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Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Comparative Law, Legal History and Law and Economics

Along with substantive law and the associated procedural laws, the Institute has also traditionally dealt with the fundamentals of methodology. The methodological approaches of international comparative law date back to the period of the Institute’s founding. Ernst Rabel, the first director of the Institute, is considered a pioneer of this discipline. Our research also focuses on interpreting the historical foundations of modern civil law.

In the analysis of matters of commercial law, it is especially indispensable to apply economic approaches and knowledge in company law and capital market law. The economic analysis of law is thus the subject matter of numerous projects.

 

 


Law of Succession: Quo vadis?
Contrary to the widely held view that succession law is resistant to change, scholars at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law are detailing possible directions for the field’s further development in a number of comparative research projects. more


 


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