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Second edition of Professor Hess’ book Europäisches Zivilprozessrecht

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is proud to announce the publication of the second edition of Professor Hess’ book “Europäisches Zivilprozessrecht”.
In this book, Professor Hess explores the European law of civil procedure from a systematic and dogmatic perspective by comprehensively assessing and providing a detailed explanation of all the instruments adopted in this area of the law. Based on the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the book expounds on the legisl...


The MPI will be closed for all external visitors until 10 January 2021

The MPI will be closed for all external visitors until 10 January 2021
Due to the announcement of a second lockdown starting on the 26 December 2020, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law will be closed for all external visitors until the 10 January 2021.


Prof. Dr. Pierre-Henri Conac appointed as Max Planck Fellow

Cooperation between outstanding university professors and researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg
Luxembourg, 12 November 2020 –  The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is proud to announce that Prof. Dr. Pierre-Henri Conac, Professor at the University of Luxembourg, has been appointed as Max Planck Fellow by the President of the Max Planck Society.
The Max Planck Fellow Programme promotes the cooperation between outstanding university professors and Max Planck Society researc...


New book published:

A Bridge over Troubled Waters:
Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea

edited by Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Erik Franckx, Tamar Meshel & Marco Benatar (Brill | Nijhoff, 2020)

A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea takes stock of the progress made thus far in the resolution of disputes concerning international watercourses and the oceans, in addition to considering their future paths. Written by renowned academics and practitioners, the chapters of this edited collection enable the reader to reflect on the achievements and setbacks that characterize each field and their potential for cross-fert...


Germany, USA, COVID-19 and class action - Read Prof. Hess' opinon in German media Tagesschau

A lawyer from Lower Saxony intends to file a class action for damages in the US against the German COVID-19 measures. In Germany, there is no class action per the US model but a model declaratory action, not suitable for COVID-19 damages of companies.
The lawyer alleges the tests developed at the Charité Hospital in Berlin are not capable of detecting infection with SARS-CoV2 viruses. He directs the action for damages against the virologist Prof. Drosten of the Charité, the director o...