Dr Dave De ruysscher, project leader
Dave De ruysscher (1978) (MA, LLM, PhD) is legal historian and lawyer. He researches in themes regarding the history of commercial and private law until the present day. The focus of his research has thus far been on early modern commercial law, in particular on bills of exchange, partnership and bankruptcy, and also on contract law of that period (assignment, capacity to contract). He has written three substantial books, and several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in English, French and Dutch. In 2016, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant, on the theme of collateral rights and insolvency. He is member of the Young Academy of Belgium and is working at the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History of Tilburg University and at the Department of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.
Dr Ilya Kotlyar
Ilya Kotlyar is Candidate of Legal Science (Lomonosov's Moscow State University (Moscow)) and was awarded a PhD degree by the University of Edinburgh (2017), for research concerning the influence of the ius commune on the Scots law of succession. His research interests encompass the shared civilian (ius commune) legal system and its divergent implementation in various countries. Currently he analyzes the Dutch "Elegant Jurisprudence" from the angle of coherence-seeking .
Marta Lupi graduated in Italian Legal History of the Middle Ages from the University of Florence, with a dissertation on the bankruptcy regulation of the city of Florence in the 14th and 15th centuries. She has worked as a lawyer in Italy and France. In January 2018, she will start a PhD in Legal History at the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History of Tilburg University.
Maurits den Hollander
Maurits den Hollander (MA) graduated in Medieval History at Leiden University, with a thesis on comparative cultures of accountability in Scotland and Holland between 1477 and 1515. His research interests span a broad range of financial, political and institutional topics, but in the last years he has focused on late medieval governmental auditing bodies and local financial crisis management in the northern Habsburg Netherlands around 1500. In January 2018, Maurits will start a PhD in Legal History at the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History of Tilburg University.
Remko Mooi graduated from the University of Amsterdam in International Law (international trade and investment law) and History of International Relations (focussing on the Dutch human rights policy in the 1950s). In January 2018, he will join Tilburg University to start a PhD in Legal History at the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History.