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Workshop with Max Schrems, Professor Hess, Professor Hoffman and Mr Proksch

On the 19th of July 2017, Max Schrems visited the MPI along with his lawyers following the hearing of a case at the CJEU C-496/16 Schrems. In 2014, Mr. Schrems brought a collective action against Facebook Ireland Ltd before the district court in Vienna, the court for the place in which he is domiciled as a consumer per Art.16 Brussels I Regulation. In order to bring this Austrian-style collective action – in which numerous violations of EU privacy laws are alleged – Mr. Schrems had created an ap...


Research Fellow Dalia Palombo awarded with Doctoral degree

It is a great pleasure to congratulate Dr Dalia Palombo, currently a Research Fellow at the MPI Luxembourg for Procedural Law, Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, for having been awarded the Doctoral degree by Maastricht University. In addition, the Board of the Faculty of Law has nominated her for the Annual Max Van Der Stoel Human Rights Award, a prize competition for human rights thesis in the Netherlands and Flanders.
On 30 June 2017 Dalia Palombo successfully defended h...


Michel Erpelding wins award for his PhD dissertation

Dr Michel Erpelding, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, has been awarded the Varenne University Institute’s Dissertation Prize for his doctoral thesis on the prohibition of slavery.
Since 1989 the Varenne University Institute (VUI) has promoted the diffusion of knowledge in law and social sciences through its annual thesis competition.
Dr Michel Erpelding’s dissertation won the 2017 edition in the category “Domestic, European and international pr...


EUFam's Project – Max Planck Institute Luxembourg hosted an International Seminar

In the framework of the European Commission-funded EUFam’s project, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg hosted an International Seminar to discuss new developments in the field of cross-border family law on the 12h of May 2017. Eighty-two judges, practitioners, academics, EU policy makers, and state officers, from 10 different countries, participated. They are all confronted to the EU family Regulations (Brussels IIa, Rome III, Maintenance, Successions) in their daily practice and therefore frui...


Call for Posters – “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea”

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) and the Luxembourg National Research Fund, will be hosting an international conference titled A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea in Luxembourg on 25-26 September 2017.
In conjunction with the conference panels, poster sessions will be held that are intended to offer PhD students and...