Press and Public Relations

Press and Public Relations

Do you have an interest in the research conducted at our Institute? Whether for journalists, legal practitioners or other individuals interested in the law, this page offers a collection of current information, photographs, contacts and additional information sources.


Here you can find background information: In "In the Spotlight" we detail current research topics and set them in the context of current developments in terms of the economy, society and legal policy. more
Everything new: publications, event reports, staff achievements. more
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Social Media

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@mpipriv) and LinkedIn and receive the latest news about the Institute and its staff on your news feed.
Videos on Institute research, including streamable lectures, conference presentations, and workshop sessions. more
A selection of interviews, podcasts and articles with and by our researchers in print and online media. more


Foundational legal research is varied in nature and embodies real-world issues. In the Private Law Gazette, our twice-yearly newsletter, we report on research undertaken at the Institute and present our academic staff along with their current projects. In addition, we portray life at the Institute and provide an overview of current publications and events. Subscription is free. If you would like to receive the Private Law Gazette (in German) regularly by post, please send an email containing your postal address to: [more]

Services for Journalists

Aufnahme in den Medienverteiler

Inclusion in the Media Distribution List

By being on our mailing list you will receive press releases on research, events and other Institute activities. To register, please send an email to

Press photos of our directors as well as of the Institute facilities are available here for download at no charge. Please be aware that our press photos are protected by copyright. Their use is permitted only in connection with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and requires the designation "© MPI für Privatrecht". more
Information on research, events and staff achievements prepared for the press: Our press releases offer you insight into the work of the Institute. more
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