Over the past decades, we have continuously built up a comprehensive network enabling research cooperations with universities and individual university lecturers in all EU countries as well as Japan, USA, Canada, South Africa and Brazil. Its database contains almost 15,000 addresses, of which 5,500 are abroad. The institute is active in the International Organisation of Consumer Law (IACL) and participates in the research network Consumer Bankruptcy of the Law & Society Association. Formal cooperation agreements have been signed with the Universities of Trento (Italy) and Santiago di Compostella (Spain). There is also an ongoing cooperation with Brunel University, London, University of Manchester, Complutense University, Madrid, LUMSA University Rome, University of Nijmwegen, ZERP, Bremen, Université de Genève.