Chantal Mak, ‘Reflections on Transformative Private Law’

What is the meaning of ‘transformative private law’? Or what does membership of a research group that has chosen this name entail? Here are some reflections of a member of the newly launched Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law (ACT), formerly known as the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL). Following up on our current director Marija Bartl’s opening blogpost, and former CSECL director Martijn Hesselink’s observations, I would like to select three points for further thought: (1) Do we need to share an understanding of the name, if it is possible to agree on one? (2) What is being transformed? (3) What happened to Europe? … (more)

[This blogpost is part of the online symposium ‘Transformative Private Law’. For the entire symposium, go to the index page.]

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