As of 1 January 2023, Matthijs de Jongh has been reappointed at Erasmus School of Law as Professor of Corporate Law, specifically its historical development. This chair, which he has held since 2018 within the Department of Law & Business, offers the opportunity to document long historical lines and contribute to a better understanding of the current law.
Historical research into Corporate Law has been fragmentary until now. To fill the gap, De Jongh will keep focusing on research and documentation of the history of corporate law. In this way, De Jongh aims to clarify long historical lines in corporate law and to contribute to a better understanding of the current laws. In addition, he focuses on current corporate law and seeks links with his primary function as a judge in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Enterprise Chamber). He focuses on corporate litigation and problems concerning external costs in corporate law.
The context of the law
The approach of corporate law and the impact history has on society and how societal developments shape this, perfectly fits the motto of Erasmus School of Law: Where Law meets Business.
The Board of Erasmus School of Law congratulates Matthijs de Jongh on his reappointment and wishes him all the best with his activities.