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International conference: “DEBACLES – Illusions and Failures in the History of International Adjudication”

On 24-25 November 2016, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law hosted the Conference “DEBACLES – Illusions and Failures in the History of International Adjudication”, a milestone of the research project on failed international courts and tribunals currently pursued in the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution.


The Academy of Sciences of Bologna Institute nominated Professor Burkhard Hess as Corresponding Non-Resident Foreign Academician.

The Academy of Sciences of Bologna Institute nominated Professor Burkhard Hess as Corresponding Non-Resident Foreign Academician. On 21 November 2016, Professor Dr. Dres. h.c. Burkhard Hess (Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, and Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany, as well as of the University of Luxembourg) has been accepted as corresponding Non-Resident Foreign A...


Max Planck Lecture Series: Lee Buchheit delivered a lecture on “Proposals for Reform of Sovereign Debt Restructuring: The Statutory Approach”

Mr. Lee Buchheit and Prof. Luis Martinez Hinojosa participated in the sixth and final lecture of the Max Planck Lecture Series on Sovereign Debt.


Max Planck Lecture Series: Mr. Philip Wood delivered a lecture on “Proposals for Reform of Sovereign Debt Restructuring: The Contractual Approach”

On 30 November 2016, Mr. Philip Wood (Allen & Overy) and Prof. Christoph Paulus (Humboldt University of Berlin) discussed the contractual approach to sovereign debt restructuring within the framework of the Max Planck Lecture Series on Sovereign Debt.


Max Planck Lecture Series: Prof. Michael Waibel delivered a lecture on “Investment Arbitration as a Means of Resolving Sovereign Debt Disputes”

Prof. Michael Waibel and Prof. Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal participated in the fourth lecture of the Max Planck Lecture Series on Sovereign Debt. The lecture dealt with a key legal issue: the question of whether investment arbitration is the appropriate forum to resolve sovereign debt disputes.