On 1 February 2011, Loes Lennarts (1965) was appointed Professor of Comparative Company Law at the Faculty of Law.
Comparative company law is undergoing major changes and is strongly influenced by international developments and new technologies.
The new chair will focus on comparative company law, i.e.
generating a common frame of reference based on the various legal systems.
Prof. M.L. Lennarts
studied Dutch law in Nijmegen and subsequently gained her PhD at the University of Groningen in 1999 with a thesis entitled
‘Moeder aansprakelijk voor schulden dochter’ (Mother liable for daughter’s debts).
She went on to work at the University of Groningen and at Utrecht University.
Her field of expertise is company law and bankruptcy law.
Professor of Public Order Law Michel Vols has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for his research into the extent to which national and international laws protect people from eviction.
A proposal on the legal constraints and opportunities for the European Union to further its ambitions as an international diplomatic actor has been selected by the European Commission.
Second-year LLB students Reet Varma & Helena Rasch and LLM Public International Law students Jessica Appelmann & Dominique Mollet represented the University of Groningen at the 8th European Human Rights Moot Court Competition.