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

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This article frames the analysis conducted by the authors in this Special Issue on the influence and control of private law over the ways in which private, non-state actors pursue regulatory functions. It offers a dense and substantive introduction to the analysis, and the key assumptions and concepts underlying it. Accordingly, the article’s purpose is to contextualize the research questions that are addressed by the authors, along with the forecasting of conclusions that follow from their contributions jointly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-186
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Review of Private Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
EventRegulating Private Regulators: Understanding the Role of Private Law - Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands
Duration: 24 May 201825 May 2018


  • Private regulation
  • Private law
  • contract law
  • Tort law
  • Standardization
  • Certification
  • Corporate social responsibility


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