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Workshop Private Law at KU Leuven on European Tort Law

November 5th I had the great honor to present a new paper to my colleagues in Leuven. The paper (co-authored with my Tilburg colleague Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna) concerns the extra-contractual liability of the European Union for the failure to adjudicate within a reasonable time, as addressed in the cases of Gascogne, Kendrion and ASPLA (December 2018). The non-contractual liability for damages caused by judicial decisions is one of the most disputed domains of tort law. EU

PIP scandal to be addressed by Dutch Supreme Court

The outcome of damages actions in the Netherlands involving the liability of doctors, clinics and hospitals responsible for the placing of PIP silicone breast implants will likely be determined by a ruling of the Dutch Supreme Court, expected for Spring 2020. Late August 2019, the Court of Appeal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch referred questions to the Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raad) under the national preliminary reference scheme, asking for the interpretation of the strict(er) liability rule of

Visiting Professorship KU Leuven

I am exited to announce that I have been awarded a Visiting Professorship at KU Leuven for the academic year 2019/2020! The professorship is funded by the Belgian Journal of Private Law (Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht – TPR) and is officially known as the TPR-Wisselleerstoel. KU Leuven will be my residence for one year, during which I will participate in the educational activities of the Law Faculty and will continue my research project on the Constitutionalization

Sciences Po

I will be a speaker at the two day conference ‘Reimagining Contract in a World of Global Value Chains’ at Sciences Po Law School in Paris, 9–10 May 2019. The workshop is hosted by the SAB Global Value Chains @ Sciences Po. You can find the background to the event here

New publications with OUP and Elgar

I am glad to share the news that two new articles were published. The first (co-authored with Phillip Paiement) concerns a bibliography on Transnational Private Regulation and appeared in OUP’s Bibliographies of Political Science. The second is a Chapter of mine on the interplay between EU primary law (free movement of goods and services) and private law remedies (Intersentia, Cambridge). See for more details my project pages on Private regulation European private law

Invited speaker at NILG annual conference

1 December 2017 the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance (NILG) will host its annual conference. This year’s theme is The Future of Law & Technocratic Regulation by Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation & Normalisation (‘SCAN’). My talk at the conference will concern the potential of standards-development organisations to be held liable for their regulatory activities. The programme and abstracts can be downloaded here NILG conference webpage

Visiting researcher at Oxford

I am happy to announce that I will be a visiting academic at the Institute of European and Comparative Law (IECL) at Oxford University. My stay is scheduled in the fall of 2018 and has the purpose to review English case law and literature on the liability of (private) regulators. IECL Academic Visitor programme