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André Janssen appointed as Professor of Private Law

Date of news: 22 June 2018

Janssen, AndréAndré Janssen has been appointed as Professor of Private Law (with particular focus on its European Law aspects) at the Faculty of Law of Radboud University with effect from 1 July 2018.

Janssen has been working at the School of Law of City University Hong Kong as a professor, PhD and JSD Program Director, and as a Co-director of the Moot Court Institute, since 2015. Before that he has held positions at the Universities of Bayreuth, Göttingen, and Münster in Germany. Furthermore he was (with the financial support of the European Commission) a visiting scholar at Radboud University and the Universities of Oxford (All Souls College, UK) and Turin (Italy). Janssen was also a visiting professor at the Catholic University Lyon (France), China Youth University (China), Chinese University of Political Science and Law Beijing (China), and Turin University (Italy). Since 2016 he is a honorary professor at the University of Gansu (China).

André Janssen studied Law at the University of Münster  and at Radboud University. His PhD thesis on the duty to examine and to notify in Dutch, German and international sales law (summa cum laude) was awarded the dissertation prize of the University of Münster (2001).

From 2003 until 2008 Janssen worked as a researcher at the Centre for European Private Law (CEP) at the University of Münster. In 2013-2014, he held the position of associate professor there. In 2014 he achieved his German 'Habilitation' on research into 'Präventive Gewinnabschöpfung' ('Preventive Disgorgement of Profits'). This research was awarded the Marie Curie Award in 2015 by the European Commission.

Janssen published more than 100 books and articles in the field of Private, European and Comparative Law. He is furthermore Co-chairman of the German-Dutch Lawyers Conference and Co-editor-in-chief of the European Review of Private Law (ERPL).

At the Radboud University, Prof. Janssen will mainly focus on European Union Law and its impact on (Dutch) private law, international sales law, and artificial intelligence, robotic and private law.