Increasing international trade continuously presents the world global community with new political, economic and legal challenges. As the number of cross-border transactions increases, so does the number of cross-border disputes. In addition to national courts, whose efficiency and neutrality are often called into question, parties now have a variety of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms available to them. Enriched by the added international element, classical and modern forms of dispute settlement carry their own legal issues.
In light of these developments, Bucerius Law School has decided to examine these issues more intensively: In December 2017, the Bucerius Academic Senate created founded the Center for International Dispute Resolution (CIDR). The Center’s directors are Professor Karsten Thorn, Chair of Civil Law, International Private and Commercial Law and Comparative Law and Professor Stefan Kröll, Hononary Professor, both at Bucerius Law School.
Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Katharina Boele-Woelki, Dean of Bucerius Law School, welcomes the development: "The CIDR raises Bucerius Law School's academic profile in the area of international dispute resolution and provides an institutional framework for the dissemination, investigation and further development of the legal bases of international dispute resolution."
In this context, the Center will support young academics and their dissertation projects.