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    5037 DE Tilburg

    Netherlands

20152018
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Research interests

Dave De ruysscher (1978) (MA, LLM, PhD) is legal historian and lawyer. He researches in themes regarding the history of commercial and private law until the present day. The focus of his research has thus far been on early modern commercial law, in particular on bills of exchange, partnership (legal personhood) and bankruptcy, and also on contract law of that period (assignment, legal capacity to contract). He has written three substantial books, and several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in English, French and Dutch. In 2016, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant, on the theme of collateral rights and insolvency (see www.clls.eu). 

Current courses

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PhD supervision

  • Maurits den Hollander, Authority or Aldermen? Legal Traditions and Commercial Practices on Bankruptcy in Amsterdam between c. 1500 and c. 1800 
  • Remko Mooi, Insolvency and Security Interests in Early Modern Frankfurt
  • Marta Lupi, Insolvency and Security Interests in Early Modern Lyon
  • Mark A. Samut, An Analysis of Private Law Elements of the Municipal Code of Malta 1784

External positions

(Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

1 Jan 2017 → …

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political history Social Sciences
Belgian Social Sciences
art Social Sciences
science Social Sciences
Monographs Arts & Humanities
Nomination Arts & Humanities
George Frideric Handel Arts & Humanities
Dutch Language Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2015 2018

At the end the creditors win: Pre-insolvency proceedings in France, Belgium and the Netherlands (1807-c. 1910)

De ruysscher, D. 14 Oct 2018 In : Comparative Legal History. 6, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Belgium: Marine insurance

De ruysscher, D. 1 May 2018 Comparative history of insurance law in Europe: A research agenda . Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, Vol. 1, p. 110-132 23 p. (Comparative Studies in the History of Insurance Law)

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

Bescheiden toezichter of bemiddelaar: De plaats van de rechter in reorganisatie en faillissement vanuit rechtshistorisch perspectief

De ruysscher, D. 21 Sep 2018 In : Tijdschrift voor privaatrecht. 2018, 2, p. 147-218 72 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

De gewoonte in het Nederlands en Belgisch economisch privaatrecht (19de-21ste eeuw)

De ruysscher, D. & In't Veld, C. M. 20 Jan 2018 In : Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht. 54, 2-3, p. 417-454 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

How normative were merchant manuals: Of customs, practices, techniques and … good advice (Antwerp 16th Century)

De ruysscher, D. 1 Mar 2018 Understanding the sources of early modern and modern commercial law: Courts, statutes, contracts and legal scholarship. Pihlajamäki, H., Cordes, A., Dauchy, S. & De ruysscher, D. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 144-165 22 p.

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

Activities 2013 2019

Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek FWO (External organisation)

De ruysscher, D. (Member)
1 Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Membership of committeeScientific

Lex mercatoria traditions

De ruysscher, D. (Speaker)
6 Mar 2018

Activity: Invited talkScientific

TransLex: Transferring and Translating Concepts in Law and History

De ruysscher, D. (Organiser)
14 Dec 2018

Activity: Organising a workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

Legal reforms: insolvency law today and tomorrow

De ruysscher, D. (Speaker)
7 Jun 2018

Activity: Invited talkScientific

Paradigms and trends in bankruptcy theory and history

De ruysscher, D. (Speaker)
4 Jun 2018

Activity: Invited talkScientific

Prizes / Recognition

ERC Starting Grant 2016

Dave De ruysscher (Recipient), 15 Aug 2016

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Nomination Frans van Cauwelaert-prize 2010

Dave De ruysscher (Recipient), 1 Dec 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monographs
Nomination
Belgium
Dutch Language
Art

Prix Charles Duvivier 2012

Dave De ruysscher (Recipient), 1 Dec 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

political history
Belgian
art
science

TPR-prize 2012

Dave De ruysscher (Recipient), 1 Jun 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)