Research depatrtment Private, Business & Labour Law (PBLL)

Research Private, Business & Labour Law

In the triangle of Private, Business and Labour Law our department conducts innovative and original research within our Signature Plan Connecting Responsible Organizations, connecting the key areas of expertise of our department, combined with Fiscal Law.

Team up with our research activities

In the Signature Plan Connecting Responsible Organizations we we investigate how new models and strategies of organizing business and economic activities (e.g. platforms, networks, blockchains) are regulated by the law and whether that regulation needs rethinking in the light of modern society, in which sustainability, technology and servitization become ever more dominant drivers of change.
Existing legal frameworks, including rules stemming from contract law, company law, insolvency law, labour law, (intellectual) property law, tax law, and/or tort law, may not sit well with these developments. Accordingly, they can impede innovation.
However, the legitimate interests that these legal frameworks safeguard (e.g. social rights for consumers and workers) may require updating or new interpretation of the underpinning rules in order to ensure continued protection.

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.

Our Signature Plan

Connecting Responsible Organizations

Partners Department of Private, Business & Labour Law

Our staff work closely together with both national and international partners.