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Advanced Training Program in German Property Law for Chinese Judges

In cooperation with the “China Education & Training Center Hamburg”, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg has since 2003 annually held training programs in German property law for Chinese judges hailing from various People’s Courts in the People’s Republic of China.

Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law

In the “Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law” a series of guest lectures from notable legal scholars and legal practitioners engaged in research stays at the Hamburg Institute provides insight into additional legal fields under development in the People’s Republic of China and which are thus attracting great international interest.


Previous Lectures:



Chinas Rechtssystem im Wandel – Update 2017/2018
Veranstaltung des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, der Handelskammer Hamburg und des OAV.
Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in China: Challenges and developments
Speaker: SONG Jianli, Judge at the Supreme People’s Court of China
Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Aufbau eines chinesischen Grundbuchsystems
Speaker: Oliver Weber, Hessische Hochschule für Finanzen und Rechtspflege in Rotenburg a. d. Fulda
Monday, 9 October 2017

China’s "New Achievements" in Legal Reform
Speaker: Professor Stanley Lubman, University of California in Berkeley
Thursday, 5 October 2017

Recent Developments in Chinese Civil Law
Speaker: Prof. QU Maohui, Hunan University Law School
Thursday, 20 July 2017

The validity of one-sided arbitration clauses in international financial contracts
Speaker: Jinfang He, Wuhan University
Monday, 20 February 2017

Understanding China’s Court Mediation Surge: Insights from a Local Court

Speaker: Dr. Yedan Li, Universität Bielefeld
Monday, 5 December 2016

Chinas Rechtssystem im Wandel – Update 2016
Veranstaltung des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationals Privatrecht, der Handelskammer Hamburg und des OAV.
Friday, 11 November 2016

Chinesisches Wirtschaftsrecht in der Praxis: Dynamik mit "Chinese characteristics"
Speaker: Dr. Joachim Glatter, Rechtsanwalt (Shanghai)
Monday, 29 August 2016

The Development of Secured Transaction Law from a Comparative Perspective: China, Europe and the USA
Speaker: JIN Man, Peking University
Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Over-lapping jurisdictions and the resolution (or non-resolution) of disputes involving Chinese courts
Speaker: Professor Vivienne Bath, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Chinas Rechtssystem im Wandel - Umsetzung der Reformen und rechtliche Auswirkungen auf deutsche Unternehmen
Veranstaltung des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, der Handelskammer Hamburg und des OAV.
Friday, 7 November 2014

Rechtssicherheit und Wirtschaftserfolg in China: Bilanz 10 Jahre nach dem WTO Beitritt
Joint conference hosted by 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 Lawyers Association (DCJV) as part of the Hamburg China Time 2012.
Friday, 10 August 2012

Law and Law Enforcement in the Chinese Business World
Joint conference hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, the OAV German Asia Pacific Business Association and the German-Chinese Lawyers Association (DCJV)
Friday 10 September 2010 - 9.30 to 18.00

Corporate Governance & Directors` Duties in China
Speaker: Prof. Dr. LIU Junhai, Research Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, Professor an der Renmin University in Beijing
Monday 28 Juni 2010 – 17.00

Settlement of Commercial Disputes in China: Arbitration v. Litigation
Speaker: Professor Dr. XU Guojian, Professor at the Jiaotong University in Shanghai and founding partner of the firm Boss & Young (Shanghai)
Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Uncertain Direction of China's Law Reforms
Speaker: Professor Dr. Stanley Lubman, University of California (Berkeley)
Date: Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Place: Confucius Institute at the University of Hamburg 06.10.2009 , 19:00

"China-Afternoon" on current developments in the field of international private law and anti-trust law in the Peopls's Repulic of China
Speakers: Professor Dr. HAN Shiyuan, Tsinghua Universität, Beijing, Professor Dr. DU Tao, Fudan University, Shanghai, and Dr. MAO Xiaofei, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
Monday, 31 March 2009 - 17.00

Introduction to the New Conflict Rules for Foreign-related Contracts in China -- Judicial Interpretation by the Chinese Supreme Court
Speaker: Professor Dr. LU Song, Director, Institute of Internatiional Law, China Foreign Affairs University
Monday, 31 March 2008 - 17.00

Filling the gaps in pre-incorporation contracts in China: a view from the law and economics perspective
Speaker: Professor Dr. Charles Zhen QU, City University of Hong Kong
Monday, 27 August 2007 – 17.00

The Ecology of Chinese Corporate Governance

Speaker: Professor Dr. Donald Clarke, George Washington University Law School
Monday, 30 July 2007 – 17.00

Issues surrounding the drafting of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law
Speaker: Professor Dr. WANG Xiaoye, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Wednesday, 20 June 2007 - 17.00

EU-China Investment Relations: A Critical Appraisal
Speaker: Professor Dr. SHAN Wenhua, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Tuesday, 10 April 2007 – 17.00

Legal Uncertainty in Foreign Investment in China: Causes and Management
Speaker: Professor Dr. Stanley Lubman, University of California (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 13 September 2006 - 18.00

NPO Governance - Recent Developments in Countries Around the World: Experiences with the American Law Institute Project on NPO Governance, Regulatory Reform in Japan and the Ongoing Debate in China
Speaker: Professor Dr. Karla W. Simon, Catholic University of America, International Center for Civil Society Law
Tuesday, 30 May 2006 – 18.00

Einige Probleme bei der Gesetzgebung zum Sachenrechtsgesetz der VR China
Speaker: Prof. Dr. SUN Xianzhong, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Monday, 31 October 2005 – 17:00

Das geplante Anti-Monopolgesetz: Probleme und Perspektiven
Speaker: Prof. Dr. FANG Xiaomin, German-Chinese Jurists’ Association, Nanjing
Monday, 25 July 2005 – 17:00

Overview of M&A in China: Legal Framework and Case Analysis
Speaker: Prof. Dr. XU Guojian, Jiaotong University, Shanghai; Senior-Partner, Boss & Young, Shanghai
Monday, 25 July 2005 – 18:00

Chinese Financial Laws and their Systematic Environment
Speaker: Prof. WU Zhipan, Vice President of the University of Peking
Monday, 6 June 2005 – 17:00

Risiken der chinesischen Finanzkonglomerate und deren rechtliche Regulierung
Speaker: Dr. DING Ning, University of Peking
Monday, 26 July 2004 – 17:00

Fragen der Zivilrechtsreform in China
Speaker: Prof. Dr. MI Jian, Chinese University of Politics and Law
Wednesday, 15 January 2003 – 17:00

Der Corporate Governance-Kodex der Volksrepublik China
Speaker: Knut Benjamin Pißler, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Monday, 28 October 2002 – 17:00