Speech on EU-Russia foreign relations

May 12, 2017

On 9 April 2017 Prof. Trunk gave a speech on "EU-Russia relations: Need for a new evaluation - which steps should be considered?". The speech was part of the "Day of Europe" program organized by the University of Applied Sciences for Administration at Altenholz.

Joint seminar on comparative civil procedure law and ADR in Hanoi

May 12, 2017

From 3 - 7 April 2017 the Institute organized jointly with the Hanoi Law University a seminar on comparative civil procedure law and ADR, taking place in Hanoi. In addition, Prof. Trunk gave a speech on comparative German and Vietnamese commercial law with a view to the recent accession of Vietnam to the CISG in a workshop on issues related to the CISG and the Vietnamese Commercial Law at Hanoi Law University on 4 April 2017.

Kiel team participates in Willem C. Vis Moot in Hongkong 2017

May 12, 2017

From 24 March - 2 April 2017 a team of the Law Faculty of Kiel University participated in the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hongkong. The team was coached by the Institute of East European Law. Prof. Trunk served as an arbitrator in the Moot.

Conference on EU civil procedure and third countries

May 12, 2017

On 2/3 February 2017 the Institute carried-through an international conference on "EU Civill Procedure Law and Third Countries: Which Way Forward?", ending with  a joint declaration of the partipants.

Conference on legal aspects of migration from East European perspective

Nov 07, 2016

On 4 November 2016 the Institute carried-through an international conference at Kiel University on legal aspects of the current migration crisis - views from Eastern Europe. Speakers came from Macedonia, Hungary, Poland and Russia. The presentations will be published.

Speach of Professor Trunk at Conference in Chisinau

Nov 07, 2016

On 20 October 2016 Prof. Trunk gave a speach on the effect of the current mutual economic sanctions between the EU and Russia from a perspective of private international law and procedure at the Conference "Recent Developments in Private International Law" at the State University of Moldova in Chisinau.

Meeting at EEAS in Brussels on EU-Ukrainian relations

Nov 07, 2016

On 14 October 2016 Professor Trunk participated in a discussion round in Brussels with representatives of the European External Action Service and the European Commission on the state of relations between the EU and Ukraine and the Ukrainian reform process.

Annual conference of Russian-German Law Institute in Saratov

Nov 07, 2016

From 28 - 30 September 2016 the Institute of East European Law participated in the 2016 Annual Conference of the Russian-German Law Institute, which was held at the Saratov State Law Academy in Saratov/Russia. The conference was devoted to legal aspects of migration. Professor Trunk as co-chairman of the Russian-German Law Institute gave a speach on legal measures passed so far by the EU and Germany in the context of the current migration crisis.

Fact-finding and cooperation visit to Macedonia and Serbia

Nov 07, 2016

From 23 - 26 August 2016 Prof. Trunk visited the Law Faculties of the Universities of Skopje and Belgrade for talks on future cooperation.

Fact-finding and cooperation visit to Western Black Sea region

Aug 18, 2016

From 25.7.-2.8.2016 Prof. Trunk visited the Law Faculties of Bucarest University, Chisinau University, Tiraspol University and the National Mechnikov-University of Odessa for talks on possibliities of cooperation.

Seminar on Baltic Sea and Black Sea Cooperation in Salzburg

Aug 18, 2016

From 17 -19 June 2016 Prof. Trunk and Prof. Michael Geistlinger organized a joint seminar at the University of Salzburg on Legal Aspects of Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region and the Black Sea Region.

92th birthday of professor Boguslavskiy

Aug 18, 2016

On 8 June 2016 the former director of our Institute, Professor Dr. Dr.h.c. Mark Boguslavskiy, celebrated his 92th birthday.

Report on DAAD project on EU Association Agreements with Eastern Partnership online

May 04, 2015

The German language version of the report on our DAAD funded project on the Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine is online here. An English version of the report will be published soon.

Conference on EU Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine successfully completed

Dec 18, 2014

The Conference on legal aspects of the EU Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine on 19/20 December 2014 in Kiel has been carried through successfully. See here the program of the Confererence online. In January 2015, the group of young DAAD scholars will visit EU institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg.

Group of students from Moscow Higher School of Economics at the Institute

Nov 02, 2014

From 24 Nov. 2014 until 12 Dec. 2014 a group of students of economics of the Higher School of Economics (Vysshaja Shkola Ekonomiki) at Moscow accompanied by Doc. Dr. Olga Klochko visited Kiel for a study program. The group was cared for by the Institute of East European Law and participed in several English language classes at Kiel University in the fields of international economics and international economic law. Furthermore the group participated in the conference of the Institute on dispute settlement in/with countries of the region of Caucasus-Central Asia on 28/29 Nov. 2014. On 2 Dec. 2014 Doc. Dr. Klochko made a presentation on basic structures of the economy of international trade.

Conference in Kiel on dispute resolution in international trade with Caucasus-Central Asia

Feb 27, 2015

On 28 and 29 November 2014 the Institute has successfully carried-through in Kiel in the framework of our research project (funded by the Volkswagen Foundation) on the law of international trade with the region of Caucasus-Central Asia a Conference "Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Region of the Caucasus and Central Asia". In the conference took part more than 40 speakers from different countries and international organizations (European Commission, UNCITRAL, WTO, Eurasian Economic Commission, Ministry of Economics of Russia, Ministry of Transport of Azerbaijan, Supreme Court of Georgia, courts of arbitration in Stockholm and Kazakhstan et al.).

DAAD-scholarships at the Institute for students and Ph. candidates from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

Nov 02, 2014

The DAAD has granted the Institute of East European Law scholarships for 15 students and PhD candidates from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine for a study and research stay in Kiel. In the center of the stay there will be a student conference (in the framework of a seminar) in English language on 19/20 December 2014 on Legal Aspects of the EU Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine in the context of the EU's Eastern Partnership initiative. In addition to the conference there will be an excursion to Brussels and Luxembourg from 26 - 30 January 2015. Other students/doctorands (from Kiel or other universities, also abroad) are welcome to participate in the conference upon application. For further information please contact Mr. Nazar Panych, npanych@law.uni-kiel.de.

Guest lecturer from Kaliningrad at the Institute

Nov 04, 2014

From 3 - 6 Nov. 2014 Doc. Dr. Evgenija Gerasimova, head of the chair of international and European law of the Baltic Federal Immanuel Kant University at Kaliningrad is on visit to the Institute of East European Law. On 3 Nov. 2014 Dr. Gerasimova held in the course of Prof. Trunk on comparative law a guest lecture on the relationship between the jurisprudence of the Russian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights and participated on 4 Nov. 2014 in a discussion round in the Institute on topical developments in Russian constitutional law.

Annual conference 2014 of the German-Russian Law Institute in Krasnojarsk

Feb 27, 2015

On 25/26 September 2014 the Annual Conference of the German-Russian Law Law Institute took place at the Sibirian Federal University in Krasnojarsk. The topic of the conference was "EU and Russia: Legal Dialogue".

Conference on perspectives of relations EU-Ukraine

Feb 27, 2015

On 4 July 2014 the Institute has carried through successfully a high-level Conference on the perspectives of relations between the EU and Ukraine.

Summer course in German business law (in Russian language)

Feb 27, 2015

From 20 July - 2 August 2014 the Institute organized again, in cooperation with other German universities and the Institute of East European Law in Regensburg, the two-weeks summer course in Geman business law in Russian language.

Seminar on comparative and international sports law in Lausanne

Feb 27, 2015

On 5 and 6 June 2014 the Institute carried-through a Seminar on international and comparative sports law with particular focus on Eastern Europe. The seminar took place in Lausanne in cooperation with Lausanne University (Professor Christoph Kern) and included a visit to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne and the UN in Geneva.

Professor Boguslavskiy 90th birthday

Feb 27, 2015

On 8 June 2014 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Mark Boguslawskiy celebrated his 90th birthday. Professor Boguslavskiy, who now lives in Kiel, is the most eminent Russian scholar in private international law still alive. From 1994 - 1997 he was the director of the Institute of East European Law.


Professor Lado Chanturia receives doctor honoris causa degree at Kiel University

On 22 November 2013 Prof. Dr. Lado Chanturia (University of Tbilisi) was granted the doctor honoris causa degree

by the Law Faculty of Kiel University for his scientific work, which is centered on comparative private law of Georgia, Germany and the EU, and for his accomplishments as a legal reformer and high-ranking judge in Georgia. From 2011 - 2013 Professor Chanturia taught as a guest professor at the Institute of East European Law. At the occasion of the doctor honoris causa ceremony the Foreign Minister of Georgia, Ms. Panjikidze, announced that the Government of Georgia has nominated Professor Chanturia as the next Ambassador of Georgia to Germany.

Lectures on Schleswig-Holstein and Russia at the Universitätstag 2013

At the 15th Day of the University (Universitätstag) at Bordesholm on 7 July 2013 Prof. Trunk and Prof. Lyudmila Markina (State Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow) gave lectures with relation to Russia. The topic of the lecture of  Prof. Trunk was Relations between Schleswig-Holstein and Russia in History and Present. The lecture of Prof. Markina dealt with Links between Schleswig-Holstein and Russia at the Time of Czar Peter the Great in historical portraits, starting with the marriage of  Duke of Holstein-Gottdorf, Karl Friedrich, with the elder daughter of Czar Peter, Anna Petrovna.

3rd Summer School on German Business Law in Russian language

From 22.7.-3.8.2013 the Institute organised for the third time in cooperation with partner institutions (Free University of Berlin/Prof. Burkhard Breig and University of Applied Sciences RheinMain/Prof. Rainer Wedde) a Summer Course on German Business Law in Russian Language. This year there were 29 participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, among them staff of ministries of justice and courts, notaries, law teachers, PhD and master students. The course took place at different locations in Germany. This time it included, among others, visits to the German Bundestag in Berlin, the Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Supreme Court) in Karlsruhe, the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, international law firms etc.