Director emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Germany
Wednesday, 16 May, 12:00 - 14:00
In 1997-2017, he was Director of Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, and professor at the University of Hamburg. Prior to that, he was professor at the University of Augsburg and Free University of Berlin. He has been a visiting professor at numerous universities all over the world.
He is, inter alia, Titular Member and was Secretary General (2006- 2014) of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Member of the Advisory Board of the German Society of International Law, Member of the American Law Institute, Foreign Director of the Institute of International Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, School of Law, Shandong University, China.
He has been awarded honorary doctorate by the University of Stockholm, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Université Panthéon Assas – Paris II. He is Honorary professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University and Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
He pursues research on a wide-ranging set of topics relating to private international law, European private and economic law, competition law, transport law, insurance law.
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