Gutachten zum internationalen und ausländischen Privatrecht
On behalf of the German Council of Private International Law (Deutscher Rat für Internationales Privatrecht), the Institute has since 1965 taken part in a cooperative effort producing expert reports used primarily by German judges confronted with questions regarding international or foreign private law (“Gutachten zum internationalen und ausländischen Privatrecht”, IPG). The reports are formulated primarily for courts by the Institute – coordinated by Jan Peter Schmidt – and by universities and academic institutions throughout Germany. They show the extremely broad spectrum of cases in this field and serve not only to facilitate legal practice but also to enrich scholarship in the field of conflict of laws.
Information on the editorial office
These volumes have been published since 2003 by Gieseking Verlag in Bielefeld, and currently take the form of multi-year editions. Ralf Michaels (Hamburg) has the lead responsibility at the Institute. The other editors are Heinz-Peter Mansel (Cologne, managing editor since the 1999 edition) and Stephan Lorenz (Munich). The technical editor is Lukas Rademacher (Cologne).