Institut für Landwirtschaftsrecht

Institut für Landwirtschaftsrecht

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The institute was founded in 1961 and is now one of the leading research centers of agricultural law in Germany and Europe.

Research focuses on the European, national and comparative agricultural law, in particular the agricultural lease law, real estate transactions, competition law and antitrust, state aid law, copyright law, renewable energy law, food law, nature conservation law, animal welfare and the right of rural areas.

The Institute's library contains about 25,000 books.

Agriculture and Competition - Schriften zum Agrar-, Umwelt- und Verbraucherschutzrecht, Bd. 82

The XXIX European Congress and Colloquium of Rural Law, on September 20th til 23rd 2017 in Lille, France, was organised by the the C.E.D.R. (Comité Européen de Droit Rural) and the French Organisation for Agricultural Law. The general theme of the congress was "AGRICULTURE AND COMPETITION", in particular the application of competition law to the agricultural sector, as well as constraints of a legal nature for agricultural competitiveness. The scientific work was done in three commissions based on national reports. Appropriate conclusions and recommendations have been issued to the competent authorities of the European Union, the Member States and third countries as well as to international organizations. The now published volume documents the work by the ongress including the general reports and the synthesis report.

10. Göttinger Gespräche zum Agrarrecht unter dem Titel „Haftung in der Land- und Forstwirtschaft“ am 15.11.2019

Since 2010, the "Göttingen Talks on Agrarian Law" have provided a forum each year for interdisciplinary exchange between science and legal practice on current and fundamental topics of agricultural law.

The Göttinger Gespräche zum Agrarrecht will take place on 15.11.2019 in the in the Historical Building of the SUB.
This years topic "Liability in agriculture and forestry" addresses a core issue of to agricultural activity.

The inherent risk of agricultural activity demands that the farmer and the agrarian lawyer take a comprehensive preventive approach to these challenges. At the same time, the settlement of claims indirectly raises questions about insurance or directly about the injured party. These questions will be discussed on the basis of selected typical liability case groups.
The individual presentations cover topics such as home and farm safety, animal husbandry liability, product liability for the farmer as a producer, liability for agricultural machinery and vehicles, digitization and liability, liability for environmental damage and liability as an employer.

For further information about the event please see the flyer.

You can register by e-mail: or by fax to + 49 (0) 551 39-26080. We request your registration until the 04th of November 2019.
Participation is free. The number of participants is limited. A certificate of attendance will be issued.
If you have any questions, please call + 49 (0) 551 39-27415.