Centre for the Study of European Contract Law



Prof. Martijn W. Hesselink is Director of CSECL. He is assisted by Deputy Director Dr Marija Bartl.


The CSECL is made up of talented researchers from the UvA private law department. CSECL researchers enjoy additional research time, opportunities for tenure track positions and the autonomy to creatively develop their own research agendas.  As long as they meet publication requirements, CSECL researchers may develop their own projects and papers, organise conference, edit volumes and work with institutions.

CSECL PhD Candidates spend time at a foreign university, often Harvard, Columbia, NYU or the MPI in Hamburg and are encouraged to develop research profiles distinct from their supervisors / research leaders.

The CSECL supports both the research of its staff and PhD candidates through bi-weekly internal seminars and participation in the Ius Commune research school.

CSECL-members in 2018
  • dr. M. (Marija) Bartl

    Legitimacy in postnational constellations; the ‘market-re-embedding’ role of private law in the postnational setting, and its link to the democracy in private law debate; the constitutional aspects of (European) private law

    M.Bartl@uva.nl | T: 0205253871

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  • mr. N.J. (Nik) de Boer LLM

    Democratic legitimacy of judicial resistance by national constitutional courts to European integration

  • Ms L.E. (Laura) Burgers LLM

    Democratic legitimacy of judge-made law on remedies in European private law

    l.e.burgers@uva.nl | T: 0205254137

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  • Ms J.M.L. (Anna) van Duin LLM

    Developing practical guidelines for realising effective judicial protection of private parties’ rights in the interplay of EU law and national private law

    J.M.L.vanDuin@uva.nl | T: 0205258385

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  • mr. S. (Selma) de Groot

    The interplay between the security transfer and the right of pledge

    S.deGroot@uva.nl | T: 0205252945

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  • prof. dr. M.W. (Martijn) Hesselink

    European private law, private law theory and legal methodology

    M.W.Hesselink@uva.nl | T: 0205253569

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  • Ms T.A.H. (Tawnee) Hill

    The European private law democratic dimensions of the emerging digital platform economy

    t.a.h.hill@uva.nl |

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  • prof. dr. A.A.H. (Aukje) van Hoek

    Private International Law and Civil Procedure

    a.a.h.vanhoek@uva.nl | T: 0205253519

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  • Ms M.S. (Mirthe) Jiwa LLM

    The notion of personality in European private law

    M.S.Jiwa@uva.nl |

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  • Mr A.L. (Aart) Jonkers LLM

    Opportunism in guarantee contracts

    A.L.Jonkers@uva.nl | T: 0205253402

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  • mr. M. (Mia) Junuzović LLM

    European guidelines on transparency of online disclosures

    M.Junuzovic@uva.nl |

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  • prof. dr. J.S. (Jeroen) Kortmann

    European tort law

    J.S.Kortmann@uva.nl |

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  • Ms C. (Candida) Leone LLM

    Unfair terms in labour contracts

    C.Leone@uva.nl | T: 0205255565

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  • prof. dr. M.B.M. (Marco) Loos

    Contract law, consumer law and European private law

    m.b.m.loos@uva.nl | T: 0205253423

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  • prof. dr. C. (Chantal) Mak

    European contract law, the constitutionalisation of this field of law and the role of the judiciary in the harmonisation process

    C.Mak@uva.nl | T: 0205253474

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  • dr. A.E. (Marieke) Oderkerk

    General theory and methodology of comparative law, international family law

    A.E.Oderkerk@uva.nl | T: 0205253404

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  • mr. S. (Sacha) Tamboer

    De klachtplicht bij non-conformiteit

    S.Tamboer@uva.nl | T: 0205252468

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  • prof. dr. A.F. (Arthur) Salomons

    Dutch and European property law

    a.f.salomons@uva.nl | T: 0205253489

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  • dr. L.K.L. (Lyn) Tjon Soei Len

    Theoretical questions concerning the relationship between theories of justice and contract (private) law and questions concerning private autonomy and postnational lawmaking

    L.K.L.TjonSoeiLen@uva.nl | T: 0205253134

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  • prof. dr. R.J. (Rolef) de Weijs

    European Property Law and Insolvency Law

    R.J.deWeijs@uva.nl | T: 0205253795

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Published by  CSECL

11 September 2018