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In the classic view of contracts, contractual arrangements work because they provide legal certainty of the precise responsibilities that are assumed by parties. With the act of contractually specifying what is agreed on, parties fixate and communicate their respective positions. However, as modern contract theory recognises, such fixation is only possible to a very limited extent, and actually is not even desired to such an extent by the contract parties themselves. This does not mean that there is no need for legal certainty, only that this is a merely a limited virtue. In modern contract practice parties rather wish to have a certain flexibility to adapt to unforeseeable developments, while still having sufficient guarantees that fair results will be obtained. This means that contractual communication should not solely occur through the contract but rather beside and outside the contract, thereby influencing the contract itself. Hence contracts themselves should become responsive. On the one hand, courts have responded by allowing contractual and pseudo-contractual constructs to create ties between parties that were not explicitly made (connected contracts). On the other hand, in certain areas a reconceptualisation of contract theory is required to allow interacting parties to modulate their positions according to growing insights in their relationship. There are a number of lines of research to be pursued.

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private law Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences
civil code Social Sciences
European Law Social Sciences
liability Social Sciences
damages Social Sciences
notary public Social Sciences
case law Social Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2018

De blockchain als alternatief voor de notariële praktijk

Tjong Tjin Tai, E. 20 May 2018 Financiële zorgplicht van de notaris. Schols, F. W. J. M. & Waaijer, B. C. M. (eds.). De Haag: Sdu juridisch, p. 99-135 37 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

notary public

Netwerkaansprakelijkheid voor gebrekkige samenhangende zorg

Zegveld, C. 23 May 2018 Tilburg: Prisma Print. 257 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access

Ontwikkelingen in het EU-recht: Uber een vervoersaanbieder

de Vries-Stotijn, A. 2018 In : Tijdschrift voor consumentenrecht & handelspraktijken. 4, p. 174-177 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional


Over de juridische status van een handreiking

van Gulijk, S. Aug 2018 In : Tijdschrift voor Bouwrecht. 11, 8, p. 764-766 3 p., 114

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Platformen als uitdaging voor het privaatrecht

Tjong Tjin Tai, E. 9 Nov 2018 In : WPNR: Weekblad voor Privaatrecht, Notariaat en Registratie. 149, 7214, p. 835-841 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

private law

Activities 2013 2018

  • 9 Invited talk
  • 2 Participation in conference

Excuses in smart contracts

Tjong Tjin Tai, E. (Speaker)
4 May 2018

Activity: Invited talkScientific

Seminar Vereniging voor Bouwrecht

van Gulijk, S. (Organiser)
Mar 2017 → …

Activity: Participation in conferenceScientific

Formalization of contract law for smart contracts

Tjong Tjin Tai, E. (Speaker)
16 Jun 2017

Activity: Invited talkScientific

Blockchain en smart contracts

Tjong Tjin Tai, E. (Speaker)
18 May 2017

Activity: Invited talkScientific

Goederenrecht en digitalisering

Tjong Tjin Tai, E. (Speaker), Koen Swinnen (Speaker)
20 Nov 2017

Activity: Invited talkScientific

Rechtsvorming door de Hoge Raad

van Gulijk, S. (Speaker)
18 Mar 2016

Activity: Invited talkScientific

Press / Media

Blockchain research

Eric Tjong Tjin Tai


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment