Annual Convention 2020

The V. Annual conference of the Institute for Applied Business Law will take place on Tuesday, 17 November 2020, from 1:30 to 5:30 pm.

One of the central pillars of the Institute’s public relations work is the annual conference, which takes place regularly. Interesting speakers, current topics and sufficient time for discussion and networking give the event its typical character. This year’s annual conference takes place with the Institute for Applied Business Law as the exclusive scientific partner of the 23rd EURO FINANCE WEEK within the framework of the CHINA DAYS. The conference marks the conclusion of our 2-year China Investment Project.

Simultaneous translation into Chinese / German will be provided.

Further information will follow shortly.


17th November 2020
1:30 – 5:30 pm


Congress Center Messe Frankfurt
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main


Information about the tickets can be found here.

Annual Convention 2019

The IV. Annual Conference of the Institute for Applied Business Law (Wire Institute) took place on November 12, 2019 on the topic of our research project “German-Chinese Investments”. Event partner was the commercial law firm Eversheds Sutherland.

The Managing Director of the Wire Institute, Dr. Anke Gößmann, welcomed the approx. 40 guests in the premises in the heart of Hamburg with warm words. After a short introduction by Dr. Alexander Honrath, partner at Eversheds Sutherland, we were pleased to receive a greeting from the Chinese Consulate General. Bailiang Tao, Consul and Head of the Economic and Trade Department of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Hamburg, spoke about German-Chinese cooperation and China’s new development plan.
Dr. Cora Jungbluth then discussed in her presentation the question of how Chinese investors differ from other international investors. She came to the conclusion that Chinese foreign investment brings both opportunities and challenges for Germany, which also need to be balanced at the political level. During and after the presentation, an exciting discussion with the audience developed.

On the basis of his own experience, Andreas Frank reported on the opportunities and difficulties that need to be considered when building and operating production facilities in China. A lively discussion arose with the guests in the audience, who had made similar experiences in the different stages of construction projects in China.
After the lunch break, Dr. Alexander Honrath spoke about the particularities of German-Chinese M&A negotiations. He drew his special expertise from his own experience as a lawyer in numerous German-Chinese transactions. In particular, he pointed out that sufficient time must be planned for the financial settlement in China. The audience confirmed this critical point and reported similar phenomena.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Graewe and Ms. Johanna Tensi reported on the current state of the US-China trade conflict, its effects and consequences for both countries, but also for Germany. Prof. Graewe spent several months of research at UC Berkeley at the time and was therefore able to focus on the American perspective.

Finally, Dr. Wan-Hsin Liu presented the opportunities and risks that arise for Europe from the “New Silk Road” project. She presented the research results from the latest study by ifW Kiel and focused on the problem of increasing capacity bottlenecks in rail transport.

The various breaks as well as the get-together with canapés and wine in the evening were used for a lively, interested exchange among the guests and speakers.

The annual conference was a great success. We thank all participants very much.

The programme and further information can be found here.