Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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International Private and Procedural Law

This area of research is based on questions about international jurisdiction, the applicability of foreign legal norms, and the validity of national court decisions in other countries. The continued development of international private law, above all the increase in conflicts of law with the EU legislature, underlies the subject matter of numerous research projects at the Institute. For example, research is currently taking place into issues of cross-border cooperation between courts within the internal market, civil law practice of the European Court of Justice, and intellectual property from a global comparative law perspective.


The Law of Open Societies

The Principles on Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP)

Applicable Law and Efficiency: Economic Foundations of Private International Law

Conflict of Laws Study Examines the Foundations of International Antitrust Litigation

Regulating Dispute Resolution