Department of Private, Business & Labour Law (PBLL)
Welcome to the Department of Private, Business & Labour Law, at the crossroads of private relationships, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Our department aims to provide high-quality research and education in private law, business law and labour law.
Team up with our research activities
In the triangle of Private, Business and Labour Law our department conducts innovative and original research within our Signature Plan Connecting Organizations, connecting the key areas of expertise of our department, combined with Fiscal Law. In the Signature Plan we strive to better understand and improve how the law enables, supports and challenges private actors and technology-driven approaches of organizing and regulating economic activities in the pursuit of a sustainable society. We thus analyze the ways in which the law facilitates connections and the process of connecting between organizations and assess how the law can develop given these understandings.
Examples of earlier and current research are: the legal issues around blockchain applications in private law and business law, regulation of internet platforms and their relation to platform workers, liability for private regulation, how corporations strive for sustainability and more in general how financial, labour, and insolvency law structures the relationships between individuals, corporations, employers, consumers, non profit entities and employees.
Our department is successful in securing research funding from, inter alia, personal funding from NWO, and funding from Horizon 2020. Our researchers have furthermore written research reports for, among others, the WODC and various ministries. Our researchers are active in national and international research. While our primary focus is on legal research, we actively encourage interdisciplinary research.
We stimulate collaboration in research and create added value for society by bringing the right people together to work on challenging and meaningful problems and by developing innovative solutions.
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Study with us
In line with our research the department of Private, Business & Labour Law teaches a large proportion of courses in the bachelor and master of Dutch Law, and the Global Law Bachelor program. The Department furthermore coordinates and teaches the bachelor Dutch Business Law and the English master programs International Business Law and Labour law and Employment Relations.
In addition, we provide a large number of courses within other programs of Tilburg Law School, and for Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tias Business School and the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS).
How are we doing in the worldwide rankings?
Just published: Arbeidsrecht voor de overheidspraktijk, editie Gemeente en editie Rijk14th January 2022
Publishing house SDU has just published Arbeidsrecht voor de overheidspraktijk, editie Gemeente and editie Rijk (in Dutch). Dr. S.F.H Jellinghaus was chief editor for these editions.
Vote for Irmgard Borghouts for the You Go Girl Award 2021 for expert women in media03rd January 2022
Labor market expert Irmgard Borghouts has been nominated for the You Go Girl Award 2021. The award is for expert women who raise their profile in the media.
New edition of Asser/Assumption of work 7-VI (fourth edition) available online17th December 2021
As of 10 December 2021, the new edition of Asser/Assumption of work 7-VI (fourth edition) is available online via Kluwer Navigator.
Prof. Omar Salah speaker at INSOL Europe Conference13th December 2021
Prof. Omar Salah was invited to speak at the EECC Conference of INSOL Europe titled 'A wake-up call for sleepy companies?'. He hosted a panel on airlines restructuring.
Workshop on 'New Liabilities in Global Value Chains'10th December 2021
The Workshop 'New Liabilities in Global Value Chains' sought to address the question of when and how the law attaches responsibilities to control and govern risks involving the environment, workers and consumers.