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Call for abstracts on the challenges for EU cross-border litigation

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg invites young researchers to actively participate in a colloquium on the “Current Challenges for EU Cross-Border Litigation in a Changing Procedural Environment”. The colloquium will precede a larger conference hosted together with the Court of Justice of the European Union on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Brussels Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. All candidates are requested to submit t...


Conference on "Open Justice"

Organised in cooperation with Saarland University, the Open Justice conference intended to contribute to the ongoing discussion about open justice in a constructive manner, by re-examining the traditional ideas of the principle of the public hearing in light of modern day challenges.


EU Procedural Law Study: Consumer Protection General Report published by the European Commission

On 26 January 2018, the European Commission published the second General Report of the study on procedural law undertaken by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. This strand of the study concerned the effect of divergences in national procedural laws on the equivalence and effectiveness of the procedural protection of consumers under EU consumer law.
The evaluation study, commissioned by the European Commission, is the most comprehensive, empirically-driven comparative investigation of nationa...


From Common Rules to Best practices in European Civil Procedure (new book)

The present book is inspired by the shift in focus from the establishment of new legislation with common rules to the actual implementation, application, and operationalisation of the rules on cooperation in civil justice. With contributions from more than 20 experts from practice and academia this volume offers valuable blueprints for a reinvigorated judicial cooperation.


The Implementation of the New Insolvency Regulation (new book)

Following the entry into force of the new Insolvency Regulation across the European Union in June 2017, MPI Luxembourg has released a book guiding practitioners and national lawmakers through the implementation of the new rules.