On 1 January 2024, the Max Planck Institute for Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law was integrated into the University of Luxembourg as the Luxembourg Centre for European Law (LCEL). This transition marks the end of its affiliation with the Max Planck Law network.
The Institute was a highly valued and active participant in the activities of Max Planck law. Professor Ruiz Fabri (Director) was the first to run a teaching session entitled ‘What is Procedural Law?’ as part of the former Curriculum. This is all the more impressive given that the event was also the first of its kind to be held online in the midst of the pandemic in January 2021.
On 8 April 2022, Professor Hess (Director) contributed another teaching session entitled ‘Strategic Litigation— A New Phenomenon in Civil Litigation’.
Professor Ruiz Fabri has now returned to the Sorbonne in Paris, while Professor Hess has joined the University of Vienna.
The contributions of the Institute extended beyond its Directors. Its PhD and postdoctoral researchers were actively engaged in numerous teaching sessions organized by other Institutes within the Max Planck Law network. They actively took part in, and also co-organized, events run by the various Max Planck Law Initiatives. And they enthusiastically attended the Max Planck Law Annual Conference in significant numbers.
Ezgi Özlü, Research Fellow at MPI-Luxembourg and a co-organizer of the Max Planck Law Initiative, Minerva LAW Network, writes the following:
I consider my years in MPI-Luxembourg invaluable as an early career researcher with an immigration background. Not only did it give me an academic home and overwhelming support to complete my PhD dissertation, but I was also lucky to be in a network full of distinguished scholars from all over the globe. I am thrilled to continue being on board as a member of the Minerva LAW Network.
Another Research Fellow, Luis Angel López Zamora, writes:
During my time at MPI-Luxembourg, I have had the chance to attend two Max Planck Law Annual Conferences. Attending them was essential for me to gain new perspectives on my research by considering legal methods and fields developed and analysed by other Max Planck Institutes. At the same time, it was a chance for me to get to know the vast number of scholars who are part of the network.
Professor Vogenauer, Chair of Max Planck Law, writes:
The Luxembourg Max Planck Institute will be sadly missed. It has produced outstanding research, and its members contributed greatly to the activities of Max Planck Law. We very much hope that they will stay connected as alumni.