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Paul Verbruggen, LLM MPhil

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  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 320

    5037 DE Tilburg

    Netherlands

Accepting PhD Students

20092019
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Personal profile

Research interests

As a researcher within the Veniproject The Constitutionalization of private regulation, I am focused on the liability of private agencies for their regulatory activities, such as monitoring, sanctioning and setting norms. To give a concrete example: a French manufacturer of breast implants was found to have lied about the composition of its product. The implants started to leak and tear, with awful medical consequences for women all over the world. There was just one problem: the manufacturer had already gone bankrupt. Who is liable in such a case, the regulator? Can you hold a party liable that isn't directly responsible? What are the reasonable limits of liability law in and outside Europe? The cross-border aspect is facinating: in different countries judges may apply different policy considerations after all.

Career

Paul Verbruggen is Associate Professor of Private Law at Tilburg Law School and research coordinator of the Tilburg Institute for Private Law (TIP). Paul wrote his PhD thesis at the European University Institute in Florence, and was a visiting researcher at London School of Economics and Political Science (2011) and at the University of Oxford (2018). Before joining Tilburg Law School he was assistant professor of private law at Radboud University, the Netherlands.

Current courses

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External positions

(Tijdschrift Consumentenrecht)

1 Sep 2015 → …

Keywords

  • European Private Law
  • Liability Law
  • Self Regulation
  • Consumer Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Regulation

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Research Output 2009 2019

Good governance of private standardization and the role of tort law

Verbruggen, P., Apr 2019, In : European Review of Private Law. 27, 2, p. 319-352 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

good governance
Law
incentive
firm
costs

Introduction - Regulating private regulators: Understanding the role of private law

Verbruggen, P., Apr 2019, In : European Review of Private Law. 27, 2, p. 175-186 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
private law

Private food safety standards, private law, and the EU: Exploring the linkages in constitutionalization

Verbruggen, P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The role of the EU in transnational legal ordering : Standards, contracts, and codes . Cantero Gamito, M. & Micklitz, H-W. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, p. Forthcoming

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

Open Access
File
private law
EU
food
legitimacy
good governance

Regulating private regulators: Understanding the role of private law

Verbruggen, P. (ed.), Apr 2019, In : European Review of Private Law. 27, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issueScientificpeer-review

Speelveiligheid voor de jonge consument

Verbruggen, P., Apr 2019, In : Tijdschrift voor consumentenrecht & handelspraktijken. 2019, 2, p. 50-52 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialProfessional

Open Access
File

Activities 2015 2019

European Review of Private Law (Journal)

Paul Verbruggen (Editor of special issue)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques

Paul Verbruggen (Contributor)
2 Mar 20189 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

WPNR: Weekblad voor privaatrecht, notariaat en registratie (Journal)

Paul Verbruggen (Reviewer)
Sep 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford

Paul Verbruggen (Visiting researcher)
1 Aug 20181 Nov 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Legal aspects of data science

T.F.E. Tjong Tjin Tai (Organiser), Vanessa Mak (Organiser), Paul Verbruggen (Organiser), Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna (Organiser)
17 May 201818 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conferenceScientific

Press / Media

15 minuten bijdrage aan radioprogramma

P.W.J. Verbruggen

7/07/15

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Prizes / Recognition

VENI Grant

Paul Verbruggen (Recipient), Jul 2016

Prize