Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht)
|Institution||Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law|
|Themes||comparative and international private, commercial, economic and civil procedure law, comparative law and legal standardisation|
|Orientation||basic research, consultation|
|Founded||1926 (1949 integrated into the Max Planck Society)|
The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law is one of a total of over 80 research facilities of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.).
The institute is dedicated to systematic research on comparative and international private, commercial, economic and civil procedure law, as well as its subsidiary areas, including comparative law and legal standardisation. It selects projects that are particularly productive in terms of research, are of substantial practical significance over the long term, and that cannot be approached with equal success within university contexts due to the concentration of personnel and material resources. The institute's focus is on projects that are both interdisciplinary and oriented towards comparative law.
In addition, the institute advises German, foreign and international legislators in preparing legislation projects of research interest, and draws up legal opinions on behalf of German courts on difficult issues relating to international private law and foreign law.