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Personal profile

Research interests

Prof. Dr. Ianika N. Tzankova holds the first European chair in the field of Class Actions and Mass Claim Dispute Resolution, established in 2007. She currently serves as the Interim Academic Director of the Global Law Bachelor where she developed and teaches the course on Civil Procedure and Global Dispute Resolution. The course and the interactive methods used were featured in the program of the Ministry of Education of the Netherlands during a state visit to Canada in May 2015 and was awarded the Innovation Challenge award of the Dutch Ministry of Education in 2016. Prof. Tzankova also serves as Academic Director of the university's Honours Outreach Program and led the re-design of the program. 

Prof. Tzankova was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford University in 2012, where she co-taught a course on transnational litigation and has been a Visiting Professor at Paris Dauphine University since 2017. She has authored numerous articles on civil procedure, mass claims and collective redress and is the co-editor with Deborah Hensler and Christopher Hodges of CLASS ACTIONS IN CONTEXT (Elgar, 2016). 

Prof. Tzankova complements her academic research and teaching with an active practice focusing on transnational litigation, litigation project management and alternative dispute resolution. She was a member of the Working Group of the European Law Institute that drafted the Statement on Private Enforcement of Competition Damages Claims and Collective Redress, and is currently a member of a working group of the ALI/UNIDROIT project on Transnational Civil Procedure. 

Current courses

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  • Procedural Law
  • Liability Law
  • Private Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Law Of Civil Procedure

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Research Output

Noot bij Gerechtshof Amsterdam, 13 juli 2018 (Wet collectieve afwikkeling massaschade Fortis/Ageas)

Tzankova, I., 21 Oct 2018, In : Jurisprudentie Onderneming & Recht. 6, 10, (Wet collectieve afwikkeling massaschade Fortis/Ageas; 13/07/18, ECLI ID: ECLI:NL:GHAMS:2018:2422).

Research output: Contribution to journalCase noteScientific

Wetsvoorstel collectieve schadevergoedingsactie: Een oplossing voor welk probleem ook alweer?

Tzankova, I., 2017, In : Tijdschrift voor Vergoeding Personenschade. 16, 4, p. 107-119 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Class actions in context: How culture, economics and politics shape collective litigation

Tzankova, I. (ed.), Hensler, D. R. (ed.) & Hodges, C. (ed.), 2016, Edward Elgar Publishing. 428 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

Collective redress in Vie d'Or: A reflection on a European cultural phenomenon

Tzankova, I., 2016, Class actions in context : How culture, economics and politics shape collective litigation. Tzankova, I., Hensler, D. R. & Hodges, C. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 117-134 18 p.

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

The culture of collective litigation: A comparative analysis

Tzankova, I. & Stier, B., 2016, Class actions in context: How culture, economics and politics shape collective litigation. Hodges, C., Hensler, D. R. & Tzankova, I. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 23-50 28 p.

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


Afwikkeling van massaschade

Tzankova, I.

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Project: Research project

Objectieve criteria en normering

Vranken, J. B. M., Giesen, I., Tzankova, I., van Zeeland, C. M. C., Kamminga, Y. P., Barendrecht, M. & Weterings, W.

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Project: Research project

Fundamentele herbezinning burgerlijk procesrecht

Vranken, J. B. M. & Tzankova, I.

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Project: Research project

Civil Procedure Reform

Tzankova, I., Sluijter, P., Barendrecht, M., Pellis, L. T. L. G., Bolt, K. F., de Hoon, M. W., Asser, W. D. H., Groen, H. A., Vranken, J. B. M., Tzankova, I. & Weterings, W.


Project: Research project

Complex Litigation.

Tzankova, I. & Vranken, J. B. M.


Project: Research project