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prof. dr. V. Mak M.Jur

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Tilburg Law School
Department of Private Law

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Vanessa Mak is a Professor of Private Law at Tilburg University and Director of the Tilburg Institute for Private Law (TIP). Her research focuses on the role of private law in the economic regulation of the European (consumer) market, with particular focus on consumer contract law, and credit and investment law.

Prior to her appointment in Tilburg, Vanessa held positions as a Lecturer in Law at Oriel College, Oxford and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Vanessa has law degrees from Erasmus University Rotterdam (LL.M 2001, cum laude) and from the University of Oxford (M.Jur 2002, with distinction; M.Phil 2003; D.Phil 2006), where she obtained her D.Phil on Performance-Oriented Remedies in European Sale of Goods Law (published with Hart Publishing, 2009). She is chief-editor of the Dutch Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht and a co-editor of the international Journal of European Consumer and Market Law (EuCML).


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Last amended: 07 September 2016