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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...


MPI Luxembourg to Undertake Study on the Enforcement of Consumer Law for the Luxembourgish Ministry for the Protection of Consumers

The Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is pleased to announce that it has recently been asked to undertake a research study for the Luxembourgish Ministère de la Protection des consommateurs (Ministry for the Protection of Consumers). The study focuses on the public and private enforcement of consumer law and will be elaborated over the course of several months, beginning in September 2019.
The primary challenge of consumer protection li...


Professor Burkhard Hess elected Associé à l’Institut de Droit International

On 26 August 2019, the members of the Institut de Droit International elected Professor Burkhard Hess as Associate to the Institute at its 79th session at The Hague. Becoming an associate (and – later on – a member) of the Institut de Droit International is one of the most prestigious distinctions for scholars specializing in private and/or public international law. The election of Professor Hess demonstrates the visibility of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg as an important academic research...