Professor Dr. Hélène Ruiz Fabri (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) appointed as new Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

The French professor will be the Director of the department for dispute resolution under public international law

Symposium in honour of Professor Giuseppe Tarzia

On 9 May 2014, the Max Planck Institute hosted a symposium in honour and memory of Professor Giuseppe Tarzia, on the occasion of which his personal library as an extention of the Institute’s library was inaugurated.

Lecture of Vice-President Viviane Reding

Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, visited the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg on 25 March 2013 in order to give a lecture entitled "Strengthening mutual trust: Towards a true European Area of civil justice".

Procedural Justice. XIV IAPL World Congress Reports Issued

The general reports of the XIV IAPL World Congress, held in Heidelberg in July 2011, will be published this week. Essays are collected under the supervision of Prof. Peter Gottwald and Prof. Burkhard Hess


14:00 / 30 July 2014

The impact of World War I on private law

At the centenary of the outbreak of WWI, the "Referentenrunde" will discuss the impacts of the war on the civil law systems of the belligerents in a comparative perspective.

11:00 / 11 September 2014
12 September 2014

The Rule of Law and Its Application to the United Nations

Conference on the meaning and the consequences of the rule of law for the UN and its specialized agencies concerning their own actions and activities

14:00 / 29 September 2014
30 September 2014

The Protection of Privacy in the Aftermath of the Recent Judgments of the CJEU - eDate Advertising, Digital Rights Ireland and Google Spain

Conference on the impact of the CJEU’s judgments on the protection of privacy. The following day, the Institute will host the first meeting of the ILA Committee on the Protection of Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law (this latter event is by invitation only).

16:00 / 22 October 2014
Max Planck Lecture Series

Globalization, Europeanization, Digitization: Adapting the Civil Justice System to Changed Legal Needs

Professor Gralf-Peter Calliess (Bremen University, Germany)