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postdoc position at the Max Planck Institute

For the earliest possible starting date, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Law and Private International Law in Hamburg  is offering up to two positions as a Research Fellow (m/f/d) (post-doctoral or Habilitation) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ralf Michaels in a full-time or part-time capacity. More info here

Now reviewed: new book (in Spanish) on surrogacy

written by Michael Wells-Greco (Note: publication of this book was announced earlier.)   La gestación por sustitución en el derecho internacional privado y comparado Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas UNAM – Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) México, 2020   This highly informative and timely book edited by María Mercedes Albornoz addresses the pressing challenges presented by […]

Virtual Workshop: Kieninger on Climate Change and PIL (in German)

On Tuesday, July 7, the Hamburg Max Planck Institute will host its second monthly virtual workshop in private international law, again in German. Eva-Maria Kieninger (Würzburg) will speak in German about climate change in private international law and procedure, followed by open discussion. All are welcome. More information and sign-up here.

Virtual Workshop Series at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg is starting a new virtual workshop series in private international law. The first speaker, Matthias Lehmann from Bonn University, will present (in German) on Tuesday, June 2, at 11:00-12:30 via zoom. His topic: Covid-19 and Private International Law (see also here and here). […]

Notarization from abroad in times of travel restrictions

A French Décret, allows, for the time of the state of emergency, notarization by a French notary without a need for parties to be physically present. Explanation and analysis is here and (briefly) here. Importantly, the possibility is also open to non-residents of France.  Notaries in France had, unsurprisingly, warned of the risk of fraud, […]