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

  • 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

  • Melissa de Groot
    Compensation for costs of care: challenges at the interface of civil liability law and the public health care system

    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas
  • Joost Stam
    De bestuurdersaansprakelijkheidsverzekering (Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance)

    Promotor: N. van Tiggele - van der Velde
  • Hilde Verweij-Hoogendijk
    Interfamilial Immunity to Liability? The Role of Tort Law and Insurance in Family Relationships

    Promotores: Prof. S. Lindenbergh & Prof. H.N. Schelhaas

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

  • Warren de Waegh
    Sinking in an ocean of debts: maritime insolvencies in the EU

    Promotor: Prof. F. Smeele
  • Mathijs Giltjes
    High frequency trading form a market-abuse perspective. An interdisciplinary research into the potential detrimental effects of high frequency trading
    Promotores: Prof. K.W.H. Broekhuizen & Dr A.C.W. Pijls

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

  • Radwan Eshkita
    Data protection laws in the Middle East
    Promotores: Prof. E. Stamhuis & Prof.dr. K. Heine


  • 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


  • Gwendolyn Geuze
    An Analysis of the Perceptions and Effects of Alternatives to Detention in the Dutch Juvenile Justice System.
    Promotores: Prof. F. Weerman & Dr. T. Fischer


  • Amr Marzouk
    Experimental authoritarianism: how illiberal regimes learn to dominate cyberspac

    Promotores: Prof. R. van Swaaningen & Dr. W. van der Wagen

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

  • Jolanda Andela
    Starvation as a core crime violation

    Promotores: Prof. K. Henrard & Dr. H. Cuyckens
  • Stephanie Triefus
    Regulatory Depoliticization: International Economic Law, Social Inclusion & Human Rights

    Promotores: Prof. J. Temperman & Prof. A. Arcuri
  • Aziza Mayar
    The role of International Law in Business

    Promotores: Prof. E. Hey & Prof. K.E.H. Maas

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 Health Care

  • Lujia Sun
    A Legal Study on Mobile Health: Implications for China
    Promotor: Prof. M. Buijsen

Law and Economics

  • Çiçek Gürkan
    The Role of Banks for Corporate Governance
    Promotores: Prof.dr. P. Leyens & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Peng Peng
    Platform Competition in the Internet Industry
    Promotores: Prof. E. Carbonara & Prof.dr. K. Heine
  • Gustavo Wesselhoefft
    Multiparty Contracts & Non-Recourse Finance (Project Finance) Law and Economics
    Promotores: Prof.dr. P. Leyens & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Maria Pia Sacco
    The Role of Intermediaries in International Corporate Bribery – Efficient Liability Standards from A Law and Economics Perspective
    Promotores: Prof. P. Vanin, Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. & Prof.dr. S. Oded
  • Cintia Nunes
    Administered Contracts for Petroleum Extraction in Brazil
    Promotores: Prof.dr. K. Heine & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Mulugeta Bogale
    Labor Regulation, Informality and Economic Growth in SSA: An Empirical Analysis
    Promotores: Prof. H. Schafer & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Dirk Heine
    Challenges and Solutions to Environmental Tax Reforms
    Promotores: Dr. E Aisbett, Prof.dr. A. Heise & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Danny Blaustein
    Corporate Governance of Start-ups
    Promotores: Prof. A. Pomelli, Prof. L. Bottazzi & Prof.dr. A.M. Pacces
  • Salvini Datta
    Ex ante regulation and ex post liability in the pharmaceutical industry
    Promotores: Prof. V. Denicolo & Prof.dr. R. Van den Bergh
  • Damiano Giacometti
    Essays on the Law and Economics of Credence Goods Markets
    Promotores: Prof. M. Casari & Prof.dr. R. Van den Bergh
  • Ekaterine Lomtatidze
    Constitutionalizing Social Rights: Public Choice Analysis
    Promotores: Prof.dr. S. Oeter & Prof.dr. K. Heine
  • Joé Rieff
    Increased Fiscal Coordination between European Member States: A necessity to further market integration?
    Promotores: Prof.dr. R. Van den Bergh & Prof.dr. K. Heine
  • Nan Yu
    Mandatory Dividend Regulations in the Stock Market: A Comparative Law and Economics Analysis
    Promotores: Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. & Prof. dr. Guangdong Xu
  • Denard Veshi
    The European management of refugees’ movement
    Promotores: Prof. E. Salzberger & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • KanHsueh Chiang
    Does Information Cost Lead to Medical Moral Hazard? --Evidence from Taiwan National Health Insurance
    Promotores: Dr. A. Miller, Prof.dr. L.T. Visscher & dr. E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko
  • Eman Muhammad Rashwan
    The Impact of the Political Transformations on the Constitutional Reforms After the Arab Spring (Case Study of Egypt and Tunisia)
    Promotores: Prof.dr. S. Voigt & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Chiara Focacci
    Essays on Active Labour Market Policies
    Promotores: dr. A.M.I.B. Vandenberghe, Prof. E. Santarelli & Prof. F. Fauri
  • Carlos Riquelme Ruz
    Equalities and inequalities in sovereign debt restructuring. A law and economics perspective
    Promotores: Prof.dr. A. van Aaken & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Lucas Chacha
    Measuring enforcement shock impact on deterring corruption in Brazil
    Promotores: Prof.dr. S. Oded & dr. E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko
  • Martin Holderied
    Interest Theories on the Regulation of Sharing Economy Markets
    Promotores: Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. & dr. E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko
  • Mrinmayi Katdare
    Precautionary Principle – Redundant or Misunderstood?
    Promotores: Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. & dr. E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko
  • Francesca Leucci
    The Law and Economics of Landscape
    Promotores: Prof. L. Franzoni & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Yoshiki Nakajima
    Law and Social Choice
    Promotores: Dr A. Miller
  • Ayman Fouda
    The Diffusion of Innovation in Healthcare: Economic and Regulatory Perspectives
    Promotores: Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. en Prof. G. Fiorentini
  • Alberto Quintavalla
    Building a New Water Policy: Giving Water Its Full Value
    Promotores: Prof.dr. K. Heine & Prof.dr. E. Hey
  • Maria Fernanda Caporale Madi
    The regulatory dilemma of vertical agreements: a Comparative Law & Economics analysis of Europe and Brazil
    Promotores: Prof.dr. R. Van Den Bergh & Prof.dr. N. Philipsen
  • Shu Li
    3D printing and product safety
    Promotores: Prof.dr. K. Heine & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Edoardo David Martino
    Law & Economics of bail-in and the corporate governance of banks
    Promotores: Prof.dr. A.M. Pacces & Prof.dr. W.G. Ringe
  • Yong-Fu Chang
    Constitutional Environmental Protection and Its Implementation: A Law and Economics Analysis
    Promotores: Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. & Prof. N.J. Philipsen
  • Maria Carolina de Campos
    Nudging - viability and effectiveness
    Supervisors: Prof.dr. F. Weber & Prof.dr. K. Heine & dr. P.T.M. Desmet
  • Kuan-Jung Peng
    Law and Economic Analysis of Financial Technology
    Promotores: Prof.dr. S. Oded & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Liam Wells
    The Regulation of Pharmaceuticals in the US and EU
    Promotores: Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. & 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.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. & Prof.dr. G.D.X. Xu
  • Jian Jiang
    Vulnerability, cybersecurity, and the rule of law and regulation herein
    Promotores: Prof.dr. N.J. Philipsen & Dr. A. Miller
  • Elena Ghibellini
    Bank Crises Resolution and State Aid
    Promotores: Prof.dr. A.M. Pacces & Prof. M. Lamandini
  • Renny Reyes
    Regulatory Governance Cycle in Latin American Countries
    Promotores: Prof.dr. A.M. Pacces & Dr. A. Renda
  • Paul Daniel Aubrecht
    The Arbitrability of Tort Claims: A Comparative Law and Economics Analysis
    Promotores: Prof.dr. L.T. Visscher & Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M.
  • Zhang Yayi
    Anti-foreign Bribery Law Enforcement: Lessons from the United States for China
    Promotores: Prof.dr. Y. Li & Prof.dr. S. Oded
  • Ma Wanli
    Whither Domestic Courts? The Observation, Evaluation and Reformation of Domestic Courts’ Involvement in International Investment Dispute Settlement
    Promotores: Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. & Prof.dr. Y. Li
  • Zhang Jinyue
    Externalities Generated by Shadow Banking Activities in the Collective Investment Schemes Market and the Regulatory Response
    Promotores: Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. & Prof.dr. G.D.X. Xu
  • Laurenz Goldhahn
    The Effect of Regulating Executive Compensation on Corporate Social Responsibility
    Promotores: Prof.dr. S. Oded & Prof.dr. W.G. Ringe & Prof. A. Pomelli
  • Jan Essink
    The Law & Economics of European Integration of Asylum Policy
    Promotores: Prof.dr. M.G. Faure LL.M. & Dr. E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko & Prof. P. Vanin
  • Evangelia Nissioti
    Law and Economics of Mediation
    Promotores: Prof.dr. R. Bork, Prof.dr. L.T. Visscher & dr. E. Kantorowicz-Reznichenko
  • Tristan Kik
    Competition law in the data economy
    Promotores: Prof. N.J. Philipsen & Prof. L.T. Visscher
  • Jiejing Shi
    The process of One Belt One Road Initiativ
    Promotor: Prof. W.M. de Jong
  • Meiqing Wang
    Research on Compensation Mechanism in Investor-Sate Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in International Investment Law
    Promotores: Prof. M. Scheltema & Prof. Y. Li

Sociology, Theory and Methodology

  • 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

  • Merel van de Poel
    Reconceptualizing the public-private law divide. A philosophical approach

    Promotores: Prof. H.S. Taekema & Dr. G. van Oenen

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