Author Archives: Matthias Weller

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About Matthias Weller

Professor Weller is Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und-Halbach Professor for civil law, art and cultural property law at the University of Bonn since 2017, and one of the two Directors of the Institute of German and International Civil Procedure Law. He has produced more than 200 publications and delivered nearly 100 presentations on private law, art and cultural property law, private international law, international civil litigation and arbitration as well as transnational commercial law.

German ‘Advisory Commission’ to be Replaced by an Arbitration Framework

Posted on: March 20, 2024 by Matthias Weller

On Wednesday last week, 13 March 2024, the German Federal Government, the Governments of the Laender and the Representatives of the German Municipalities announced that they had agreed on replacing the German ‘Advisory Commission on the return of cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution, especially Jewish property’: see here and here (at […]

The Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art: The Next 25 Years

Posted on: January 14, 2024 by Matthias Weller

A number of events and presentations marked the 25th anniversary of the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art. Among these were “Marking 25 Years of the Washington Principles – Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art“ at the Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of German-Jewish History and Culture at New York on 3 December 2023, but also, for […]