Reinhard Zimmermann#


Reinhard Zimmermann
Email:r.zimmermann 'at' mpipriv.de
Membership Number:3893
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LAW
Username:rzimmermann
Homepage: http://www.mpipriv.de





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present Honorary Professor, School of Law, University of Edinburgh
  • 2008 - present Affiliate Professor, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • 2002 - present Academic Member and Director, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg
  • 1998 - 1999 A.L. Goodhart Professor of Legal Science, University of Cambridge
  • from 1988 Professor of Private Law, Roman Law and Comparative Legal History at the University of Regensburg
  • 1981 - 1988 W.P. Schreiner Professor of Roman and Comparative Law, University of Cape Town/South Africa
  • 1979 Admitted to the Bar in Hamburg

Fields of Scholarship
  • Law of obligations and law of succession in historical and comparative perspective
  • Relationship between the English common law and continental civil law
  • Mixed legal systems (in particular Scotland and South Africa)
  • Harmonization of European private law

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Honorary Doctorate McGill University, Montréal/Canada
  • 2007 Honorary Doctorate University of Lleida/Spain
  • 2007 Honorary Doctorate University of Edinburgh/Scotland, UK
  • from 2006 Member of Common Room, All Souls College, Oxford
  • from 2006 Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2006 Honorary Doctorate University of Cape Town/South Africa
  • 2006 Honorary Doctorate University of Lund/Sweden
  • 2006 Honorary Doctorate University of Maastricht/Netherlands
  • from 2003 Ordinary Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Göttingen/Germany
  • from 2002 Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy
  • from 2002 Foreign Member of the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino/Italy
  • 2002 Honorary Doctorate University of Aberdeen/Scotland, UK
  • from 1999 Ordinary Member of the Bavarian Academy of Arts and Sciences/Germany
  • 1997 Honorary Doctorate University of Chicago/USA
  • 1996 Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation

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