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Christiane von BarChristiane von Bary is a Senior Research Fellow and post-doctoral candidate at the Institute for International Law at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany. She obtained a PhD with her dissertation on “Choice-of-Court and Arbitration Agreements in International Succession Law” from the University of Passau, where she also worked as a research assistant.

Her main research interests lie in private international law and comparative law, in particular in the area of family and succession law. She has worked on a variety of topics in family law, with a special focus on parenthood. Currently, she is co-editing a comparative volume on social parenthood and working on the project for her habilitation thesis which looks at autonomy in family law, in particular at how the law allows for autonomy through voluntary acts and how these acts are and are not treated differently in a family law context compared to other areas of law.