Research publications

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Research publications 2016

Brexit has far-reaching ramifications in private law

November 07, 2016

Brexit is a done deal. Prime Minister Theresa May now faces the gargantuan task of negotiating the UK’s exit from the European Union. Disentangling the finely woven network of EU directives and regulations and national and EU law is certainly no mean feat. [more]

Research publications 2015

“Legitimacy, transparency and a consistent jurisprudence are the benchmarks for an arbitration system”

December 10, 2015

The TTIP Agreement is highly controversial in the public opinion in Europe and especially in Germany. First and foremost the opponents criticize the intended arbitration process for investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). By the supporters it is considered as a general practice. [more]


Investment arbitration in the light of TTIP – a sensible instrument?

December 10, 2015

An opinion article from Jürgen Basedow [more]

Research publications 2012

Europe’s courts under reform pressure

May 16, 2012

The European Court of Justice is facing tremendous challenges. A study by the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Private Law outlines the reasons why, and sets out solution proposals. [more]

Research publications 2011

Fukushima nuclear accident: legal study of liability issues

August 25, 2011

Legal study offers first comprehensive overview of liability issues in connection with the Fukushima nuclear accident [more]


The downsides of the quota system

March 07, 2011

Experience in other countries shows that preferential treatment can be prejudicial – for women too [more]

Research publications 2010

Inheriting and bequeathing in Europe

June 22, 2010

EU citizens should be able to determine for themselves under which national law they want to bequeath their estate [more]

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