The Institute is active in research in the field of applied business law.
This research is based on three pillars: First, an analysis of problems of the current legal situation, planned legislation and literature reviews. Secondly, a continuous survey and evaluation of the deficits in the daily application of the law described by companies as primary users of commercial law. Thirdly, the elaboration of possibilities for improvement at all levels, starting with internal best practice guidelines of the users of the law, through the interpretation of the current legal situation to the elaboration of proposals for amendments to the law.
The focus is always on the clear application-relatedness of the solution approaches.
The Institute is strongly committed to the practical training and further education of business lawyers.
A particular focus is on the legal training of managers with a non-legal educational background (especially business administration, computer science, engineering and natural sciences). To this end, it is involved in the Master of Laws course in Business Law (LL.M.) at the NORDAKADEMIE University of Applied Sciences.
In particular, the Institute brings in high-calibre lecturers through its network (university professors, judges, bank directors and major law firms) and ensures that former students have access to a legal network when they return to work.
The institute regularly hosts interesting events.
An important cornerstone is the annual conference in Hamburg in autumn. Top speakers from business, administration, legal and management consultancy as well as the judiciary speak there on current topics of business law that are truly relevant to companies. There are also numerous other events, such as panel discussions and colloquia.
In addition to the professional exchange at a high level - which is expressed, for example, in the recognition of the annual conference as a specialist lawyers' training course by the Hamburg Bar Association - there is always room for participants and members of the Institute to get to know each other and network in a relaxed atmosphere.