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International Network

international network

Next to REPP at the University of Groningen, we coordinate the International Network on Public Interest in Private Relationships.

International Network on Public Interests in Private Relationships

Network coordinator: Prof. Dr. Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi

Network participants: more than 60 scholars from 25 countries, of which 55 scholars from outside of the Netherlands (gender balance: 27 female and 28 male researchers).


  • Wolfgang Faber, Professor of Civil Law, University of Salzburg
  • Brigitta Lurger, Professor, Head of the Civil Law Department, University of Graz


  • Vincent Sagaert, Professor of Private Law, University of Leuven


  • Valentina Bineva, Dr., Advocate, Bulgarian Bar Association
  • Angel Shopov, Assistant Professor of Civil Law, University of Plovdiv ‘Paisy Hilendarski’


  • Marko Baretić, Professor of Civil Law, University of Zagreb


  • Nikitas Hatzimihail, Associate Professor of Law, University of Cyprus


  • Zdeněk Nový, Assistant Professor of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic


  • Irene Kull, Professor of Private Law, School of Law, University of Tartu


  • Tuulikki Mikkola, Professor of Private International Law and Family Law, University of Turku
  • Liudmila Sivetc, Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Turku
  • Mika Viljanen, Associate professor of private law, Director, Doctoral Program in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Turku


  • Christine Godt, Professor, Jean Monnet Chair of European and International Economic Law, University of Oldenburg. Proposed topic: “IP-imprinted private relationships and the public interest”
  • Lorenz Kähler, Professor of Civil Law, Civil Procedural Law and Philosophy of Law, University of Bremen. Proposed topic: “Unity of law despite the division of private and public law?”
  • Hans Micklitz, Professor (emeritus), Berlin. Formerly: Professor of Economic Law, European Law Institute, Florence, Italy; Jean Monnet Chair of European Economic Law at the Universities of Bamberg/Erlangen
  • Jörn Reinhard, Professor of Public Law, University of Bremen
  • Christoph Schmid, Professor of European Economic Constitutional Law, Economic Law and Private Law, Director of the Centre of European Law and Politics, University of Bremen
  • Peter-Tobias Stoll, Professor, Jean Monnet Chair for European Union and Global Sustainable Development Through Law, Institute for International Law and European Law, Department for International Economic Law and Environmental Law, University of Göttingen


  • Eugenia Dacoronia, Professor of Civil Law, University of Athens; Attorney-at-Law, European Patent Attorney


  • Attila Menyhárd, Professor of Civil Law, Head of Department, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest


  • Patrick O’Callaghan, Assistant professor of law, University College Cork


  • Mauro Bussani, Professor of Comparative Law, University of Trieste (Italy) & University of Macao (S.A.R. of the P.R. of China)
  • Francesca Fiorentini, Associate professor of Comparative Law, University of Trieste
  • Giorgio Resta, Professor of Comparative Law, University of Rome “Roma Tre”
  • Aurélie Anne Villanueva, PhD candidate at the European University Institute, Florence
  • Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, Professor of Comparative Law, University of Rome “Roma Tre”


  • Theis Klauberg, Lawyer, Rechtsanwalt, Zvērināts advokāts, Riga


  • Julija Kiršienė, Vice-Rector for Research, Professor of Private Law, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas


  • David Zammit, Dr., Head of the Civil Law Department, University of Malta


  • Mateusz Grochowski, Assistant Professor in the Institute of Law Studies (Polish Academy of Sciences), Senior Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Private Law (Hamburg), Emile Noël Fellow (New York University School of Law), Affiliated Fellow, Information Society Project (Yale Law School)


  • Susana Catarina Simões de Almeida, Assistant professor at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
  • Sandra Passinhas, Professor at the University of Coimbra and at the University Lusíada


  • Florin Ciutacu, Professor of Civil Law, Commercial Law and International Commercial Law, Christian University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law;
  • Monika Jozon, Associate Professor, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transilvania, Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania


  • Monika Jurčová, Associate Professor of Civil Law, Trnava University


  • Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell, Professor of Commercial Law, University Carlos III, Madrid
  • María Elena Sánchez Jordan, Professor of Civil Law, University of La Laguna, Tenerife


  • Anna Jonsson Cornell, Professor in Comparative Constitutional Law, Vice Dean Faculty of Law, Uppsala University
  • Annina Persson, Professor of Law, Örebro University
  • Filippo Valguarnera, Associate Professor of Law, Stockholm University


  • Joe Atkinson, Lecturer in Law, University of Sheffield
  • Hugh Beale, Professor of Law (emeritus) at the University of Warwick, Senior Research Fellow of the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford
  • Hugh Collins, Cassel Chair in Commercial Law, London School of Economics
  • Nuno Ferreira, Professor of Law, University of Sussex
  • Eleni Frantziou, Associate Professor in Public Law & Human Rights, Durham Law School
  • Paula Giliker, Professor in Comparative Law, University of Bristol
  • Dorota Leczykiewicz, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford, Official Fellow in Law, St Peter’s College
  • Barend van Leeuwen, Associate Professor in EU Law, Durham Law School
  • Jule Mulder, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol
  • Christine Riefa, Reader, Brunel Law School, Brunel University London
  • Jane Rooney, Assistant Professor in International Law, Durham Law School
  • Bethany Shiner, Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Middlesex University London
  • Stephen Weatherill, Jacques Delors Professor of European Law, University of Oxford


  • Janet Thompson Jackson, Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
  • Lyn K.L. Tjon Soei Len, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University


THE NETHERLANDS (Universities other than the University of Groningen and the Erasmus University Rotterdam):

University of Amsterdam

  • Chantal Mak, Professor of Private Law, with a special focus on fundamental rights and private law
  • Uladzislau Belavusau, Senior Researcher in European Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute -University of Amsterdam

University of Leiden

  • Zeeshan Mansoor, Assistant Professor of Private Law, University of Leiden, and Director at the consultancy firm Alvarez & Marsal, Amsterdam

Utrecht University

  • Claire Loven, PhD candidate, Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice
  • Esther van Schagen, Assistant Professor, Molengraff Institute for Private Law
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