Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Mittelweg 187, 20148 Hamburg
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law  
Location: Hamburg
Affiliation: max plank society

Just as customs vary from one country to another, so do the principles underlying their legal systems. The research conducted by the scholars at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg is aimed at identifying precisely where these differences lie in the procedural aspects of European and international private law, commercial law and economic law. Their work also includes the methodological bases on which legal processes can be compared and standardized. These studies have, in turn, led to further specific research topics at the Institute, including, for example, the law of contractual and non-contractual obligations, partnership and corporate law including non-profit organizations, banking and capital market law, transportation and transport industry law, insurance and credit securities law and competition law.

Research Focus

  • Private International Law; European Private and Economic Law, especially Competition Law; Transport and Traffic Law; Insurance Law
  • German, European and International Company Law and Securities Regulation, Commercial Law including Accounting Law, Economic Analysis of the Law and Comparative Law
  • Law of obligations and law of succession in historical and comparative perspective; mixed legal systems; harmonization of European private law



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