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.