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New year, new ERC team member!

On 1 January 2020 Betül Kas joined our ERC team as a postdoc researcher on the subproject on privatisation of civil justice. She is the successor of Alexandre Biard, who as of December 2019 continued his career as a senior advisor at BEUC in Brussels, where he will be able to use his extensive research experience for the benefit of enforcing consumer rights in the EU. We are grateful for his invaluable contribution to our project, resulting in an impressive number of publications and conference presentations among others. We all greatly appreciated his many initiatives, his fieldwork, support of the other researchers, work spirit, and good sense of humour. We are happy to keep him in our team as an affiliated researcher and look forward to our futher collaboration.

We welcome Betül to our team as the successor of Alexandre for the postdoc project on privatisation. She has an impressive track record, having worked among others as a PhD researcher in the ERC Advanced project of Hans Micklitz at the European University Institute in Florence and as a postdoc researcher in the Vidi project led by Chantal Mak at the University of Amsterdam. Her German background will further strengthen our research on German law and practice. One of her research focuses will be the interaction between public and private justice. We are very happy to have Betül on our team and look forward to working with her in 2020 and onwards!

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Published: September 1, 2018

This summer Georgia Antonopoulou (ERC PhD candidate) and Priskila Penasthika attended the Hague Academy courses on Private International Law. Expanding over three weeks, the summer courses consisted of lectures given by ‘great’ names of public and private international law. While Prof. Ruth Okediji from Harvard Law School captivatingly lectured on the international aspects of intellectual property law, Prof. Marc-Philippe Weller from Heidelberg University unraveled the ‘tripartite’ method of international private law. In addition, during the PhD meetings, Georgia and Priskila introduced their research to fellow participants and exchanged ideas on their topics. Last but not least, Georgia and Priskila enjoyed the international environment of the summer courses where students, legal practitioners and academics from more than 100 countries gathered under the roof of the historic Peace Palace.