About OO&R

OO&R is a leading institute in the field of business law. It is a collaboration between the Faculty of Law and partners from legal practice.


Our mission is to explore and improve business law. We do this through fundamental research, the education of lawyers and an intensive exchange with legal practice. We are guided by the core values of quality and integrity. This is how we want to contribute to a resilient, sustainable and safe society. 

Our orientation to legal practice is characteristic. Intensive cross-pollination between research, education and legal practice is vital to the relevance, quality and innovative power of our research.


OO&R has a board, a secretary and an advisory board.

Organisational structure


We like to inform you about of our research projects and results through our annual (English-language) newsletter.

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Our research partners are leading companies, law firms and government agencies with valuable know-how in our research area. They suggest research ideas and topics. Furthermore, we organise symposia and seminars together.

Our partners areAEGONAllen & OveryAPG Asset ManagementDe Brauw Blackstone WestbroekClifford ChanceEumedionFreshfields Bruckhaus DeringerHouthoffING BankKoninklijke PhilipsKPNLoyens & LoeffNauta DutilhDe Nederlandsche BankPels Rijcken & Droogleever FortuijnRabobankStibbeTriodos Bank


We are evaluated in six-year cycles in accordance with the Strategy Evaluation Protocol (SEP) for the assessment research institutions in the Netherlands. An assessment committee of independent experts assesses the performance of the institute based on a self-evaluation and a site visit.

In the most recent evaluation of 2020, OO&R was rated as excellent, with the highest possible ratings on research quality and societal relevance.