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Forum Latin America


The aim of the Max Planck Law Forum Latin America is to communicate across Latin America the work and activities of Max Planck Law as well as the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Cologne). One of the main objectives of Max Planck Law is to connect with young researchers at doctoral and postdoctoral level, as well as legal researchers more generally. To this end, the forum will disseminate the various activities of Max Planck Law pertaining to Latin American law and society, such as workshops, seminars, symposia, research results, new international publications, etc. The forum will also promote diverse mechanisms of selection, exchange, and training for researchers, through scholarship programmes, summer schools, seminars, tandem groups, and other activities that enable the direct exchange of knowledge between researchers and Max Planck Law. Excellence is thereby guaranteed in selecting and connecting with Latin American scholars. In addition, the forum will stimulate growth in the legal and social sciences across both spaces through the cross-fertilization of perspectives, themes, and ways of meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Due to COVID-19,  the inaugural conference originally scheduled to take place in Bogotá and Buenos Aires in March/April 2020 has been postponed until further notice.



EU-Mercosur FTA: Economic Insights and IP Legal Reflections

30 June 2021 / 18:00 CEST

Organised by:

The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (MPI) & The Smart IP for Latin America Initiative (SIPLA)

Online Zoom Session 

Dr Roxana Blasetti

Member of the Observatory and the “Smart IP for Latin America” (SIPLA).  

Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich; at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Industrial and Economic Law (CEIDIE), University of Buenos Aires, and at Latin American University in Social Sciences (FLACSO)

Professor Dr Mohamed Amal

Associate professor of International Economics and International Business at the Regional University of Blumenau (FURB) and University of the Itajaí Valley  (UNIVALI) Brazil.

Main research fields: Foreign Direct Investment, Multinational Companies and Regional Integration.

Past Events

26 April 2021, Latin American Lawfare

Online discussion of the new book “Bienvenidos al Lawfare” from Zaffaroni, Caamaño, and Vegh Weis.  The event is part of a series meant to bring together the researchers in the MPL network whose background or scholarly interests are connected with Latin America. This community of researchers in the MPL network shall benefit from these contacts and exchanges as the Directors make plans to launch the Max Planck Law — Forum Latin America in the coming year.  This book discussion took place in Spanish.