Mpi Legal Team

The Institute considers that its most important task is to conduct theoretically thoughtful historical research in the field of law and other forms of normativity in order to make a specific contribution to fundamental research in law, social sciences and humanities. The history of the European Union has been marked by a fundamental process of legal integration. At the same time, Member State governments have strengthened their political control over the integration process. In this context, the “Luxembourg compromise” of 1966 introduced an informal right of veto in the European Communities. Member states invoked “national interests” to avoid voting. Political and legal debates on the right of veto have crystallised different ideas about the European Union and its transformation over time. MPI, a renowned national consulting firm founded in 1939, specializes in business valuation, forensic accounting, litigation support and business consulting. MPI executes each project as if it were subject to the highest level of scrutiny, and its seasoned professionals have extensive experience in presenting and advocating for work results to auditors, management teams, boards of directors and trustees, the IRS, other government agencies and various tribunals. Researchers can become heroes, and not just if their expertise is in high demand and they gain notoriety through media attention. To this day, lawyer Eugen Ehrlich is considered a model and figurehead in many ways: while some describe him as the “founder of the sociology of law”, others consider him “the ancestor of legal pluralism”. For Ralf Seinecke, however, these images of science heroes must be treated with caution. While they are certainly important and revolutionary figures, these images or images also challenge the categories of true and false.

MPI`s business valuation team focuses on guiding management and ownership teams of medium and large companies through tax rulings and other strategic decisions requiring valuation. Our business valuation services include: The competition never sleeps, it spies. And small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular, are increasingly falling victim to criminal competitors or targeted by foreign intelligence services. Nevertheless, most cases remain shrouded in mystery. Michael Kilchling and his team at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg are now trying to shed light on the phenomenon. Together with colleagues from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, they are studying the extent of industrial espionage in Germany, how companies are taking action against it, and how the authorities can better support them. The Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia research project provides the first comprehensive overview of contract law in 14 jurisdictions ranging from India in the West to Japan in the East. Together, they account for nearly half of the world`s population and much of its economic power.

The project, coordinated by the University of Oxford and the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Theory, involves around 150 lawyers from across Asia, making it one of the most comprehensive contemporary projects in comparative law. Europeans have a lot of experience in crisis management. If you look at the history of the Community of European States, one thing becomes clear: for decades there have been regular more or less fierce controversies. However, strategies to overcome them have always been found, as Stefan Vogenauer`s team at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main discovered during their research. Researchers also gained new knowledge about the current state of the European Union. How clerics established the new legal order in Spanish America with simple sets of rules Terrorism, cybercrime and other complex crimes are leading to a paradigm shift in the fight against crime worldwide: a new architecture of security law is emerging in which criminal law merges with other preventive legal regimes. These changes can help fight crime more effectively. However, they often undermine traditional constitutional guarantees of criminal law, unless a new architecture of civil rights and freedoms is developed at the same time. Charlotte leads the 4-member MPI team at the Embassy of New Zealand in Beijing, China. She joined MPI in 2015 and held various positions in biosecurity, disaster management and fisheries before entering politics and business.

JOHN S. FOSTER, ESQ. CHME is a lawyer, speaker, author and legal counsel whose law firm FOSTER, JENSEN & GULLEY specializes in the legal aspects of meetings and conventions, trade shows and events, and association management. He has been an associate or general counsel for over nine hundred (900) individuals, national and regional associations and companies since 1986 and has been named one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry by MeetingNews. His colleagues also voted John for the Georgia Society of Association Executives` (GSAE) Special Recognition Award for Corporate Member of the Year. Members of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) voted John “Author of the Year” for his frequent contributions to Convene magazine. John has also been selected as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Peer Support Program, a selected member of MPI`s Advisory Board, and a platinum speaker for Meeting Professionals International (MPI). John is the author of the forthcoming publication Hotel & Facility Contracts: A Field Guide and Best Practices for Meeting & Event Professionals.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the History and Theory of Law (formerly the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History) study historical forms of law from a global historical and comparative perspective and legal theory from a multidisciplinary context. The central issues are the constitution, legitimation, transformation and practice of law, with particular attention being paid to the positioning of historical forms of “law” in the context of other normative orders.