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Max Planck Institute Luxembourg receives another EU research grant

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law will receive a research grant from the EU Commission together with other partners for a research project on the effectiveness of the functioning of certain specific European and international legal instruments in family matters.

Max Planck Lecture Series: Prof. Hannah Buxbaum gave a lecture on “Foreign Governments as Plaintiffs in US Courts”

In her lecture at the MPI on 24 June 2015, Prof. Buxbaum addressed a subject that is rarely, if ever, addressed in the scholarly literature – the subject of foreign states acting as plaintiffs, and not defendants, before U.S. courts. She presented an overview of her thorough research which is extensive both in its depth and extent. Drawing on the lessons from the practice of foreign governments acting as plaintiffs in US courts, she then drew interim conclusions on such essential subjects as the...

Juan Branco awarded for his PhD dissertation

Dr. Juan Branco, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Luxembourg, has been awarded for the excellence of his PhD thesis by the Varenne University Institute and the International Criminal Court.
For 15 years, the Varenne University Institute organises an Annual Thesis Prize in law and social sciences. Juan Branco’s dissertation has been awarded in the category “International Criminal Justice”, a category supported by the International Criminal Court which partakes in the select...

Björn Laukemann nominated by the American Law Institute as International Advisor for a new Restatement of Property Law

Björn Laukemann, MPI Senior Research Fellow, was invited by the American Law Institute to serve as a member of the International Advisory Panel for its upcoming project addressing a Fourth Restatement of Property Law.

Max Planck Lecture Series: Professor em. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel gave a lecture on “International Arbitration”

On 10 June 2015 Prof. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel visited the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and gave a Guest Lecture titled 'International Arbitration: Where do we come from? Where do we go?'.