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Burkhard Hess

Burkhard Hess
  • Born on 17/07/1961 in Worms (Germany)
  • Nationality: German
  • Married

Express Bio

Burkhard Hess became executive director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in 2012. He studied law at the Universities of Würzburg, Lausanne and Munich where he graduated in 1990. After being granted Venia Legendi in several law fields, he held chairs at the Universities of Tübingen and Heidelberg. He was a guest professor in Beijing, in Paris and in Georgetown, and a scholar-in-residence at the New York University. He served as a part-time judge at the Court of Appeal of Karlsruhe. Professor Hess often acts as an advisor to some European institutions and national governments. He is the author of various books on German and European civil procedural law as well as co-editor of IPRax and of Kölner Kommentar zum Kapitalanleger-Musterverfahrensgesetz.

Professional experiences

From 2003 to 2012
  • Function : Director
  • Department/service : Faculty of Law | Institute for Private International and Economic Law
From 2006 to 2008
  • Function : Dean
  • Department/service : Faculty of Law
From 1996 to 2003
  • Function : Chair
  • Department/service : Faculty of Law | Civil Law, Civil Procedure, Private International Law and International Procedural Law
From 2000 to 2002
  • Function : Dean
  • Department/service : Faculty of Law
From 1995 to 1996
  • Function : Professor, Civil and Procedural Law
  • Department/service : Faculty of Law
From 1996 to 1996
  • Function : Habilitation
  • Detail : Venia Legendi in civil law, civil procedural law, private international law, European law and public international law

Professional associations

  • President
  • Member of the Presidium
  • Chairman
  • Member of the Board
  • Member of the Council
  • Member of the Advisory Board on Private International Law
  • External Member
  • Member
  • Associate Member
  • Member
  • Honorary Corresponding Fellow
  • Member

Training

1992
  • Diploma : 2nd State Examination (with distinction)
1990
  • Diploma : PhD graduation (summa cum laude)
1987
  • Diploma : 1st State Examination (with distinction)
From 1983 to 1986
  • Diploma : Faculty of Law
From 1982 to 1983
  • Diploma : Faculty of Law
From 1981 to 1982
  • Diploma : Faculty of Law

Honorary titles

2015
  • Doctor honoris causa
2016
  • Doctor honoris causa

Contact

    • Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law
    • 4, rue Alphonse Weicker L-2721 Luxembourg

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English
  • French