New publications by dr. Dave De ruysscher
We would like to draw attention to a number of interesting new publications by dr. Dave De ruysscher, treating a wide range of topics centered around the history of commercial law.
First of all, Brill has published a new edited volume as part of its series 'Legal History Library':
- Dauchy, S., Pihlajamäki, H., Cordes, A. and De ruysscher, D. (eds.), Colonial Adventures : Commercial Law and Practice in the Making, (Studies in the History of Private Law), Leiden, Brill, 2020, ISBN 9789004443075.
''Colonial Adventures: Commercial Law and Practice in the Making'' addresses the question how and to what extend the development of commercial law and practice, from Ancient Greece to the colonial empires of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, were indebted to colonial expansion and maritime trade. Illustrated by experiences in Ancient Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australia, the book examines how colonial powers, whether consciously or not, reshaped the law in order to foster the prosperity of homeland manufacturers and entrepreneurs or how local authorities and settlers brought the transplanted law in line with the colonial objectives and the local constraints amid shifting economic, commercial and political realities.
Furthermore, he has recently published various articles and chapters:
- De ruysscher, D., "Conceptualizing Lex Mercatoria: Malynes, Schmitthoff and Goldman Compared", Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 27/4 (2020), 465-483.
- De ruysscher, D., "Crafting the Hierarchy of Debts (Antwerp, 15th-16th Centuries)" in G. Oppitz-Trotman and L. Kolb (ed.), Early Modern Debt, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2020, 131-152.
- De ruysscher, D., "Chartered Companies in Sweden, the Dutch Republic and North-West Europe (c.1600-c.1630): Experimenting in Corporate Governance" in K. Tikka (ed.), The Development of Commercial Law in Sweden and Finland (Early Modern Period-Nineteenth Century) (Studies in the History of Private Law), Leiden, Brill, 2020, 59-91.
Finally, an interesting blog post about the rapid EU-wide developments in (pre-)insolvency procedures and expected innovations for the near future was published on the project website of the ERC-funded program ''Coherence in Law through Legal Scholarship''.