Prof. Hesselink has been a member of several international research groups and projects including the Study Group on a European Civil Code, the Social Justice Group and the Common Core Project. He is a founding editor of the European Review of Contract Law. Between 2010 and 2013 he served as a member of the European Commission’s expert group on European contract law. In addition, he wrote numerous studies, reports and briefing notes on matters of contract law and consumer law for the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament.
Within the Private Law Across Borders programme he teaches courses in Private law in a European and International Context and European Contract Law and Justice.
Prof. Kortmann is Professor by special appointment of Special topics in private law. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford with a thesis on liability for nonfeasance and negotiorum gestio. Since 2002 he has practiced as a lawyer for the Stibbe law firm in Amsterdam, for which he was detached to Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York from 2005 to 2006. In his legal practice, Kortmann advises and litigates primarily on issues of national and international liability, in relation to which he has acted for accountants, banks and directors, among others.
Within this Master’s programme, he teaches the subject of European Tort Law.
Chantal Mak is a Professor of Private law, in particular fundamental rights and private law, at the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law and director of the Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies. Her research focuses on the constitutional legal framework for private law in Europe and the influence of constitutional law (including fundamental rights) on private law matters, with a special interest for the role of the judiciary in European private law.
She teaches Fundamental rights in private law within this Master’s programme.
Prof. De Weijs is Professor of National and International Insolvency Law. He conducts research on national and international rules of insolvency law: the rules that apply when individuals or companies are no longer able to pay their debts. He investigates distribution issues surrounding the bankruptcy of businesses in a complex society, in which he combines research in the field of law and economics. Since 2001 he has worked at the law firm Houthoff Buruma, as an attorney and later also as a court appointed trustee.
De Weijs lectures in the course on Finance, Security and Insolvency. In his teaching, he challenges his students to take a critical view at current law. He trains them to identify patterns of opportunistic behavior and evaluate the extent to which the law succeeds in setting limits to such behavior.
Dr Bartl is a senior researcher within the project ‘The Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking’. She was awarded a personal grant by the NWO (the national research council of the Netherlands) to perform research into how the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) affects democratic processes. In her research she analyses TTIP from the perspective of ‘de-democratization’ of market regulation beyond the state, with the aim to develop tools on how to minimize negative effects.
Within the Master’s programme, she teaches a course on TTIP, CETA, TISA: markets beyond the state and the politics of private law.