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Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Academic Events

 

The Institute has individually and cooperatively organized a series of comparative law symposia concerning Japanese law and has subsequently published various conference volumes.

 

Event series "Current developments in Japanese law"


25 March 2019

Japan: Responsibility and Liability of Digital Platforms, Corporate Law Reform and Profitability, Mediation in internationalen Kindschaftskonflikten

19  April 2018
Japan: Artificial Intelligence R&D Guidelines, Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law, Haftung für Familienmitglieder, Fragen zur Erbrechtsreform

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

21 March 2016
Space Activity Law, aktuelle Entwicklungen im internationalen Familienrecht und verfassungswidriges Wiederverheiratungsverbot für Frauen in Japan

23 March 2015
Die japanischen Reformen im Recht der Schuldverschreibungen und im Schuldrecht aus rechtsvergleichender Perspektive

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

Contributions to the event series are published regularly in the Journal of Japanese Law.

Symposia on the 20th anniversary of the Journal of Japanese Law

Self-regulation in Private Law in Japan and Germany
4-5 November 2016
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg

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. This phenomenon is gaining increasing attention in international legal discussion, and private law scholarship is just beginning the process of legal examination and comparative evaluation of it. This symposium aims to pursue these questions from a German-Japanese comparative law perspective.



The results of the symposium were published in a special issue of the Journal of Japanese Law:

 

Harald Baum, Moritz Bälz, Marc Dernauer (ed.). Self-regulation in Private Law in Japan and Germany. Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law (Sonderheft 10). Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln 2018.

Information Duties under Japanese and German Private Law
23-24 September 2016
Chūō-Universität, Tōkyō

In various areas of private law, information duties constitute something of a golden rule. The duties derive from a legal obligation to provide or make available context-specific information. In Germany as well as Japan, information and disclosure duties have significantly increased in the last 30 years, now serving as a basis of regulation in civil law, commercial law, company law, insurance law and capital market law, among other fields.


The results of the symposium were published in a special issue of the Journal of Japanese Law:

 

Marc Dernauer, Harald Baum, Moritz Bälz (ed.). (2018). Information Duties – Japanese and German Private Law. Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law (Sonderheft 11), Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln

Conference Volumes from Symposia with the Participation of the Institute


Rechtstransfer in Japan und Deutschland (2013)
M. Bälz, H. Baum, K. Riesenhuber (ed.)
Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law (Sonderheft 7)
Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln, 365 pp.


Deutschland und Japan: Zwei Ökonomien im rechtlichen Dialog / Germany and Japan: A Legal Dialogue between Two Economies (2012)
H. Baum (ed.)
Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law (Sonderheft 6)
Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln, 160 pp.


Aktuelle Fragen des gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes und des Unternehmensrechts im deutsch-japanischen Rechtsverkehr (2012)
M. Bälz, H. Baum, J. Westhoff (ed.)
Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law (Sonderheft 5)
Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln, 209 pp.