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law

 

On Monday, 29 August 2016, Dr. Joachim Glatter will give a lecture on "Chinesisches Wirtschaftsrecht in der Praxis: Dynamik mit 'Chinese characteristics'" in German.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Ernst-Rabel-Saal, 3rd floor)

 

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

25 August 2016 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Vortrag Prof. Dr. sc. Tatjana Josipović

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!" on Thursday, 25 August 2016, Prof. Dr. sc. Tatjana Josipović (University of Zagreb, Croatia) will be speaking in English on "The Influence of the Financial Crisis on recent developments in Croatian Private Law"

 

In the last few years many termini changes were introduced into the legislation in the area of private law, with the aim to prevent the over-debt of citizens. In the current lecture we will address the recent reforms which were introduced in the field of Croatian private law as a direct response to the financial crisis. We will present the reforms which were made in the law of contract, and which have directly influenced the terms and conditions of current and future consumer credit contracts, in particular the ones entailing loans effected in the value of a foreign currency. Following this, we will present a brief overview of the changes that have been introduced in the area of the law of enforcement, including specific solutions introduced in relation to current forced sales and evictions. The discussion will continue with an analysis of the basic principles of the first Croatian Consumer Bankruptcy Act which has been in force as of 1st January 2016. The main focus of the lecture will be to address and attempt to answer the question of whether the practical application of traditional private law instruments can be regarded as a successful means for the prevention and overcoming of the financial difficulties of citizens in relation to the execution of monetary obligations, or whether there still exists the need to introduce and implement some new private law measures in order to improve the currently unfortunate financial position of the citizens in private law issues.

 

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 4 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

26 July 2016 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Lecture Maria Gabriella Stanzione

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!" on Tuesday, 26 July 2016,Maria Gabriella Stanzione (University of Salerno, Italy) will be speaking in English on "The right to know one’s origins: a comparative perspective".

 

In this short lecture, our lecturer will talk about the content and the autonomy of the right to know one’s origins, with regards to the adopted children and to those born after assisted reproduction, from a comparative point of view. The talk will concern, firstly, the conflict with the biological mother’s right to anonymity, in those countries where anonymous birth is permitted (France and Italy) and the new solutions due to the recent decisions of ECHR and of the national courts. Secondly, our speaker will give a brief overview on the donor’s anonymity rule in the European legal systems, wondering about the possible consequences of the child’s access to the identifying information on the child’s filiation. In this respect, she shall discuss the necessity to go beyond the traditional opposition biological/legal truth, considering the existence of a pluralism of truths, such as the one grounded in the affective relationship; the social truth (the tractatus) and the temporal truth.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 4 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

7 - 8 July 2016 – Colloque franco-allemand sur le droit des sociétés et le droit des marchés financiers

French-German symposium, hosted in cooperation with Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

 

Participation at the symposium is by invitation only.

4 July 2016 – Academic council

Lecture followed by audience discussion


Joachim Jahn
(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung): "Aus der Arbeit eines Gerichts- und Rechtsreporters - Mannesmann und Hoeneß; Politiker, Ministerialbeamte und Lobbyisten"


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time: 3 pm
 
Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

 

Please register latest 30 June 2016 using this form:

 

24 June 2016 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Lecture Dr. Nataša Hadžimanović

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!" on Friday, 24 June 2016, Dr.  Nataša Hadžimanović (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law) will be speaking in English on "A Few Concrete Questions Related to Intermediated Securities from a Comparative Law Perspective".

 

As moving around masses of paper has many disadvantages, securities have become alternately or cumulatively dematerialized and immobilized. Such securities are held, transferred, lent and pledged across borders to a significant extent. They are held by intermediaries in (cross-border) chains. We shall discuss questions concerning the transfer of title and good faith acquisition from a comparative law perspective (incl. the UNIDROIT Convention on Intermediated Securities, which, however, has not been implemented yet).

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

18 June 2016 – Annual Meeting "Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law"

Specialized Courts

 

Time: 10.15 – 18.15

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

 

The symposion will be organized by Friends of the institute.

Please register with the attached form.

16 June 2016 – Afternoon Talk on Islamic Law, Guest lecture Nafay Choudhury

Lecture followed by audience discussion

 

Nafay Choudhury

“Contracts as Relational Practice: Informal Business Arrangements of Taxi Drivers in Kabul, Afghanistan”

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time:
4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)
 
Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

15 June 2016 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Guest Lecture Dr. Eniana Qarri

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!" on Wednesday, 15 June 2016, Dr.  Eniana Qarri (University of Tirana, Albania) will be speaking in English on "Albanian Case Law on the Recognition of Personal Status Acquired Abroad" (public order v. right to private and family life).

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

1 June 2016 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Guest lecture Emilia Mišćenić

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!", on Wednesday, 1st of June, 2016 at 5 p.m., Emilia Mišćenić (University of Rijeka, Croatia) will be speaking on "Croatian “Swiss Frank Case”, i.e. case “Franak”: Effective or “Defective” Protection of Consumer Rights?”.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

30 May 2016 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion

 

Laura Hering

"Die Heilung von Verfahrensfehlern im europäischen Eigenverwaltungsrecht"

 

Torsten Spiegel
"Der independent director im japanischen Verwaltungsrat - Corporate Governance im Wandel?"

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 
Time: 3 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

 

17 May 2016 – Guest Lecture JIN Man: The Development of Secured Transaction Law from a Comparative Perspective: China, Europe and the USA

Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law

 

JIN Man (Peking University) will give a lecture about "The Development of Secured Transaction Law from a Comparative Perspective: China, Europe and the USA".

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 3 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

11 May 2016 – "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!", Guest lecture Ana Kerševan

On the serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!", on Wednesday, 11th of May, 2016 at 5 p.m., Ana Kerševan (University of Ljubljana) will be speaking on "Party Autonomy vs. Access to Justice - Competing Principles in Matters of Concurrent Jurisdiction of Arbitral Tribunals and State Courts?”.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room Kegel-Saal, 5th floor)

 

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

10 May 2016 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest Lecture Narendra Subramanian

Lecture followed by audience discussion

 

Professor Narendra Subramanian

“Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India”

 

About the Speaker: Narendra Subramanian is Professor of Political Science at McGill University and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. He studies the politics of nationalism, ethnicity, religion, gender, and race in a comparative perspective, focusing primarily on India. Subramanian got his B.A. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

About the Topic: A major aspect of Indian multiculturalism and secularism is the distinct personal laws governing the major religious groups. These interpersonal laws reflect specific cultural norms and require the state to adopt different approaches to recognition and family regulation. Furthermore, discourses about the nation, its cultural groups, and its traditions shape the ways ruling elites recognize cultural specificity, the space they give to religion in public policy and public life, and how they regulate the family. On this basis India introduced moderate yet sustained personal law reforms to increase women’s rights and individual liberties. Indian multiculturalism on the other side is shaped by the greater engagement of political elites with Hindu initiatives and the predominant place of certain Hindu motifs in nationalist discourses. These were crucial reasons why policy-makers changed Hindu law earlier and more extensively than the minority laws although support for personal law reform was not clearly higher among Hindus than among Muslims. It is therefore argued that the greater the mobilization of pluralistic and syncretic visions of the nation is, the better the further democratization of families, religious groups, and the nation in India and elsewhere will proceed

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time:
4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)
 
Please register via e-mail to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

2 May 2016 – Guest lecture Prof. Dr. Roman Maydanyk

Prof. Dr. Roman Maydanyk, Head of Departement Civil Law at the Faculty of Law, Taras Shevchenko-University Kiev, will give a lecture on "Die Entwicklung des ukrainischen Privatrechts in den Jahren 1991 - 2016". The lecture will be held in German.

 

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room Kegel-Saal, 5th floor)

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

27 April 2016 – South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law! – Guest lecture Dr. Mirjana Radović

On the new serial "South East Europe (and Beyond): Let's Talk About Law!", on Wednesday 27th of April 2016 at 5 p.m., Dr. Mirhana Radović (University of Belgrade, Serbia) will be speaking on "Combating Late Payments in Serbia as an Example on how Improper Implementation of the EU Law affects the Economy".

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room Kegel-Saal, 5th floor)

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

18 - 19 April 2016 – Sixth Max Planck PostDoc Conference on European Private Law

On 18 and 19 April 2016 the sixth Max Planck PostDoc Conference on European Private Law will be held.

 

The event invites junior scholars from across Europe to present and discuss their research work.

 

 

The conference is not open to the public.

11 April 2016 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion

 

Alexander Sekunde

"Der Rechtsirrtum im europäischen Wirtschaftsrecht"

 

Denise Wiedemann
"Die Vollstreckbarkeit im System der Brüssel Ia-VO"

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 
Time: 3 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

 

21 March 2016 – Symposion Current Developments in Japanese Law

Lectures in English and German followed by audience discussion

 

The half-day symposium is the latest instalment in the yearly conference series “Aktuelle Entwicklungen im japanischen Recht” (Current Developments in Japanese Law). The first paper considers the new Japanese draft legislation on the regulation of space activities and will examine in particular legal liability from a comparative perspective with reference to the liability regime for nuclear damages. The second talk will survey the latest developments in Japan’s international family law. Rounding out the seminar, the final speaker will present two new decisions of the Supreme Court of Japan, the first declaring unconstitutional the limited ban preventing a woman from remarrying (until six months after divorce) and the second upholding the law requiring married couples to have the same last name.

 

Time: 4 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

 

The lecture is open to the public.  Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de by 14 March 2016.

8 March 2016 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest Lecture Esther van Eijk

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Esther van Eijk
Postdoctoral Researcher, Maastricht University

"All in the family: Muslim and Christian family law practices in Syria"

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time:
4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)
 
Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

7 March 2016 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion 

 

Eugenia Kurzynsky-Singer
"Eigentumsbegriff im russischen und deutschen Recht"

 

Jennifer Trinks
"Dritteinfluss in der Gesellschafterversammlung? – Der Nießbrauch an Gesellschaftsanteilen "

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 3 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

25 January 2016 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion

 

Sophie Knebel
"Das allgemeine Persönlichkeitsrecht in sozialen Netzwerken"

 

Maximilian Mann
"Gegenstand der gesellschaftsrechtlichen Treuepflicht"

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 
Time: 3 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

 

22 January 2016 – Lateinamerikarunde: “The Internet of Things, the Cloud and Big Data: How to Reduce Legal Risks and Create Mutual Trust”

Lecture followed by audience discussion

 

Marcelo Corrales

The Internet of Things (IoT), the Cloud and Big Data: How to Reduce Legal Risks and Create Mutual Trust?

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 11:30 am

 

VenueMax-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

 

More Information about Lateinamerikarunde (in German)

2015
14 December 2015 – Konzil

Guest Lecture

Professor Dr. Gerhard Wagner
External Scientific Member of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

"Haftung für Menschenrechtsverletzungen"

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 
Time: 5 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

 

11 December 2015 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest Lecture Nahda Shehada

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Nahda Shehada
International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam

"The Differential Application of Family Law in the Sharia Courts of Gaza and Damascus"

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time:
4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)
 
Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

4 - 5 December 2015 – Symposium "Legislators, Judges, and Professors

The symposium has been organized in cooperation with the Association Internationale des Sciences Juridiques and the Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung

 

About the topic: 

"As lawyers we are all interested in various areas of substantive law; and as comparative lawyers we are interested in finding out the differences and similarities between the various existing, national legal systems. But from time to time we must also reassure ourselves as far as basic questions of legal methodology are concerned – both for the sake of better understanding what we do as lawyers immersed in our own legal systems and as lawyers attempting to assess and comprehend how foreign legal systems work. The Max Planck Institute in Hamburg has, over the past couple of years, started to investigate legal methodology in a comparative perspective; and we now want to organize a symposium further exploring that field. The general theme chosen for this occasion can perhaps best be summarized by the title of Raoul van Caenegems’s well-known monograph “Judges, Legislators, and Professors”, with half a day to be devoted to each of these protagonists of legal development. We hope to gain stimulating insights from the perspectives of nine different legal systems from around the world."

 

For further information please refer to the attached program. All papers will be presented in English.

 

Time: 2015/12/04, 9:15 bis 6:00 p.m. and 2015/12/05, 9:00 bis 1:00 p.m. s.t.

 

Location: Max Planck Institute fuor Comparative and International Private Law

 

Registration should be done online by 20 November 2015 at the following link: Anmeldung / Registration "Legislators, Judges, and Professors

2 December 2015 – Workshop: Direct Investment in China – The Prospects and Legal Aspects of Launching a Business

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law, in cooperation with the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the German Chamber of Commerce in China (AHK Beijing) and the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), is conducting a workshop on direct investment in China.

 

Financial advisors and entrepreneurs will discuss what prospects and legal aspects are associated with launching a business in the People’s Republic of China. In addition to considering basic questions surrounding the development of individual investment projects, such as desirable strategies and determining a location, the workshop will also look at specific legal problems associated with joint ventures, e.g. mechanisms for dispute resolution. A further topic to be addressed, one presently of note in light of President Xi Jinping‘s anticorruption campaign, will be the effects on business practice which can be expected as a result of intended reforms to Chinese penal law.

 

The workshop will be conducted in German.

 

Time: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Location: Handelskammer Hamburg (Elbe Zimmer), Adolphsplatz 6, 20457 Hamburg.

 

Registration: No later than 1 December 2015 with this Registration Link

2 December 2015 – International Arbitration and EU Law: Referrals to the Court of Justice

On Wednesday, 2 December 2015 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Basedow, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, will give a lecture about the topic "International Arbitration and EU Law: Referrals to the Court of Justice".

 

While the courts of Member States are enabled or even required to submit preliminary questions concerning the interpretation of EU law to the Court of Justice of the European Union such referrals have traditionally been held inadmissible where made by arbitration panels. The article highlights a gradual softening of the Court of Justice’s position on this matter which would allow arbitral tribunals in investment protection proceedings to address the Court of Justice already at present. It further outlines some fundamental changes in the overall environment of commercial arbitration which should lead to a reversal of the Court’s position also in this field.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

The lecture will be held in English.

 

Time: 19:00 Uhr

 

Location: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Ernst Rabel Saal, 3. Stock)

 

The lecture is open to the public. Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

26 - 27 November 2015 – Symposium on future perspectives in comparative law

On the occasion of his 80th birthday, colleagues, academic cohorts and junior scholars will come together on the 26th and 27th of November at the Institute to analyse and discuss current topics in comparative law.



The progamme will include the following lectures:
 
• „Die Rolle der Rechtsvergleichung im Kontext des Wettbewerbs der Rechtsordnungen“
   Professor Dr. Gralf-Peter Calliess, University of Bremen
 
• „Sachenrechtliche Prinzipien und Grundbegriffe als Gegenstände der Rechtsvergleichung“
   Professor Dr. Eva-Maria Kieninger, University of Würzburg
 
• „Nichtstaatliches Recht: Religiöse Rechte“
   Professor Dr. Ralf Michaels, LL.M. (Cambridge), Duke University, Durham
 
• „Rechtsvergleichung und Europäisches Kollisionsrecht: Die vergessene Dimension“
   Professor Dr. Giesela Rühl, LL.M. (Berkeley), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
 
• „Marktregulierung durch Deliktsrecht“
   Professor Dr. Jan von Hein,University of Freiburg
 
• „Forschungsperspektiven im IPR und Wirtschaftsrecht“
   Professor Dr. Marc-Philippe Weller, University of Heidelberg
 
• „Rechtssystemvergleichung“
   Professor Dr. Christiane Wendehorst, LL.M. (Cambridge), University of Vienna
 
For further information, please refer to the attached programme.
 
The symposium is open to the public; advance registration required. Please register by 30 October 2015 under the following link:

 

Registration

12 November 2015 – 3rd Max Planck-ZEW Law & Economics Workshop

On 12 November 2015, the Hamburg MPI Institute for Private Law will host the third MPI-ZEW Law & Economics Workshop.


The primary aim of the workshop is to bring together doctoral candidates from the participating institutes so that they may, in an informal setting, discuss topics from an interdisciplinary perspective, obtain feedback on their own economic ideas and theories, and further build their interdisciplinary networks.

Participants will include members of the ZEW Research Group on Competition and Regulation. The keynote address is currently scheduled to be delivered by the head of the ZEW Research Department on International Finance and Financial Management.  

The submission of working papers or first drafts (for book projects, a synopsis and/or outline) should be done by 30 September 2015. Please send an email to Eckart Bueren (bueren@mpipriv.de) or Kai Hüschelrath (hueschelrath@zew.de).

7 November 2015 – Truly Olympic! – A Legal View on a Hamburg Olympics

A lecture sponsored by the Forum for International Sports Law as part of the Hamburg Night of Knowledge


Prof. Dr. Martin Nolte In his talk, Martin Nolte will consider questions surrounding the awarding, organisation and carrying out of Olympic Games. He will look at aspects affecting not only the citizens and economy of Hamburg but also those impacting politics and, of course. the athletes themselves. Martin Nolte holds Germany’s only professorial chair dedicated exclusively to sports law. His institute studies the economic, social and organisational demands of sports from a legal perspective.

Christoph Holstein will speak on the enthusiasm generated by the prospect of a 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Hamburg. The Privy Counselor will address the challenges faced by the city in connection with its application and will discuss the benefits that could develop for Hamburg as an Olympic host.
Eike Duckwitz won a Bronze Medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games as a member of the German national hockey team. He will discuss his experiences as an Olympic participant and competitive athlete.

Time: 6:30 P.M.

Location: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Ernst Rabel Hall, 3rd Floor)

The event is open to the public.

Further information on the Forum for International Sports Law can be found on our website at: Forum on Sports Law

7 November 2015 – 6th Night of Knowledge

On 7 November 2015, Hamburg’s sixth Night of Knowledge will take place. The evening will see scientific and academic institutions in and around the Hanseatic city open their doors and present their work to the public.

 

 

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law will take part as well, offering a unique glimpse into their scholarly trade.

 

Between the hours of 5:00 PM and midnight, it will be shown that legal research is anything but dry or dreary. All interested persons are warmly invited to explore the interplay between foundational legal research and our daily lives.

 
26 - 29 October 2015 – UNIDROIT Working Group PICC

The internationally constituted working group has been given the task of formulating possible amendments and additions to the Principles of International Contracts (PICC) with a view to the special needs of long-term contracts.

 

The Principles have been highly regarded since their initial publication. They have been the subject of numerous symposia and conferences; they have been analyzed in a number of publications; they play a role in the drafting of contracts and with regard to choice of law in the international commercial context; and it is apparent that they are increasingly relied upon in decisions reached by arbitrators and, occasionally, courts of law. Finally, the Principles have played a significant role in the reform of national contract law regimes. This holds true for the modernisation of the law of obligations in Germany as well as for the new codification of Dutch law and the law reforms undertaken in Central and Eastern Europe.

 

Participation by invitation only.

 

Please find more information under Current Research News

 

28 Sept - 2 Oct 2015 – Göttinger Summer Seminar on Chinese law

In cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and the German-Chinese Jurists Association, the German-Chinese Institute of Law at the Georg-August University in Göttingen will hold its annual summer seminar on Chinese law for undergraduate students, doctoral candidates and practitioners who are interested in either acquiring an initial understanding Chinese law or, alternatively, expanding upon their existing knowledge. While no prior knowledge of the particular subject matter is required, a basic familiarity with the study of law is a prerequisite.

 

Knut Benjamin Pißler, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the China Unit at the Max-Planck-Institute for Private Law, will give a daily basic lecture on Chinese business law.

 

Venue: Georg‐August‐Universität Göttingen, Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, Heinrich-Düker‐Weg 14, 37073 Göttingen

Raum 0.603/4

 

Registration: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/509038.html

 

22 September – Guest Lecture Vivienne Bath: Over-lapping Jurisdictions and the Resolution (or Non-Resolution) of Disputes Involving Chinese Courts

Vivienne Bath (Sydney Law School) will give a lecture about "Over-lapping Jurisdictions and the Resolution (or Non-Resolution) of Disputes Involving Chinese Courts".

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)

 

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

7 September – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion


Sebastian Gößling

"Die Bedeutung der Rom I-Verordnung in der internationalen Handelsschiedsgerichtsbarkeit"  
 
Lars Harzmeier
"Rechtskulturelle Aspekte des Whistleblowing im Kapitalmarktrecht"

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 
Time: 5 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Ernst-Rabel-Saal)
13 July 2015 – Guest lecture: The New Private Law – Present-day Private Law Scholarship in the United States

Professor Henry Smith will give a lecture about "The New Private Law – Present-day Private Law Scholarship in the United States"

 

After years of neglect, private law scholarship in the United States has recently experienced a remarkable renaissance – a development that is widely referred to as “The New Private Law”. One of the main proponents of this movement is Henry E. Smith, Fessenden Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and an expert in property and intellectual property as well as law and economics. In his presentation, Henry E. Smith will give an account of the goals and methodology of “The New Private Law”.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue:  Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

 

The lecture is open to the public. Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

10 July 2015 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest Lecture Nada Moumtaz

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Nada Moumtaz

"Beyond Practice vs. Theory in Islamic Law: The Work of Maṣlaḥa in Waqf Exchanges in the Reconstruction of Downtown Beirut"

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time:
4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)
 
Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

6 July 2015 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion


Professor Ernst Maurits Hirsch Ballin

"Die Zukunft der Verfassung der Europäischen Union"

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time: 4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)

12 June 2015 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest Lecture Judge Sherif Elnegaby

Lecture followed by audience discussion



Judge Sherif Elnegahy

"Can Mediation Deliver Justice?"

 

About the Speaker:
 
Sherif Elnegahy has worked as a lawyer, and public prosecutor and is currently an Egyptian judge. Having experienced first-hand the limitations of courts and litigation in delivering justice, he decided to explore the potentials of ADR, ultimately specializing in mediation. Upon obtaining the Chevening Scholarship he is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Strathclyde UK and a law tutor. Moreover he is JAMS Weinstein International Fellow and CEDR accredited mediator. He mediated, co-mediated and observed hundreds of cases at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Santa Monica Court, American Arbitration Association (AAA), JAMS San Francesco, Sacramento and New York offices and Glasgow Sheriff Court UK. He co-founded the Arab Mediation Center (AMC) in support of his mission to establish and support a friendly mediation culture all across the Arab countries.
 
 
About the Topic:

“Can mediation deliver justice?” Against the background of the idea of justice in ancient history, philosophy and religion, two main standards for justice will be presented: the formal justice (justice based on the law which is delivered by adjudication methods) and the informal justice (personalized justice which is delivered by non-adjudication methods), in order to explore the challenges that mediation faces in delivering justice and to address possible solutions to such challenges.
 


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time: 4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)
 
Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.
 

 

22 May 2015 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest Lecture Leyla Dakhli

Lecture followed by audience discussion



Leyla Dakhli (CNRS, Aix-en-Provence)

"The Tunisian Revolution and the Social Transformations of the Elites"

 

About the Speaker:
 
Leyla Dakhli is a full-time researcher in the French Center for National Research (CNRS), presently settled in the Marc Bloch Center in Berlin. She is a historian, and her work focuses particularly on the study of Arab intellectuals and cultural history of the South Mediterranean region. She has a special focus on social history of intellectuals – and specifically on women intellectuals; and on the question of languages in the MENA region, considered as a way to understand the entangled history of the region.
She is member of the scientific comittee of the International Review of Social History (Amsterdam) and Le Mouvement social (Paris), both are of the most proeminent journals in social history, and contributes regularly to of the Lebanese journal Al-Safir al-Arabi, the web-journal La Vie des idées, and Jadaliyya. She is part of the « Open Jerusalem » team (European Research Council Grant) and founded the European Society of Authors, dedicated to promote translation and ideas’ exchanges all around the world.
 
 
About the Topic:

The events that took place in Tunisia since December 2010 have brought us, as researchers and citizens, to pay attention to the social transformations that affected the Tunisian territories in the past decades. Most of the studies have been focusing on the marginalized parts of society (unemployed people, youth, women, marginalized regions of the country etc.). It’s certainly legitimate and important to do so, but the transition to a democratic form of government raises also the question of the social fabric of « new » political and social elites. Did the revolution bring to light a new generation of leaders? Or did it reveal a much older transformation of the access to power in the country? Leyla Dakhli will try to answer these questions and understand how the Tunisian society was affected by the radical changes made in the mid-1980’s, these changes that constitute for her the opening of the post-independence era, one that brings Tunisia and the Tunisians at the heart of the globalization trend. The democratic transition that is ongoing reveals and question these transformations made in the authoritarian periods.
 


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time: 4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)
 
Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.
 

 

21 - 22 May 2015 – Sixth German-Austrian-Swiss Symposium on Company and Capital Market Law

Together with the Institute of Law of the University of Zurich and  the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, the Vienna University of Economics and Business is sponsoring a comparative law symposium on company and capital market law.

 

The symposium featuring scholars from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will take place on 21 - 22 June 2015 in Vienna. It is being organised jointly by Susanne Kalss (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Holger Fleischer (Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law) and Hans-Ueli Vogt (University of Zürich).

 

Participation at the symposium is by invitation only.

18 - 19 May 2015 – Habilitandenkolloquium

During the ninth Habiltandenkolloquium held by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law post-doctoral candidates from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will present their work.

 

The colloquium is not open to the public but only to employees and guests of the institute.

4 May 2015 – Guest lecture Sarah Derrington: An Australian View on the Rotterdam Rules

Professor Sarah Derrington, Academic Dean and Head of T C Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, Australia, will give a lecture about "An Australian View on the Rotterdam Rules".

 

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea 2008 (the Convention), known as the Rotterdam Rules, was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 11 December 2008 to establish a uniform and modern global legal regime governing rights and obligations of stakeholders in the maritime transport industry under a single contract for door-to-door carriage. As at the end of April 2015, 25 States have become signatories to the Convention and three countries have ratified the Convention; Spain, Togo, and Congo. Australia has not signed the Convention, nor does it seem that there is any inclination on the part of the Australian Government to do so. This paper discusses the major objections to the adoption of the Convention, explores the concerns around the approach taken in the Rotterdam Rules to "volume contracts", and suggest that those concerns are both exaggerated and misplaced.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 6 pm

 

Venue:  Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

 

The lecture is open to the public. Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

27 April 2015 – Guest lecture Angelika Nußberger: Die Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention und das Privatrecht

Professor Angelika Nußberger, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, will give a lecture about "Die Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention und das Privatrecht"

 

With the key decision of Marckx v. Belgium, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) made clear in 1979 that the scope of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is not limited to preventing state interference in private and family life, instead holding that the public international law treaty can be equally drawn upon in relation to questions regarding civil law status. Nearly four decades later, there is hardly an area of civil law unaffected by the jurisprudence of the ECtHR.  The case law has impacted interpretive methodology as well as substantive rules. It is not only the understanding of conflicts between fundamental rights that has been transformed; a human rights perspective has been adopted in scrutinising the basic rules on prescription and ordre public and general clauses have been challenged with respect to the foreseeability of the solutions they envision. The proceduralisation of human rights protection has led to procedural rules being seen in a new light. Although the case law of the Court is guided by the principle of subsidiarity and does not aim for a harmonisation of the 47 member states’ legal orders, the effects of the Court’s jurisprudence carry nonetheless broad significance.

 

All of these developments will be considered further in the talk and illustrated through reference to a selection of recent ECtHR decisions.

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue:  Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

 

The lecture is open to the public. Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

23 - 24 April 2015 – German and Nordic Symposium on Company Law and Capital Markets Law 2015

The symposium takes place in Kopenhagen. Participation by invitation only.

 

 

Further information is to be found in the following programme.

20 April 2015 – Konzil

Lectures followed by audience discussion

 

Oliver Unger
"Bestattung wider Willen. Ein 'Schulfall' des § 679 BGB zwischen römischer Bestattungspraxis und moderner Eingriffsverwaltung"

 

Till Wansleben
"Binnenhaftung und Disziplinierung des Vorstands einer Aktiengesellschaft"

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 
Time: 5 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)
 
1 - 5 April 2015 – Workshop on child law in various Islamic countries

During the workshop in Rabat, Morocco, the members of the Max Planck Working Group on Child Law in Muslim Countries present and collectively discuss preliminary findings.  

 

The main research focus is the principle of the best interests of the child and its legal development in selected Islamic countries. The group members are presenting country reports which consider child law in various Islamic countries, this inquiry including a consideration of the (historical) rules on custodial care and the possible consequences to be seen by introducing the best interests of the child principle. Additionally, these entries will be supplemented by three thematic reports. A first study will address the origin and evolution of the best interests of the child principle in classical Islamic law. A second thematic inquiry will examine whether and to what extent international conventions on child law have impacted the development of custodial care rules in Islamic countries. Finally, a third special report will undertake a comparative analysis of the law on custodial care as regards children of interfaith marriages. The objective of the workshop, to be conducted in partnership with the Centre Jacques Berque pour les Études en Sciences Humaines et Sociales au Maroc (www.cjb.ma), is to create a sound basis for a comparative inquiry capable of mapping and analyzing trends in the law. 

The workshop takes place in Rabat, Morocco. Participation by invitation only..

27 March 2015 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest Lecture Dr. Sahar Maranlou

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Dr. Sahar Maranlou (University of Oxford)
"Women’s Access to Justice in Iran"


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time: 4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)
 
Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.
 

 

26 - 27 March 2015 – Symposium 50 Jahre Aktiengesetz
The symposium takes place in Bonn. Participation by invitation only.

 

Further information is to be found in the following programme.

23 March 2015 – Japanese Reforms in Bond Law and the Law of Obligations in Comparative Perspective

The half-day symposium is the latest installment in the academic series titled “Current Developments in Japanese Law”. The first part of the symposium will consider reform efforts undertaken to improve the protection of bondholders in Japan and will be supplemented with a comparative look at Germany’s recent experiences in modernising its bond law.

 

The second half of the symposium will examine current reforms in the Japanese law of obligations and analyse them comparatively vis-à-vis reforms in French and German law. 

 

Time: Monday, 23 March 2015, 4:00 PM

 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for comparative and internationale Private Law, Ernst-Rabel-Saal

 

 

The event is open to the public, Participation at the symposium is free of charge. Interested parties are welcome to attend.

 

Registration form

9 March 2015 – Guest lecture Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson: The French Contract Law Reform in an International Environment

Professor Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson will give a lecture in English about The French Contract Law Reform in an International Environment

 

Title III of Book III of the French Code civil, entitled “Des contrats ou des obligations conventionnelles en général” remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1804. In spite of this apparent “glaciation”, French contract law has considerably evolved and this was largely due to the creativeness of French judges. In 2004, French academics, soon followed by French politicians, worked together in view of a major reform. In 2015, Title III of the Code civil is to be reorganised, with three subtitles for the three main sources of obligations: contracts, “responsabilité civile”, and “other sources of obligations” (quasi-contracts). The Project that the government aims to enact by way of ordonnance has 307 articles (thus far leaving the provisions on tort law unchanged). The Project is an impressive achievement, based upon several draft projects and a large number of consultations. More importantly, it is greatly inspired by new international and European trends. It aims to strike the right balance between freedom of contract and contractual justice. Does it meet this goal? This lecture will focus on some of the new provisions which already symbolise our modern French law of contracts.

 


Time: 5 pm
 
Venue:  Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal 5th floor)

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

 

 

4 February 2015 – (Investment) Arbitration Under Attack – A Symposium Promoting an Informed Debate

In recent months arbitration has also become a topic of discussion among non-lawyers. In the course of the negotiations on the free trade agreement between the EU and the USA (TTIP), the rules regarding investment arbitration have become one of several areas of criticism. The media, as well, has focused its attention on the topic, often adopting a negative and sensationalist tone.

 

Some of these articles complain that investment arbitration represents a form of “shadow justice” which will undermine democracy and produce judgments in which money becomes the determinative factor. These accusations ignore the fact that procedural rules, the rule of law and an impartiality of the arbitrator(s) are all inherent to the arbitral process. Moreover, the critical assessments frequently fail to differentiate between investment arbitration and commercial arbitration undertaken between two private commercial entities. Consequently, there is a pressing need for an objective consideration of the topic free of sensationalism and distortion.

 

The planned symposium aims to address that need.

 

Time: 4 February 2015, 17:00 – 20:00

 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law/Rabel Hall

 

Please register using the registration form

 

26 January 2015 – Konzil

Lecture followed by audience discussion

Peter Agstner
"Die aktienrechtliche Anfechtungsklage. Ein rechtsvergleichender Rundblick."

 

Felix Jaeger
"Konvergenzen und Divergenzen im deutschen, US-amerikanischen und englischen Personengesellschaftsrecht"

 

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 
Time: 5 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)
 

 

2014
16 December 2014 – Lecture: Grundpfandrechte in Europa, Japan und den USA - Methodik und Ergebnisse eines rechtsvergleichenden Projektes des Verbandes deutscher Pfandbriefbanken

Guest Lecture by Dr. Otmar Stöcker and Andreas Luckow


Time:
3 pm

Venue:
  Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Gerhard-Kegel-Saal

All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.


 

8 December 2014 – Konzil

Lecture followed by audience discussion

 

Nina Marie Güttler
"Der Binnendurchgriff im Franchise-Vertragsnetz"

 

Brooke Adele Marshall
"The Hague Choice of Law Principles and the UNIDROIT Principles: a Dash of Pragmatism in the Non-State Law Pudding?"


All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.

 
Time: 5 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Gerhard-Kegel-Saal)
 
Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

 

19 November 2014 – Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali

Lecture followed by audience discussion

 

Prof. Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali (University of Warwick/UK)
"Authority and Authenticity: Shari'a Councils in Britain and Muslim Women's Rights"

 
All employees and guests of the institute as well as other interested parties are cordially invited to the lecture.
 
Time: 4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Conference Room 1, 1st floor)
 
Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

 

10 November 2014 – Hamburg Forum on Sports Law

Symposium of the Forum on International Sports Law 

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

Start: 5 pm

 

Welcome Address

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhard Zimmermann

Director at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg

 

Speach

Die Athletenvereinbarung – privatautonome Gestaltung oder Grundrechtseingriff?

Prof. Dr. Jens Adolphsen University Gießen

 

Comments

Dr. Franz Steinle

President Deutscher Skiverbandes und President OLG Stuttgart

Dr. Thomas Summerer

Laywer, Nachmann Rechtsanwalts GmbH, München

Munkhbayar Dorjsuren

Sportschützin und Medaillengewinnerin bei den Olympischen Spielen in Barcelona und Peking

 

Discussion

Leitung: Professor Dr. Ulrich Becker

Director Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, München

 

approx. end: 8 pm

 

The event is open for the public. Please register not later than 28 October 2014 with: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mhap/symposium_sportrecht_2014.nsf/anmeldung

 

More information about the event

7 November 2014 – China’s Legal System in Transformation

China’s Legal System in Transformation – Implementation of Reforms and the Legal Implications for German Firms

 

The event is being held in cooperation with the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV). It is open to all interested parties.

 

The lecture programme will discuss changes that have occurred in China since last year’s transition to new political leadership. In the morning session, practitioners will report on the state of reforms which were announced in the course of the appointment of XI Jinping and LI Kejiang. The focal point will be changes affecting German firms in areas such as investment regulations and company law. In the afternoon, the background for these changes will be considered from an academic perspective with an eye to practical considerations.

 

Time: 7 November 2014, 09:00 – 12:30 Uhr and 13:00 – 17:00

 

Venue: Handelskammer Hamburg, Adolphsplatz 1, 201457 Hamburg

 

More information

20 October 2014 – Rabel Lecture – “Heaven and Hell – Some Reflections on International Jurisdiction”

Guest lecture by Professor Dagmar Coester-Waltjen, Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study

 

Professor Dagmar Coester-Waltjen held the Chair for German, European and International Private Law and Procedure at the University of Göttingen and was Director of the Lichtenberg-Kolleg. She is a member of the Academia Europaea (London) and the Academy of Comparative Law (Paris) and, among other honours, has been awarded the German Cross of Merit and the Werner Heisenberg Medal of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

 

Time: 20 October 2014, 17:00 – 18:30

 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law/Rabel Hall

 

Please register using the registration form.

21 July 2014 – Child Custody in Islamic Law and the Hague Convention: Compatibilities and Tensions

Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law – Guest Lecture Dr. Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim

 

Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Law at the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies in Montreal. He holds a BA from al-Azhar University, an MA degree from the American University in Cairo and a PhD in Islamic Studies from Georgetown University. His dissertation traced the pragmatic utilization of Sunni legal pluralism in 20th-century Egypt to developments that took place in the Mamluk and Ottoman periods in court practice and juristic discourse. From 2011 to 2012, Ahmed spent a year at the Berlin:Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften as part of the research initiative "Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe".

 

Currently, Ahmed is working on a monograph-length study of custody in Islamic law. He will also be part of the latest project of the Max Planck Research Group on Family and Succession Law in Islamic Countries examining the concept of ‘best interests of the child’ in traditional Islamic jurisprudence and contemporary Muslim jurisdictions.

 

Time: 4 pm

 

Venue:  Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, 1st floor

 

Please register with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

17 - 18 July 2014 – Independent Directors in Japan and Other Major Asian Jurisdictions

Comparative law symposium sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law together with the Japanese-German Center Berlin and the German-Japanese Association of Jurists

 

Considered internationally, independent directors with supervisory functions are commonly seen as a central building block of good corporate governance. However, this is not universally true. Japan, for instance, has until now shown a preference for an insider-oriented concept of corporate management. Whether this equally describes other dynamic Asian economies such as South Korea, the People’s Republic of China and India has thus far been the subject of only minimal comparative research. The criteria for establishing independence vary greatly according to the national institutional context. Additionally, the financial crisis of 2008 has given rise to a general scepticism as to the monitoring and control capabilities of independent directors. This present conference will explore these topics and aims to broaden the comparative inquiry significantly with its particular focus on Asia.

 

The conference will be held in english.

 

Time: 17 - 18 July 2014

 

Venue: Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB), Saargemünder Straße 2, 14195 Berlin (Zehlendorf)

 

Please register with JDZB (reinowski@jdzb.de) no later than 20 June 2014 using the form below.

14 July 2014 – Professor John H. Langbein: Privatizing Family Wealth Transfer and Succession in the United States

Guest Lecture by Professor John H. Langbein, Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History, Yale University Law School

John H. Langbein, Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale University Law School, teaches and writes in the fields of Anglo-American and European legal history, modern comparative law, succession and trust law, and pension and employee benefit law.  He has written extensively about the history of civil and criminal procedure, and about the contrasts between modern American and Continental procedure.  His book, The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial (2003), received the Coif Biennial Book Award (2006) as the outstanding American book on law.

 

The lecture will be followed by audience discussion.
 
Time: 4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Gerhard-Kegel-Saal
 
The event is open to the public. Please register at veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

 

 

03 - 04 July 2014 – Colloque franco-allemand sur le droit des sociétés et le droit des marchés financiers

French-German symposium, hosted in cooperation with Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Participation at the symposium is by invitation only.

27 June 2014 – The implications of the official designation of Imams as Marriage Officers for the recognition of Muslim Personal Law in South Africa

Guest lecture Prof. Najma Moosa

 

The continued lack of recognition of unregistered Muslim marriages in post-apartheid South Africa has meant that spouses who enter a Muslim (religious) marriage are denied (only) legal protection in case of the dissolution of a Muslim marriage, be it by divorce or death.

Most recently, in April 2014, a large group of essentially lay, conservative Muslim clergy (Imams) was certified as Muslim Marriage Officers (MMO) after they had received training and written an examination. While becoming a designated MMO was in and of itself not a novel step in South Africa, the fact that Muslim Imams had done so was deemed historic. These Imams are now required to comply with the legal requirements of the South African Marriages Act of 1961. Marriages performed by them will now have automatic state recognition.

With a view to providing transparency and clarifying the legal status of Muslim marriages in South Africa, Najma Moosa will explore the implications of designating Imams as MMO, which include, among others, having such a Muslim marriage recognized (with religious benediction) and registered as a civil marriage.

 

Time: 4 pm

 

Venue:  Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, 1st floor

 

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

 

14 June 2014 – Annual Meeting "Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law"

Das Zeitelement in der Rechtsfortbildung 

 

Speakers:

 

Professor Dr. Jürgen Basedow

Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg

 

Professor Dr. Helge Dedek

McGill University, Montreal

 

Professor Dr. Susan Emmenegger

Universität Bern

 

Professor Dr. Bertrand Fages

Université Paris 1

 

Professor Dr. Felix Maultzsch

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

 

Time: 10.15 – 18.15

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

 

The symposion will be organized by Friends of the institute

13 June 2014 – Passing Iranian mothers' nationality to their children, a critique of the Iranian Act of 24 September 2006

Guest Lecture by Farzaneh Shakeri

 

In many countries of the Middle East the nationality of the child is still linked primarily to the nationality of the father. Accordingly children having a native mother and a foreign father do not acquire automatically the nationality of the country in which they are living. This poses different legal problems including amongst others difficulties for women in claiming child custody/access on marriage breakup, the lack of access to publicly-funded education, medical services as well as limited access to jobs and economic opportunities. Farzaneh Shakeri will exemplify these difficulties at the case of Iranian law.

 

Time: 4 pm

 

Venue:  Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, 1st floor

 

 

Please register via e-mail with veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

05 - 06 June 2014 – Fifth German-Austrian-Swiss Symposium on Company and Capital Market Law

Together with the Institute of Law of the University of Zurich and the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law is sponsoring a comparative law symposium on company and capital market law.

 

The symposium featuring scholars from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will take place on 5-6 June 2014. It is being organised jointly by Holger Fleischer, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, and Susanne Kalss from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and Hans-Ueli Vogt from the University of Zürich.

 

Participation at the symposium is by invitation only.

24 May 2014 – Conferral of Festschrift on Dieter Martiny in honour of his 70th birthday

Conferral of Festschrift on Dieter Martiny in honour of his 70th birthday

 

Time: 24 May 2014, 5 - 8 pm

 

Location: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Mittelweg 187, 20148 Hamburg

 

Please register until 12 May 2014 at the latest, using the form below.

16 - 17 May 2014 – Employee Participation and Collective Bargaining in the Era of Globalisation

International Conference at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in cooperation with the University of Helsinki, the Academy of Finland and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

 

The conference will be held in english.

 

Time:
16 May 2014: 9:30 am - 6 pm
17 May 2014: 9:30 am - 1 pm

 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Mittelweg 187, 20148 Hamburg

 

Please register by 2 May 2014 using the registration form below.

 

15 May 2014 – How Do Non-Muslim Democracies Apply and Regulate Islamic Law? A Comparative Analysis of Muslim Family Laws in Israel, India and Greece

Guest Lecture by Dr. Yüksel Sezgin

 

After the 2011-12 elections in Tunisia and Egypt which resulted in the victory of Islamic parties, many have increasingly asked whether Islamic law could be applied by democratically-elected Muslim governments in such a way that would ensure fundamental rights and liberties such as gender equality and freedom of religion. In the Muslim world, there is only one country which both qualifies as a “full” democracy and officially applies shari‘a as part of its legal system: Indonesia. One country alone is not enough to accurately analyze the relationship between democracy and shari‘a; however, Israel, India, Greece, and Ghana have all applied shari‘a since independence within otherwise democratic secular legal systems, and have undertaken reforms to render it human- and women’s-rights compliant – albeit with varying degrees of success.

 

The MPI for Comparative and International Private Law welcomes Yüksel Sezgin to discuss what challenges these 4 non-Muslim majority nations encountered while implementing shari‘a within a democratic framework, how they went about responding to these challenges and “democratizing” shari‘a, and what explains their varying rates of success in doing so.

 

Yüksel Sezgin is Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion and assistant professor of political science at Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Ankara, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of London (SOAS), and the University of Washington. He previously taught at the University of Washington, Harvard Divinity School, and the City University of New York, and held research positions at Princeton University, American University in Cairo, and the University of Delhi. His research and teaching interests include legal pluralism, comparative religious law, democratization, and human and women’s rights in the context of Middle East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the acting Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Legal Pluralism, and an executive board member of the Commission on Legal Pluralism. Sezgin is the author of Human Rights under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, Egypt and India (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

 

Time: 4 pm

 

Venue:  Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, 1st floor

8 May 2014 – Lecture: Croatian EU Accession – New Challenges for Legislators, Legal Theory and Practice

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law together with the Bucerius Law invites you to attend a guest lecture to be presented by Prof. Tatjana Josipoviç.

 

Prof. Tatjana Josipoviç is Professor of Private Law at the University of Zagreb. Among other activities she was head of the task force preparing Croatia’s accession negotiations in the areas of the right of establishment and the freedom to provide services. She has on several previous occasions been awarded research grants for stays completed at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law. Prof. Tatjana Josipoviç is the first lady of Croatia.

 

It would be our pleasure to greet you at Prof. Josipoviç’s talk. 

 

Time: 5:00 PM

 

Venue: Bucerius Law School, Jungiusstraße 6, 20355 Hamburg

 

Advance registration should be made under the following link: http://goo.gl/ny0G7A.

5 - 6 May 2014 – Fifth Max Planck PostDoc Conference on European Private Law

On 5 and 6 May 2014 the fifth Max Planck PostDoc Conference on European Private Law will be held.

 

The event invites junior scholars from across Europe to present and discuss their research work.

 

 

The conference is not open to the public.

4 April 2014 – An overview of the oil & gas contracts in Iran and the recent developments

Guest Lecture by advocate Encyeh Sadr

 

Time: 4 pm

 

Venue:  Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, 1st floor

3 March 2014 – Symposium Dispute Resolution, Law and the Economy in Present-Day Japan

Lectures and discussion in English and German

 

Date: 3 March 2014

 

Time:  2 - 7 pm

 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for comparative and international Private Law, Mittelweg 187, 20148 Hamburg

 

Please register by 24 February 2014 

2013
9 December 2013 – Konzil

Lectures in German followed by audience discussion

Caroline Rupp
„Akzessorietät oder Nichtakzessorietät – is that the question?“

Imen Gallala-Arndt
„Interreligiöse Ehen im Nahen Osten am Beispiel Libanon“


All staff as well as guests of the Institute and interested members of neighbouring law faculties are welcome.

Time: 5 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Gerhard-Kegel-Saal

21 November 2013 – 1st Max Planck-ZEW Law & Economics Workshop

The workshop creates a new interdisciplinary forum for doctoral and post-doctoral candidates, particularly those engaged at the Centre for European Economic Research (Zentrums für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. Further academic events will be held at the other participating institutes on a rotating basis in subsequent years.

 

In this inaugural year, the thematic focus will be on competition and capital market law including related legal fields.

 

 

The workshop is not open to the public.

11 November 2013 – The Promotion of Sports – A Public Task?

Symposium of the Forum on International Sports Law

 

The Olympic fire from the London games had hardly been extinguished when a debate flamed up in Germany on the state promotion of sports. Its direct cause was the medal count, which at least in certain sporting fields was seen as disappointing. Opinions were voiced by representatives of the sporting associations as well as by athletes themselves. The comments were to a certain extent highly critical, claiming that the promotion of sports in Germany is inefficient, non-transparent and questionable as a matter of social policy.

 

The debate which has unfolded centres around the promotion of competitive sports and/or upper echelon sports. It is, however, a debate which cannot be conducted without at the same time considering the overall aims of the funding and also the significance of recreational sports. The question thus touches upon the what, the who (and to whom), and the how of the promotion of sports by the state.

 

Programme & Speakers:

A keynote address will detail the underlying legal background of the topic in question. Brief comments made by selected figures drawn from various segments of the professional sporting world will follow and lead to a round of open discussion.

 

Welcoming Comments:

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhard Zimmermann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg

 

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Udo Steiner, University of Regensburg, Former Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court (Keynote Address)
Max Munski, Rower, German Team of Eight (Comments)
Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Vesper, General Director of the German Olympic Sports Federation (Comments)
Markus Weise, Trainer of the Men’s National Hockey Team in Germany (Comments)

 

Discussion Moderator:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Becker, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich

 

Time: 5:00 PM

 

Place: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Ernst Rabel Auditorium

 

Registration is requested no later than 28 October 2013 and should be completed by either submitting the registration form found below or sending an email to veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.

2 November 2013 – 5th Night of Knowledge

 

6:00 PM
Institute Introduction
Managing Director Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Basedow outlines the Institute’s research profile and describes current projects.

Lecture – Ernst Rabel Auditorium, 3rd Floor

 

 

6:30 PM
Weniger Politik! Plädoyer für eine freiheitsorientierte Konzeption von Staat und Recht
Prof. Dr. Daniel Zimmer, Managing Director of the Institute of Commercial and Economic Law at the University of Bonn and Chairman of the German Monopolies Commission, will discuss his book, winner of the Deutscher Wirtschaftsbuchpreis 2013, and present the questions it raises.

Lecture, discussion – Ernst Rabel Auditorium, 3rd Floor

 

 

 8.15 - 8:45 PM
The History of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Detlev Witt

 

Lecture – Meeting Point: Multimedia Hall, Ground Floor

 

 

9:00 – 11:00 PM
Science Slam on Comparative and International Private Law: Battle for the Golden Nutshell
Doctoral and post-doctoral candidates present their academic work in 10-minute mini-lectures and battle for the audience’s favour in Hamburg’s first Law Slam.

Moderators: Prof. Dr. Harald Baum, Moritz Neumeier

 

Lecture, audience participation – Ernst Rabel Auditorium, 3rd Floor

 

 

5:30   |   8:00  |  8:30  |  11:00 PM
Tours of the Institute Library
Prof. Dr. Holger Knudsen, Ursula Bödecker, Elke Halsen-Raffel

Duration: ca. 30 Min. – Starting point: Multimedia Hall, Ground Floor

 

 

Further information about the 5th Night of Knowledge here

25 October 2013 – The Presentation Rule in the Carriage of Goods by Sea: Some Problems and Solutions

Guest lecture by Professor Dr. Stephen Darryl Girvin, National University of Singapore


Time: 4 pm
 
Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Ernst-Rabel-Saal

 

The event is open to the public. Please register at maritime-affairs@mpipriv.de

17 - 19 October 2013 – The Dynamics of Legal Development in Islamic Countries – Family and Succession Law

International conference of the Max Planck Research Group on Family and Succession Law in Islamic Countries

 

Please register by 15 September 2013
 

Programme and registration form

14 October 2013 – Employment Contracts in European Private International Law

Guest lecture by Michael Wilderspin, EC Legal Service

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Gerhard-Kegel-Saal

10 - 11 October 2013 – German and Nordic Perspectives on Company Law and Capital Markets Law 2013

International Symposium

 

Participation is by invitation only.

23 - 27 September 2013 – Göttinger Summer Seminar on Chinese law

In cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and the German-Chinese Jurists Association, the German-Chinese Institute of Law at the Georg-August University in Göttingen will hold its annual summer seminar on Chinese law for undergraduate students, doctoral candidates and practitioners who are interested in either acquiring an initial understanding Chinese law or, alternatively, expanding upon their existing knowledge. While no prior knowledge of the particular subject matter is required, a basic familiarity with the study of law is a prerequisite.

 

Knut Benjamin Pißler, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the China Unit at the Max-Planck-Institute for Private Law, will give a daily basic lecture on Chinese business law.

 

Venue: Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Großer Seminarraum (1. OG.), Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1, 37073 Göttingen

 

Registration: www.uni-goettingen.de/de/423342.html

 

Programme:

22 July 2013 – Die Entwicklung der Brüssel-I-Verordnung im Dialog des Europäischen Gerichtshofs mit dem Gesetzgeber

Guest lecture by Professor Dr. Koen Lenaerts, Vice-President of the Court of Justice of the European Union

 

The lecture will be followed by audience discussion.
 
Time: 4 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Gerhard-Kegel-Saal
 
The event is open to the public. Please register at veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de.
4 - 5 July 2013 – Introduction to German Law

As part of this year’s Summer School In Law & Economics held by the University of Hamburg Priv.-Doz. Dr. Hannes Rösler will give a course introducing the German legal system.


Participation in the course is only possible in conjunction with Summer School attendance.

Time: 4 July, 2 - 5 pm / 5 July, 9 am - 3 pm

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Ernst-Rabel-Saal

1 July 2013 – Reimar Lüst Lecture – In a manner of speaking: how far do common, civil and European law compare?

  

An academic address to be delivered in English by The Right Honourable the Lord Jonathan Mance, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Jonathan Hugh Mance completed his studies at University College, Oxford, and was called to the bar in London in 1965. In 1993 he was appointed as judge at the British High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division. In 2005 he was introduced as a member of the House of Lords. He has for many years cultivated a close relationship with Germany and has been intensively involved in developing both European law as well as channels of communication among jurists in Europe.

 

The Reimar Lüst Lecture was initiated by the Max Planck Society in 1998 on the occasion of the 75th birthday of its former president, Professor Reimar Lüst. The lecture is delivered each year at one of the more than 80 Max Planck Institutes, with the topic being oriented to the research emphasis of the Institute invited to host the event.

 

Reimar Lüst was awarded his post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) in theoretical physics in 1960 by the University of Munich and was from 1963 to 1972 Director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. After subsequently serving as President of the Max Planck Society, his later activities included positions as Director General of the European Space Agency and President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, of which he remains Honorary President.

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

 

Individuals interested in attending should register with the form found below by 14 June 2013.

29 June 2013 – Annual Meeting "Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law"

Die Entstehung von Gesetzen in rechtsvergleichender Perspektive

 

Speakers:

 

Guillaume Meunier

Direction des affaires civiles et du Sceau, Paris

 

Dr. Jens Scherpe

University of Cambridge

 

Professor Dr. Jörg Schmid

University of Luzern

 

Professor Dr. Martin Selmayr

European Commission, Brussels

 

Professor Dr. Hans-Heinrich Vogel

University of Lund

 

Professor Dr. Reinhard Zimmermann

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

 

Time: 10 – 18 Uhr

Place: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

 

Attendance at the academic gathering is limited to members of the association “Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law”. Information about membership: Friends of the institute

27 - 28 June 2013 – Colloque franco-allemand sur le droit des sociétés et le droit des marchés financiers 2013

French-German symposium, hosted in cooperation with Prof. Alain Pietrancosta, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

 

Participation at the symposium is by invitation only.

24 June 2013 – Gunslingers on the High Seas: A Call for Regulation

 

Guest lecture by Yvonne Dutton, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
 
Lecture in English followed by audience discussion
 
Time: 6 - 8 pm
 
Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Ernst-Rabel-Saal
 
The event is open to the public. Please register at maritime-affairs@mpipriv.de.
10 June 2013 – How much should we trust descriptions of civil v. common law? – Methodological reflections on macro-comparison

Guest lecture by Professor Holger Spamann, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

 

Time: 6.30 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for comparative and international Private Law, Gerhard-Kegel-Saal

 

The lecture is open to the public.

 

7 - 8 June 2013 – Private International Law in China and Europe

Comparative law symposium on the current development of private international law in China and Europe


New private international law (PIL) legislation enacted in the two Chinese jurisdictions – on the mainland as well as in Taiwan – sees its terminology as well as its structure oriented on continental European conceptions, often on German approaches. Moreover, the new legislation makes apparent the two jurisdictions’ increasing integration into the global economy, for the questions answered by PIL are those which result when business activities, the sale of goods and personal relationships find themselves woven together at an international level: Which court has jurisdiction over a given dispute? Whose law is applicable? Are judgments and decisions reached before the courts of one country enforceable in another?

The global trend towards PIL codification can be exemplarily observed in the EU. The first significant steps occurred by international treaty with the 1968 Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments and later with the 1980 Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations. Subsequently, the European legislator enacted important Community law instruments not only in the areas of contractual and non-contractual obligations (the Rome I and Rome II Regulations, respectively), but also as regards maintenance, divorce and, most recently, succession law. Additional legislation is now under consideration as regards property regimes in connection with marriage and registered partnerships. At the global level, the efforts of the EU legislator are supplemented by the activities of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, which has for many years focused on universal unification in the conflicts of law field.

The extent to which the Chinese legislators modelled their recent codifications and reforms upon these unifying rules and the areas where they pursued their own approach stands as one of the inquiries to be addressed at the upcoming symposium. Making their viewpoints known will be leading legal scholars from the jurisdictions of mainland China and Taiwan as well as from several EU Member States.

Date: 7/8 June 2013

Time: 9 am - 6 pm

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

Please register by 15 May 2013.

16 - 17 May 2013 – Fourth German-Austrian-Swiss Symposium on Company and Capital Markets Law

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, in conjunction with the Institute of Law at the University of Zurich and the Institute for Civil and Business law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), is hosting the Fourth Comparative Symposium on Company and Capital Markets Law in Zurich on 16 and 17 May 2013 for scholars from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

 

Participation at the symposium is by invitation only.

22 - 23 April 2013 – Habilitandenkolloquium

During the eighth Habiltandenkolloquium held by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law post-doctoral candidates from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will present their work.

 

The colloquium is not open to the public.

11 March 2013 – New developments in company and transport law in Japan

Lectures and discussion in English

 

Welcome address: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Basedow

 

Speakers and topics:

 

Prof. Dr. Souichirou Kozuka, Gakushuin University, Tokyo: "Compliance and Control under the Japanese Corporate Law"
 
Ass. Prof. Gen Goto, The University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, Tokyo: "The Draft Bill of the Companies Act Reform in Japan and its Implications"
 
Ass. Prof. Manami Sasaoka, Ryutsu Keizai University, Tokyo: "Reform of Transport Law in Japan"

 

 

Date: 11 March 2013

 

Time: 4 pm - 7 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Ernst-Rabel-Saal

 

Please register at veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de

28 February/1 March 2013 – Congress on harmonization of European private law

As part of a joint project with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law,  the Law Faculty of the University of Istanbul is hosting a conference from 28 February to 1 March 2013 with speakers from South-east Europe, Turkey and Germany.

The programme includes lectures and podium discussions about harmonisation of laws in the EU, Turkey and the successor states to the former Yugoslavia as well as Albania.  

 

Place:

Istanbul University Center of Congress and Culture  

 

Information and registration:

 

Istanbul University Centre of Comparative Law

Dr. Doruk Gönen

Tel. +90-212-440 00 00 (10848)

Fax +90-212-440 01 22

E-Mail: dgonen@istanbul.edu.tr

7 February 2013 – How to make marine environmental law

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Ehlers will at the invitation of the Institute on behalf of the International Research School for Maritime Affairs hold a workshop titled "How to make marine environmental law – using the Helsinki Convention as an example".

 

Time: 10 am - 5 pm

 

Venue: Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Gerhard-Kegel-Saal

 

Please register by 25 January at veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de

2012
19 November 2012 – Arbitration in Sports - A Lawless Arena or a Case of Successful Self-Regulation?

Date: 19 November 2012

 

Time: 5 pm

 

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Ernst-Rabel-Saal

 

The Forum on International Sports Law of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law invite you to a symposium considering "Arbitration in Sports - A Lawless Arena or a Case of Successful Self-Regulation?" on 19 November 2012 in Hamburg at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

National and international sport is characterised by a process of “legalisation” which would seem irreversible. This evolution is furthered by the growing commercialisation of sport, a development which frequently entails the establishment of formal legal relations and carries with it the need for regulatory rules. The resolution of ensuing legal disputes is principally accomplished by arbitral bodies dedicated to sporting matters. The number of cases to be heard and decided by these panels is continually increasing. Such sports law hearings are, at the same time, the subject of growing media attention. Thus, the doping proceedings against speed skater Claudia Pechstein and ice hockey player Florian Busch were intensively covered as they unfolded before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.

Beyond the internationally recognised CAS, an arbitral sports tribunal has existed at the national level in Germany since 1 January 2008, located at the German Institute of Arbitration (DIS) in Cologne. Headlines were made here, for example, with the case of the triple jumper Charles Friedek.

This year’s symposium of the Forum on International Sports Law addresses those questions associated with arbitral sports tribunals (recognition of tribunal jurisdiction by sporting associations; their relationship to state courts; nature of proceedings; effective legal safeguards; consistency in sports law jurisprudence). Is the institution of sporting arbitration a lawless arena or does it reflect an example of successful self-regulation?


Further information can be found in the programme available below.

5 November 2012 – Ernst-Rabel Lecture: Why Americans make better global lawyers

Prof. Dr. Mathias W. Reimann

Prof. Dr. Mathias W. Reimann (Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law at the University of Michigan) will deliver the 13th Ernst Rabel Lecture at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

 


Professor Reimann has been a member of the law faculty at the University of Michigan since 1985. In addition to having served as law professor at the University of Trier, he has held visiting appointments in France, Italy, Israel and Austria. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the "American Journal of Comparative Law". Professor Reimann has published widely both in the United States and abroad in the areas of comparative law, private international law and legal history.

The Ernst Rabel Lecture is an academic highlight at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. Occurring in alternating years, the lecture series honours the memory of the Institute's founder and first director, Ernst Rabel, one of the most internationally significant German legal scholars of the 20th century and the father of comparative law in Germany.

The Ernst Rabel Lectures consider current and foundational topics which lie in areas of research comprising the work of Rabel and the Institute. The Institute's presentation of the ongoing lecture series is made possible through a foundation led by Frederick Karl Rabel (Bethesda, Maryland), son of Ernst Rabel, as well as the support of the Institute's alumni association, "Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law e.V.".


Ernst Rabel was born in 1874 in Vienna. He was a student of Ludwig Mitteis, under whom he completed both his doctorate and post-doctoral work (Habilitation). Rabel taught at the Universities of Leipzig, Basel, Kiel, Göttingen, Munich und Berlin. With his monograph "Das Recht des Warenkaufs" (The Law of the Sale of Goods), Rabel established himself as one of the pioneers in international comparative law. In 1926 he founded the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht in Berlin, now the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, and he served as its first director. In 1937 Rabel was forced to resign his post as Institute Director and subsequently emigrated to the USA in 1939. Ernst Rabel died in 1955 in Zurich.

 

1 - 2 November – DROIT PRIVÉ FRANÇAIS: RÉFORMES ET PERSPECTIVES DE DROIT COMPARÉ

  

  

15 October 2012 – Delivery of the Goods under the Rotterdam Rules: Departure from the Fundamental Principles

Guest Lecture by Prof. Caslav Pejovic, Kyushu University, Japan

  

28 August - 3 December 2012 – The Hamburg Lectures on Maritime Affairs 2012

A lecture series jointly sponsored by the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea from 28 August through 3 December 2012.

 

The International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs  (IMPRS) and the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) invite you to attend this year's Hamburg Lectures on Maritime Affairs. Featuring renowned scholars and practitioners addressing current developments in the maritime field, all lectures and panel discussions are open to the public.

 

The schedule for the Hamburg Lectures 2012:

 
28 August 2012
Location: ITLOS
Pollution of the Marine Environment: Current Issues
Evening Lecture, 6 p.m.
Mr Elie Jarmache (Chargé de mission, Secrétariat général de la mer, Paris, France)
Please register at training@itlos.org.
 
12. September 2012
Location: IMPRS
Jurisdiction of States over Persons at Sea: Principles, Issues, Consequences
Evening Lecture, 6 p.m.
Dr Irini Papanicolopulu (Marie Curie Fellow, St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
Please register at maritime-affairs@mpipriv.de.
 
13. September 2012
Location: ITLOS
Current Issues Regarding the Delimitation of the Outer Continental Shelf
Panel Discussion, 6 p.m.
President Shunji Yanai, Chairman (ITLOS), Judge Vladimir Golitsyn (ITLOS), Mr Michael Lodge (Legal Counsel, International Seabed Authority), Mr Chris Carleton (former Head, Law of the Sea Division, UK Hydrographic Office)
Please register at training@itlos.org.
 
12. November 2012
Location: IMPRS
The Law of Cruise Ships
Evening Lecture, 6 p.m.
Professor Juan Luis Pulido Begines (Catedrático de Derecho Mercantil, Facultad de Ciencias del Trabajo, Cadiz, Spain)
Please register at maritime-affairs@mpipriv.de.
 
3. Dezember 2012
Location: IMPRS
Regulating Maritime Piracy: Treading the tightrope between law and politics – A study in the regulation and non-regulation of maritime piracy using the Danish experience as an example
Evening Lecture, 6 p.m.
Dr Kristina Maria Siig (Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark)
Please register at maritime-affairs@mpipriv.de.
 

All lectures are open to the public. They will be held in Hamburg - as denoted below the date - at the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, Mittelweg 187, 20148 Hamburg (IMPRS) or at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Am Internationalen Seegerichtshof 1, 22609 Hamburg (ITLOS).

 

Registration in advance is required.

 

Contacts:

Anatol Dutta dutta@mpipriv.de
Barbara Krah   krah@mpipriv.de
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24 - 28 August 2012 – Göttinger Summer Seminar on Chinese Law

In cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg and the German-Chinese Jurists' Association, the German-Chinese Institute of Law at the Georg-August University in Göttingen will offer a summer seminar on Chinese law.

 

The programme is geared toward undergraduate students, doctoral candidates and practitioners who are interested in either acquiring an initial understanding Chinese law or, alternatively, expanding upon their existing knowledge. While no prior knowledge of the particular subject matter is required, a fundamental familiarity with the study of law is a prerequisite. The emphasis of the seminar is a substantive consideration of the current develops in Chinese law and legal practice.

 

The primary component of the summer programme is the daily lecture on "Chinese Business Law" which is to be delivered by Dr. Knut-Benjamin Pißler, China Reporter at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. Other experts and scholars will hold additional lectures on selected topics of Chinese law during the week and thus offer the opportunity for further questions and discussion.

 

Further information: Deutsch-Chinesisches Institut für Rechtswissenschaft

26 - 31 August 2012 – Tel Aviv Wokshop

20.06.12


Tel Aviv University, The Buchman Faculty of Law

From 26 to 31 August 2012 the Hamburg - Tel Aviv Wokshop will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

  

10 August 2012 – Legal Certainty and Economic Progress in China: The Balance 10 Years after Entry into WTO

10.08.12

In a jointly sponsored event of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, the University of Hamburg, the OAV (German Asia-Pacific Business Association) and the German-Chinese Jurists' Association, speakers from academia and practice will address current questions in respect of legal certainty and economic progress in China.

Attendees are welcome to participate at the entire conference or at one of the two individual modules:

9:30 to 13:30
Module 1: The Rule of Law and Legal Certainty

14:30 to 19:00
Module 2: Legal Certainty in Practice

Location: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law,  Mittelweg 187, 20148 Hamburg.

Click here for further information on CHINA TIME.

Date of publication: 18.06.2012

 

 

 

5 - 6 July 2012 – German-French Symposium on Company Law and Capital Markets Law 2012

25.06.12

From 5 to 6 July 2012 a German-French Symposium on Company Law and Capital Markets Law will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

Attendance by invitation only.

23 June 2012 – Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Institute

27.09.12

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Institute was held on Saturday, 23 June 2012.

 

"The Dialogue Between Legal Scholarship and Practice"

18 June 2012 – Malpractice Mobs: Medical Dispute Resolution in China

12.04.12

Benjamin L. Liebman is Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law and Director, Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School.

China has experienced a surge in medical disputes in recent years, on the streets and in the courts. Many disputes result in violence. Quantitative and qualitative empirical evidence of medical malpractice litigation and medical disputes in China reveals a dynamic in which the formal legal system operates in the shadow of protest and violence. The threat of violence leads hospitals to settle claims for more than would be available in court and also influences how judges handle cases that do wind up in court.  The detailed evidence regarding medical disputes presented by Professor Liebman adds depth to existing understanding of institutional development in China, showing that increased innovation and competence are not resulting in greater authority for the courts.  Despite thirty-three years of legal reforms and significant strengthening of legal institutions, the shadow of the law remains weak. Medical cases highlight largely unobserved trends in both law and governance in China, in particular state over-responsiveness to individual grievances. The findings presented by Professor Liebman suggest limitations to contemporary understanding of both the functioning of the Chinese state and of the role of law in China, and add to existing literature on the non-convergence of the Chinese system to existing models of legal and political development.

11 - 12 May 2012 – CISG Conference

23.02.12

  

Speakers

Prof. Dr. Larry A. DiMatteo
Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies,
Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville

Prof. Dr. Franco Ferrari
Executive Director of the Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law,
New York University School of Law

Prof. Harry Flechtner
Professor of Law,
University of Pittsburgh, School of Law

Prof. Dr. Robert Koch LL.M.
Executive Director of the Seminar on Insurance Law,
University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Magnus
Emeritus Director of the Seminar on Comparative and International Private Law,
University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law

Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski
Executive Director of the Seminar on Comparative and International Private Law,
University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law

Prof. Dr. Bruno Zeller
Adjunct Professor, School of Law, Murdoch University – Perth
Associate, The Institute for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Assoc. Professor, Victoria University

Please register your attendance at veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de until 16 April 2012

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7 - 8 May 2012 – Fourth Max Planck Post-Doc Conference on European Private Law

28.09.12

On 7 and 8 May 2012 the fourth Max Planck Post-Doc-Conference on European Private Law will be held.

 

The event invites junior scholars from across Europe to present and discuss their research work.

29 March 2012 – Symposium on Legislative Materials

Symposium

  

6 March 2012 – Whistleblowing in Germany, Europe and the United States

28.09.12

Labour Law – Company Law – Capital Market Law

A conference jointly organised with the Institut für Arbeitsrecht und Recht der Sozialen Sicherheit, University of Bonn, will take place on 6 March 2012 and consider "Whistleblowing in Germany, Europe and the United States".  

Speakers:

 

Katrin Deckert, LL.M., docteur en droit, Maître de conférences

Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre La Défense

 

Prof. Dr. Holger Fleischer, LL.M.

Max Planck Institute for Private Law, Hamburg

 

Dr. Gerrit Forst

University of Bonn

 

Dr. Klaus Ulrich Schmolke, LL.M.

Max Planck Institute for Private Law, Hamburg

 

Prof. Dr. Gregor Thüsing, LL.M.

University of Bonn

 

Registration with the attached form is requested by 10 February 2012 .  

2 February 2012 – The Olympus-Scandal: Consequences for Corporate Governance in Japan

Professor Dr. Sôichirô Kozuka will at the invitation of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and the German-Japanese Lawyers' Association deliver a talk titled "The Olympus-Scandal: Consequences for Corporate Governance in Japan”.

Email registration by 31 January 2012 is requested at: veranstaltungen@mpipriv.de