Notes on Contributors
Orkun Akseli is Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at Durham University Law School, UK. Dr Akseli teaches Company Law, Commercial Law, International Banking Law and International Commercial Dispute Resolution. He is also the Co-Director of the Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law at Durham University. He has law degrees from Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom. His monograph, International Secured Transactions Law: Facilitation of Credit, International Conventions and Instruments, was published by Routledge in 2011. He is the co-editor of Financial Regulation in Crisis? The Role of Law and the Failure of Northern Rock (Edward Elgar, 2011) and editor of Availability of Credit and Secured Transactions in a Time of Crisis, which was published in November 2013 by Cambridge University Press. He has published on secured transactions and harmonization of law, financial regulation, arbitration and sale of goods. He is a member of the Turkish Bar.
Marine Friant-Perrot is Director of the Master's Program on economic law at the University of Nantes, France-UMR-CNRS-6297-Droit et changement social. Her research interests and publications cover various aspects of consumer law and food law.
Amandine Garde is Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool, UK. Professor Garde previously lectured at King's College London, at the Faculty of Law in Cambridge where she was also a Fellow of Selwyn College, at the University of Exeter and at the University of Durham. Her research interests lie in the fields of EU Trade, Consumer, Advertising, Food and Public Health Law. She specializes more specifically on the role that legal instruments can play in promoting healthier lifestyles and the well-being of children as a group of particularly vulnerable consumers. She spent a year as a postdoctoral Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence in 2005-2006 and is a qualified solicitor.
Bert Keirsbilck is Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty of the KU Leuven in Brussels, Belgium, and co-director of Consumer, Competition and Market. Professor Keirsbilck (1980, Oostende) studied law and philosophy at the KU Leuven (lic.iur. 2003; lic.phil. 2004). In 2010, he defended his PhD thesis ('The New European Law of Unfair Commercial Practices and Competition Law', Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011, lxiv + 702 p.). From May until July 2013, he was a visiting fellow at the Law Department of the London School of Economics of Political Science.
Marios Koutsias is Lecturer in EU Commercial Law at the University of Essex, UK, after having been employed as a research assistant at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary London. His research and teaching is mainly in the area of Company Law, European Union Law, European Union Company Law and Comparative Law.
Hans-W. Micklitz is Professor of Economic Law since 2007 at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and Jean Monnet Chair of Private Law and European Economic Law at the University of Bamberg, Germany, on leave. He is head of the Institute of European and Consumer Law (VIEW) in Bamberg. Professor Micklitz studied law and sociology in Mainz, Lausanne/Geneva (Switzerland), Giessen and Hamburg. He has run consultancies for OECD in Paris, UNEP Geneva Switzerland/Nairobi Kenya and CI (Consumers International) Den Haag Netherlands/Penang Malaysia; completed study visits at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; been Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy; been visiting professor at the Somerville College at the University of Oxford; and is co-founder of the Centre of Excellence at the University of Helsinki. He is holder of an ERC Grant 2011-2016 on European Regulatory Private Law. He has provided consultancies for ministries in Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, the European Commission, OECD, UNEP, GIZ, and non-governmental organizations. His main fields of activities are European Law, European Private and Consumer Law.
Monika Namyslowska is Assistant Professor in the Chair of European Economic Law, in the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Lodz, Poland. She has been a visiting professor in Germany at the University in Regensburg, the Georg-August-University in Göttingen and the Humboldt-University in Berlin. Her research and publications focus on European, Polish and German Economic Law, and particularly unfair commercial practices and consumer law, advertising law and IT law.
Charlotte Pavillon is Assistant Professor of Private Law at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Dr Pavillon studied international relations (MA, 2004) and law (LLM, 2005 cum laude) at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), where she also read for her PhD. She defended her thesis titled 'Open normen in het Europees consumentenrecht' (Open Norms in European Consumer Law) in 2011. She was appointed a postdoctoral researcher at the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance in 2011. After lecturing in international relations and private law at the University of Groningen from 2002 to 2012, she joined the University of Leiden (the Netherlands) as an assistant professor in January 2013. Her research interests lie in the field of European private law and European consumer law.
Dörte Poelzig is holder of the Chair for Civil Law, German and International Economic Law at the University of Passau in Germany since 2011. Professor Poelzig studied law in Dresden, Konstanz and Heidelberg, Germany, and at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on Financial Regulation Law, Company Law, Competition Law and Unfair Commercial Practices Law. She has a keen interest in the role and effects of private enforcement.
Willem van Boom is Professor of Law at Leiden University, the Netherlands since 2014, and teaches private law. Formerly, he was professor at Durham Law School and at Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Van Boom has published widely on various topics in such areas as obligations, property, insolvency and insurance as well as in methodology of private law. He has a keen interest in multidisciplinary legal research; that is why he regularly works with experts in law and economics, empirical legal studies and jurisprudence. His current research focus lies in contracts, torts and insurance, consumer law and civil procedure.
Franziska Weber is Junior Professor for Civil Law and Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany and Research Fellow at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her main fields of interest concern the law and economics of German and European consumer law enforcement. She successfully defended her European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE) PhD thesis regarding the optimal mix of public and private law enforcement in consumer law in 2012. More generally, she engages in the economic analysis of European law. Her work has a strong focus on comparative law. Since 2011 she is admitted to the bar in Madrid as a Spanish lawyer.
Chris Willett is Professor of Commercial Law, University of Essex, UK, having previously taught at the Universities of De Montfort, Warwick, Brunel and Oxford Brookes. His work is mainly in the broad area of UK, EU and global consumer and contract law, encompassing in particular the law relating to supply of goods and services, food, digital content, financial services, services of general interest and unfair terms and practices.