German Hub

The German Hub was launched in September 2013 at the University of Marburg on the occasion of the Tagung für Rechtsvergleichung, a conference on comparative law organised by the German national committee of comparative law (Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung).

Then President of the ELI, Diana Wallis, sent a short note to Marburg with her best wishes for the Hub. The event was attended by experts in comparative, international and European law from a variety of disciplines. The meeting was called by Professor Uwe Blaurock (a Fellow of the ELI) who presented the Institute on behalf of the organising committee. He was proud to announce that the Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung will join the ELI as an Institutional Observer. Senate member, Reinhard Zimmermann, and then recently elected Vice-President, Christiane Wendehorst, were also in attendance to answer questions from the participants, many of whom decided to apply for membership. To become a member of the Hub, kindly e-mail ELI Secretariat.

Upcoming event

22 November 2018: 4th Spanish–German Hub Meeting

Past Events


On 19–20 October 2017, the III Jornadas hispano-alemanas (III Spanish and German Conference), organised by the University Carlos III in collaboration...


On 6–7 July 2017, a Conference on 'Platforms: Business Models and Contracts' took place in Bayreuth. This Conference was co-organised by the ELI...


The German Hub of the ELI, the Ernst von Caemmerer Foundation and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main co-hosted a conference on 'Uniform Sales Law...


On 28 January 2014, the German Hub held a meeting in Berlin, where then ELI President, Diana Wallis, spoke to the audience about how the ELI can...