Private Law Gazette

Private Law Gazette

The people, issues and stories behind our research

October 28, 2021

Foundational legal research is varied in nature and touches upon real life. The twice yearly Private Law Gazette reports on research topics and presents Institute scholars along with their current projects. It portrays life at the Institute and offers an overview of current publications and academic events.

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Selected articles

Private Law Gazette 2/2021 - Vom 9. bis zum 11. September 2021 fand am Institut eine internationale Konferenz zum Thema „The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law“ statt. 32 Vortragende und Gäste reisten aus Europa, den USA und Afrika an. Über 400 Jurist*innen aus Wissenschaft und Praxis nahmen online teil. more

Private Law Gazette 2/2021 – Reform proposals offering greater justice in individual cases: In Germany freedom of testation prevails. This notion flows from the principle of private autonomy: We can freely dispose of our property and therefore also determine by means of a will to whom our assets will pass in the event of death. The right to receive a compulsory portion sets limits on this power of disposal. more

Private Law Gazette 2/2021 - A conversation with alumna Katharina Pistor: With her very well-received book The Code of Capital now available in German under the title Der Code des Kapitals, Katharina Pistor has pulled off a two-in-one coup: As an academic, she has written a book that resonates with a general readership; as a lawyer, she has sparked a debate among economists. more

Private Law Gazette 2/2021 – She completed a degree in African studies at Sciences Po and studied African commercial and economic law at the Panthéon-Assas University. She has for several years been an anticipation specialist with UNESCO in the area of Futures Literacy. Simultaneously, she is completing her doctoral project at the University of Lancaster in law and applied complexity theory. Last summer she conducted research at the Institute as a scholarship recipient. Kwamou Eva Feukeu approaches her work with curiosity and a joy in practical experimentation. What kept her busy during her time in Hamburg? more

The Origins of Company Law

September 29, 2021

Legislation in the field of company law arrived on the scene only at a relatively late stage. For centuries, it was articles of incorporation and contracts which ensured that the rules essential to the existence of a company were set out in a binding manner. From accounting and non-competition clauses to the structuring of management and supervisory bodies, these instruments served as models for the later creation of statutory rules. more

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