Tilburg Institute for Private Law (TIP)

Interdisciplinary and empirical-based research, with a focus on the individuals and corporations who use, are involved with, or are influenced by the law and the civil justice system.

Tilburg Institute for Private Law (TIP)

The Tilburg Institute for Private Law (TIP) is the research center of the Private Law department at Tilburg University. TIP aims to promote high-quality research and teaching in private law, with a focus on Dutch and European private law.

The research of the Institute focuses on private law relationships in the broadest sense, with an emphasis on the position of private law in society. We study the ways in which contracts operate in society, how the rules for liability in tort law correspond to the needs of victims, how courts can design proceedings in family law cases, and how financial law and insolvency law can respond to questions arising in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Specific studies also look at the interplay of Dutch and European law, with a particular focus on the role of courts and lawmakers in transnational dialogues.

The activities of TIP are aimed at

  • Doctrinal research into private law relationships with a particular focus on Dutch law, but also including comparative legal research in Europe;
  • Methodological questions, with a particular focus on interdisciplinary research
  • International aspects of private law, looking at the interplay of Dutch and European private law, and exploring broader questions of transnational private regulation.

 This website contains links to our research programme and to the websites of individual researchers in the department. It also contains a link to our working paper series on SSRN, where we will post research papers as and when they become available.

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