Reinhard Zimmermann receives Federal Cross of Merit First Class
Reinhard Zimmermann, emeritus director at the Institute, has received the Cross of Merit First Class of the Federal Republic of Germany. The award, bestowed by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, recognizes Zimmermann’s outstanding contributions as an innovative thinker and successful leader in multiple fields. The Cross was presented to him on 5 April 2024 during an award ceremony at the Rathaus in Hamburg, with Katharina Fegebank, senator for the sciences and deputy mayor for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, officiating.
A conversation with Marco Speranzin
Marco Speranzin is full professor of business law at the University of Padua and attorney at law. He was a guest researcher at the Institute from mid-February to mid-March.
Elke Heinrich-Pendl honoured with Josef Krainer Prize
Elke Heinrich-Pendl, former Institute research fellow, has received the Josef Krainer Prize for her post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitationsschrift). The award is bestowed each year for exceptional academic performance based on international criteria.

New Releases

Contribution to a Collected edition
Ruth Effinowicz, Anerkennung und Schutz gleichgeschlechtlicher Beziehungen, in: Johannes Kaspar, Oliver Schön (eds.), Einführung in das japanische Recht, 2. ed., Nomos, Baden-Baden 2024, 105–118.
Journal Article
Holger Fleischer, Abfindungsklauseln im Personengesellschafts- und GmbH-Recht nach dem MoPeG, Wertpapier-Mitteilungen, Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Bankrecht 2024, 621–631.
Working Paper
Holger Fleischer, Ralf Michaels, Anne Röthel, Christian Eckl, Rabels Zeitschrift Open Access, 2024,, 04/04/2024.
Journal Article
Holger Fleischer, Ralf Michaels, Anne Röthel, Christian Eckl, Open Access – was sich mit diesem Heft ändert, Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht 88 (2024), 1–4.
Journal Article
Holger Fleischer, Christina Lemke, Im Maschinenraum des Gesellschaftsrechts-Gesetzgebers, Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht 2024, 371–382.
Contribution to a Collected edition
Jennifer Trinks, § 26 – Spanien, in: Peter Kindler, Simon Laimer, Christoph Perathoner (eds.), Gesellschaftsrechtliche Nebenvereinbarungen in Europa, 2. ed., Nomos, Baden-Baden 2024, 532–565.


Christian Kolb: Der Ersatz sog. Reflexschäden im Kapitalgesellschaftsrecht

Apr 22, 2024 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
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International Women’s Day – Perspectives on a Career in Legal Scholarship
Although the percentage of women studying law stands at roughly 60 per cent, there are still comparatively few female professors. As of 1 January 2024, Professor Anne Röthel became the first women appointed as a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. How does she the prospects for women in the world of legal scholarship?
Anne Röthel – New Director at the Institute
With the start of 2024, Anne Röthel assumes the position of Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, succeeding Reinhard Zimmermann, who retired in 2022. The internationally renowned legal scholar comes to the Institute after previously having held the Chair of Civil Law, European and International Civil Law at Bucerius Law School.
Self-reflection in Corporate Law. An interim assessment and a look ahead
Discourse analysis has a long tradition in academia. In the context of his research on the "microcosm of corporate law", Holger Fleischer undertakes to assess corporate law as an academic discipline. Having reference to Pierre Bourdieu, he states that a necessary condition of academic work is a critical examination of the traditions of thought and research that are specific to a given discipline.
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