Appointment of Steef M. Bartman as Professor of Corporate Group Liability

The ever-increasing intensity of international trade and commercial activity often goes hand in hand with the separation of assets in a cross-border group structure by using multiple corporate vehicles under a joint or centralized policy. The legal principle of limited liability combined with intra group transactions may make the group company that owns the relevant assets “judgment proof”, giving the group’s central management the option to externalize the operational risks of its activities and leaving creditors empty handed. The creation of a chair devoted to Corporate Group Liability aims to further the Faculty’s participation in this process of (re)thinking the legal principle of limited liability.

Prof. Bartman will be involved in teaching and may contribute to (parts of) the following courses: Ondernemingsrecht, Comparative Company Law, European Company Law, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance. His research will be embedded in the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies (ICGI).

Prof. Bartman is an emeritus (2018) professor of Company Law at Leiden University and he has been practising company law for more than 25 years. He is a recognised expert in this field, both nationally and internationally.

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