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New book published:
Privatizing Dispute Resolution
edited by Loïc Cadiet, Burkhard Hess & Marta Requejo Isidro

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is pleased to announce the publication of a new book on Privatizing Dispute Resolution.
This book collects the proceedings of the 3rd IAPL-MPI Post-Doctoral Summer School which was held in Luxembourg from July 1st to 4th, 2018. The overarching topic was privatizing dispute resolution, trends and limits. The notion of privatizing dispute resolution was understood in a broad sense.
The Summer School aims at bringing together outstanding young post-doctoral res...


Professor Hess is a new titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law

Professor Hess, director at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, is a new titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie internationale de droit comparé) after elections held on 15 July.


Max Planck Lecture Series
The Clash Between International Investment Law and the Autonomy of The EU Legal Order

On June 20th, 2018, the MPI Luxembourg welcomed Professor Nicolas de Sadeleer and Ms. Ivana Damjanovic. Starting from the analysis of the landmark judgment of the European Court of Justice in the case Slovakia v Achmea, the speakers provided an in-depth reflection over the clash between international investment law and the autonomy of the EU legal order. Indeed, in the Achmea case the CJEU held that Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) adversely affects the autonomy of EU law. Accordingly, I...


Michel Erpelding awarded special mention by France’s National Committee for the Remembrance and History of Slavery

On 23 May 2019, as part of the national day of remembrance of the victims of colonial slavery, Annick Girardin, Minister of Overseas France, awarded a special mention of the Comité National pour la Mémoire et l'Histoire de l'Esclavage (CNMHE) to Michel Erpelding, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, for the published version of his doctoral thesis.
Established by decree on 6 May 2009 and chaired since 2016 by Frédéric Régent, the CNMHE comprises 12 e...


New books published:
Luxembourg Reports on European Procedural Law
edited by Burkhard Hess, Stephanie Law & Pietro Ortolani (copy 1)

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is pleased to announce the publication of the two volumes of the Luxembourg Report on European Procedural Law:
- B. Hess and P. Ortolani (eds.), The Luxembourg Report on European Procedural Law, Volume I: Impediments of National Procedural Law to the Free Movement of Judgments
- B. Hess and S. Law (eds.), The Luxembourg Report on European Procedural Law, Volume II: Implementing EU Consumer Rights by National Procedural Law
These two volumes present a compa...