Global Private Law and Institutions

Global Private Law and Institutions

The broad remit of this group is to examine how private law (broadly defined, including property, torts, contracts, but also corporate law, etc.) can best deal with globalization trends through an institutional analysis. The idea is to look at how both bottom-up forces (i.e., market actors) and topdown forces (courts, legislatures, regulators on the national and supranational levels) can design not only substantive rules but also mechanisms and procedures for standard-setting and disputeresolution in a way that is both economically effective and considerate of geopolitical prospects and limits.

Group Members

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Prof. Simone Degeling
Co-Chair
Simone Degeling is a Professor of Law at UNSW Law, Australia. She is an expert in private law specialising in equity & trusts, remedies, the law of restitution and unjust enrichment and the intersection of civil procedure and private law doctrine. Simone is a Fellow of The Australian Academy of Law and the General Editor of the Journal of Equity. Additionally she is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Commonwealth Law, the advisory board of the SSRN eJournal of Fiduciary Law, a Fellow of The Australian Centre for Private Law, University of Queensland and a member of the Academic Committee of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association. She is the Co-Director of the UNSW Law Private Law Policy and Research Group and was previously the Private Law Research Leader of the IMF Bentham Class Actions Initiative at UNSW Law. Simone has written, co written or co-edited books on unjust enrichment, equity, tort, remedies and contract. She has also published articles and essays on equity, unjust enrichment, contract, tort and remedies. Simone teaches and accepts research students in equity and trusts, remedies and the law of restitution and unjust enrichment. Prior to her academic career, Simone worked as a commercial lawyer specialising in Banking and Finance law. Prior to her academic career, Simone worked as a commercial lawyer specialising in Banking and Finance law. SSRN at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=529174.
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Prof. Amnon Lehavi
Co-Chair
Amnon Lehavi (Yale, J.S.D) is the Atara Kaufman Professor of Real Estate and Dean of  Radzyner Law School, and Academic Director, Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. Prof. Lehavi is a leading authority on property, real estate, land use controls, international economic law, and law and globalization. He is the author of The Construction of Property: Norms, Institutions, Challenges (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and the editor of Gated Communities (Nevo Press, 2010). Prof. Lehavi has published extensively in top journals, including the Columbia Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Texas Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Law and Social Inquiry, and Yale Journal of International Law. He has won numerous prizes, including the 2007 Tzeltner Award for an outstanding young scholar and the 2008, 2010, and 2014 IDC Award for excellence in scholarship. Prof. Lehavi served as the Chairperson of the Israeli Association of Private Law (2012-2013) and the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (2013-14).
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Prof. Vanessa Mak
Co-Chair
Vanessa Mak is a Professor of Private Law and Vice Dean for Research at Tilburg Law School. Her research focuses on the role of private law in the economic regulation of the European (consumer) market, with particular focus on consumer contract law, credit and investment law, data protection and the platform economy. Prior to her appointment in Tilburg, Vanessa held positions as a Lecturer in Law at Oriel College, Oxford and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Vanessa has law degrees from Erasmus University Rotterdam (LL.M 2001, cum laude) and from the University of Oxford, where she obtained her D.Phil on  Performance-Oriented Remedies in European Sale of Goods Law (published with Hart Publishing, 2009). She is a co-editor of the Dutch  Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht  and a co-editor of the international  Journal of European Consumer and Market Law (EuCML).