Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts


The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg has with its China Unit created an unrivalled centre of expertise in Germany as regards the law of the People’s Republic of China. Under the leadership of Dr. Knut B. Pißler, the research being conducted by the China Unit focuses primarily on the fields of commercial, economic and financial law. Close academic and personal relations with Chinese institutions and organisations are the defining characteristics of the research work.