PhD Projects

Civil Law

  • Dang Hongwei
    Reforming the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System from the Perspective of Sustainable Development
    Promotores: Prof. M. Scheltema & Prof. Y. Li

  • Chen Yihua
    Third-party Funding in International Arbitration
    Promotores: Prof. G. Meijer & Prof. F. de Ly

  • Emma van Gelder
    Digitalisation of Civil Procedure (ODR)
    Supervisor: Prof. X.E. Kramer

  • Georgia Antonopoulou
    International Commercial Courts in Europe
    Promotores: Prof. X.E. Kramer & Prof. E. Bauw

  • Priskila Penasthika
    The Challenges in Applying Choice of Law Clause in International Commercial Contracts: Indonesia as an Illustrative Case Study
    Promotores: Prof. X.E. Kramer & Prof. W.G. Werner

  • Marta Kolacz
    Cargo bundling – horizontal cooperation between SMEs for joint transportation
    Promotores: Prof. X.E. Kramer & Prof. Frank Smeele

  • Aster Schreuder
    The weight of the qualities of parties: norm or fact?
    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Femke Ruitenbeek
    Understanding the missing link in the relational restoration of personal injury victims
    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Evelien Engelhard
    Improvement initiatives to the personal injury process in the Netherlands, Ireland, the United States and England & Wales – a search for success factors
    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Sarah van Os
    Diversity in Justice? – A comparative, Interdisciplinary and Empirical Study into Legal Culture
    Promotores: Supervisors: Prof. H.N. Schelhaas & Dr P.T.M. Desmet & Dr C.P. Reinders Folmer

  • Marnix Hebly
    Damage assessment and time
    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Ilja Tillema
    Entrepreneurial Mass Litigation
    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. W.H. van Boom

  • Heleen Tiemersma
    Fostering Business Respect for Human Rights through Finance; addressing the role of Financial Institutions in preventing company-community conflict in the extractive industries
    Promotor: Prof. M. Scheltema

Commercial, Financial, and Company Law

  • Du Du
    A Comparative Study of Laws concerning Foreign Takeover Bids: China and the Netherlands
    Promotores: Prof. C.A. Schwarz & Prof. Y. Li

  • Fu Qiqi
    Minority Shareholder Protection in Chinese Listed Companies: A Comparative Study with the US and the Netherlands
    Promotores: Prof. M.J. van Ginneken & Prof. Y. Li

  • Liu Shuo
    Certain Private Law Issues Relating to Shipbuilding: a Comparative Study of English Law and Chinese Law
    Promotor:  Prof. F. Smeele

  • Ji Yuhan
    Recognition of Foreign Maritime Judgements
    Promotores: Prof. F. Smeele & Prof. Y. Li

  • Xin Wen
    The Unfolding Process and Characteristics of Foreign Investment Legislation in China
    Promotores: Prof. Y. Li & Prof. Maarten Kroeze

  • Titiaan Keijzer
    Dual Class Stock at Dutch Listed Companies
    Promotores: Prof. H. Vletter- van Dort & Prof. Maarten Kroeze

  • R. de Doelder
    Preventing Money Laundering by Banks
    Promotores: Prof. H. Vletter - van Dort & Prof. K.W.H. Broekhuizen

  • Jeroen A. Terstegge
    Limitation of management authority of managing directors of public and private limited liability companies
    Promotores: Prof. B.F. Assink & Prof. L. Timmerman

  • S.B. Garcia Nelen
    Conflicten tussen bestuursbevoegdheden en aandeelhoudersrechten, in het bijzonder bij onderwerpen die raken aan de strategie van de beursvennootschap
    Promotores Prof. C.A. Schwarz  & Prof. B.F. Assink

  • Roy Heesakkers
    Towards a More Inclusive Corporate Law: Accounting for Non-Contractual Stakeholders of Corporation
    Promotor: Supervisor: Prof. M.A. Verbrugh

  • Fiona Unz
    Consumer protection in a disruptive society: A survival guide
    Promotores: Dr W. Verheyen & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Josje de Vogel
    Sustainable Mobility and Consumer Protection
    Promotores: Dr W. Verheyen & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

  • Michelle de Vries
    The role and position from the loss adjuster according to Dutch law
    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. M. van Tiggele-van der Velde

Constitutional Law

  • Marlies Blesgraaf
    Regulation, regulatory burden and room for guidance in education
    Promotores: Prof. P.W.A. Huisman & Prof. M.T.A.B. Laemers


  • Lisa van Reemst
    External aggression against emergency responders: the role of target characteristics
    Promotores: Prof. H.G. van de Bunt & Prof. F. Weerman

  • Mieke Kox
    Borders and Justice. Unauthorised migrants’ understandings of internal border regimes
    Promotor: Prof. R. Staring

  • Marilena Drymioti
    The Greek ‘polis’ under attack: unravelling top-down and bottom-up political violence in times of crisis
    Promotor: Prof. R. van Swaaningen

  • Léa Masse
    Becoming radical: a phenomenological and transnational examination of youth’s Islamic radicalisation in Western countries
    Promotores: R. Staring & Prof. R. van Swaaningen

  • Eleonora Di Molfetta
    Sentencing decision-making processes for immigrants with a vulnerable legal status in Italy
    Promotores: Prof. R. Staring & Prof. R. van Swaaningen

  • Teun van Ruitenburg
    Raising Barriers towards Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: An empirical study on the approach of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in the Netherlands
    Promotores: Prof. H.G. van de Bunt  & Dr W.J. Verhoeven

  • Timo Peeters
    In the thick of struggles: violence, seclusion and social suffering in Guatemala City
    Promotor: Prof. R. van Swaaningen

  • Irma Cleven
    Effectiveness and enforcement of penal protection orders in the pre-sentencing phase
    Promotores: Dr T. Fischer & Prof. R. van Swaaningen

  • Anna Merz
    From CEO to criminal? Uncovering peer-group disapproval of white-collar crime within business communities
    Promotores: Prof. R. van Swaaningen & Dr C.G. van Wingerde

  • Ruben Timmerman
    Irregular migrant workers within Dutch informal economies: The intersection between human trafficking and immigration control
    Promotores: Prof. R. Staring & Prof. R. van Swaaningen

International and European Union Law

  • Margaux Raynaud
    The Norm against Impunity for Serious Human Rights Violations: An International Law Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. K. Henrard & Prof. E. Hey

  • Sophia Paulini
    The Precautionary Principle in the EU's Trade Agreements
    Promotor: Prof. A. Arcuri

  • Nathan de Arriba-Sellier
    The European System of Financial Supervision under the home state supervision principle
    Promotor: Prof. F. Amtenbrink

  • Francesco Pennesi
    The global reach of EU Financial Law
    Promotor: Prof. F. Amtenbrink

  • Elif Gül Yılmazlar
    Settling Conflicts of Human Rights through International and European (Council of Europe/ EU) Standards of Criminalization
    Promotores Prof. E. Hey & Prof. J. Temperman

Labour and Employment Law

  • Amber Zwanenburg
    Drawing the line between business opportunities and sham arrangements in Dutch companies’ search to save on the cost of labour (ab)using the EU internal market freedom
    Promotores: Prof. J.E. Even & Prof. A.R. Houweling

Law and Economics

  • Ayman Fouda
    The Diffusion of Innovation in Healthcare: Economic and Regulatory Perspectives
    Promotores: Prof. M. Faure en Prof. G. Fiorentini

  • Alberto Quintavalla
    Building a New Water Policy: Giving Water Its Full Value
    Promotores: Prof. K. Heine & Prof. E. Hey

  • Maria Fernanda Caporale Madi
    The regulatory dilemma of vertical agreements: a Comparative Law & Economics analysis of Europe and Brazil
    Promotores: Prof. R. Van Den Bergh & Prof. N. Philipsen

  • Shu Li
    3D printing and product safety
    Promotores: Prof. K. Heine & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Stephen Billion
    Regulating Retirement Savings: An Evolutionary Psychology Approach
    Promotores: Prof M.G. Faure & Dr A. Miller & Dr P.T.M. Desmet

  • Edoardo David Martino
    Law & Economics of bail-in and the corporate governance of banks
    Promotores: Prof. A. Pacces & Prof. G. Ringe

  • Yong-Fu Chang
    Constitutional Environmental Protection and Its Implementation: A Law and Economics Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. N.J. Philipsen

  • Maria Carolina de Campos
    Nudging - viability and effectiveness
    Supervisors: Prof. F. Weber & Prof. K. Heine & dr. P.T.M. Desmet

  • Kuan-Jung Peng
    Law and Economic Analysis of Financial Technology
    Promotores: Prof. S. Oded & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Liam Wells
    The Regulation of Pharmaceuticals in the US and EU
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko & Prof. L.A. Franzoni

  • Nan Yu
    Mandatory Dividend Regulations in the Stock Market: A Comparative Law and Economics Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Dr G.D.X. Xu

  • Jian Jiang
    Vilnerability, cybersecurity, and the rule of law and regulation herein
    Promotores: Prof. N.J. Philipsen & Dr A. Miller

  • Gemelee Hirang
    The Persistence of Non-Tariff Measures in ASEAN
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. E. Carbonara

  • Elena Ghibellini
    Bank Crises Resolution and State Aid
    Promotores: Prof. A. Pacces & Prof. M. Lamandini

  • Renny Reyes
    Regulatory Governance Cycle in Latin American Countries
    Promotores: Prof. A. Pacces & Dr A. Renda

  • Unbreen Qayyum
    Religious Cleavages and Electoral Violence
    Promotores: Prof. M. Faure

  • Paul Daniel Aubrecht
    The Arbitrability of Tort Claims: A Comparative Law and Economics Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. L. Visscher & Prof. M.G. Faure

  • Mostafa El Far
    International Investment Law and Domestic Legislations in the MENA Region: Egypt, Jordan and Morocco
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. S. Oeter

  • Zhang Yayi
    Anti-foreign Bribery Law Enforcement: Lessons from the United States for China
    Promotores: Prof. Y. Li & Prof. S. Oded

  • Ma Wanli
    Whither Domestic Courts? The Observation, Evaluation and Reformation of Domestic Courts’ Involvement in International Investment Dispute Settlement
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. Y. Li

  • Shen Yayun
    A Joint Use of Instruments for Green Building Compliance
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. Y. Li

  • Zhang Jinyue
    Externalities Generated by Shadow Banking Activities in the Collective Investment Schemes Market and the Regulatory Response
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Prof. G.D.X. Xu

  • Laurenz Goldhahn
    The Effect of Regulating Executive Compensation on Corporate Social Responsibility
    Promotores: Prof. S. Oded & Prof. W.G. Ringe & A. Pomelli

  • Jan Essink
    The Law & Economics of European Integration of Asylum Policy
    Promotores: Prof. M.G. Faure & Dr E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko & P. Vanin

Sociology, Theory and Methodology

  • Sohail Wahedi
    The Dynamics of Religious Manifestations. On the Mechanism of Abstraction from the Religious Dimension
    Promotores: Prof. W. van der Burg & Prof. J. Temperman

  • Maurits Helmich
    On the Role of ‘Politics’ in Adjudication: A Conceptual-Taxonomical Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. W. van der Burg & Dr Lonneke van der Poort

  • Lester Chen
    The Concept of Toleration and its paradoxes
    Promotores: Prof. W. van der Burg & Dr T.M. de Waal

Tax Law

  • Wang Jie
    Study on Formulary Apportionment
    Promotores: Prof. A. de Graaf & Prof. M. de Wilde

  • Oleksiy Shmatko
    Risk Assessment for the Transfer Pricing Purposes
    Promotor: Prof. A. de Graaf