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Coronavirus: prevention measures at the MPI Luxembourg

The health, welfare and safety of our guests, visitors and staff is a top priority for the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent rise in COVID-19 infections in Europe and in Luxembourg, the Institute’s Management Board has adopted a number of precautionary measures to minimise the spread of any infection.
The latest initiatives and recommendations from the Government of Luxembourg advised that a maximum of staff should work from home....


Ana Harvey (Koprivica) defended her doctoral dissertation

The doctoral dissertation of Ana Harvey (Koprivica) was publicly examined on Monday 17 February 2020 at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. As a Research Fellow, Ana Harvey (Koprivica) conducted research in the area of international arbitration and comparative procedural law, with a special focus on the fair trial standards. Ana Harvey (Koprivica) was a member of the International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution in International Law (IMPRS-SDR).
Her PhD thesis, ent...


Björn Laukemann successfully completed his Habilitation

On 5 February 2020, Björn Laukemann, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, was bestowed the title of Privatdozent by the Faculty of Law of the University of Heidelberg. The Faculty of Law has approved Björn Laukemann’s Habilitation thesis and subsequently granted him the venia legendi for private law, civil procedure, private international law, and comparative law.
Björn Laukemann is the first researcher at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg to reach this qua...


Personal library of Professor Jacques Van Compernolle donated to the MPI Luxembourg

Jacques Van Compernolle, Professor emeritus of the Catholic University of Louvain and renowned scholar of all aspects of procedural law, has generously donated more than 400 monographs and 300 periodicals to the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg Library. These precious contributions will greatly enrich the library’s collection, particularly in the areas of European civil law and civil procedural law.


A core project of MPI Luxembourg funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR)

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is pleased to announce that one of its flagship projects ‘Comparative Procedural Law and Justice (CPLJ)’ has been granted substantial funding by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). This is the first time a comprehensive scientific project from MPI Luxembourg will receive prominent financial support from FNR.
CPLJ is envisaged as a comparative and comprehensive study of civil procedural law and civil dispute resolution schemes in the contemporary wor...