The Public Private Divide, Public Contracts and Semi-Public Institutions

Conference at VU University Amsterdam

Wednesday 19 November 9.30 – 15.00 hours

The main purpose of this conference is to discuss the public-private law divide from various points of view. Special attention will be paid to the position and role of semi-public institutions and of public contracts.

Keynote speakers:

–       Prof. Geo Quinot: Semi-Public Institutions and the Public-Private Law Divide

Geo Quinot is professor of Administrative Law at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). He is director of the African Public Procurement Regulation Research Unit and Co-Director of the Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice Research Project. He co-edited the volume ‘Public Procurement Regulation in Africa’ (Cambridge University Press 2013).

–       Prof. Ulrich Stelkens: Public Contracts and the Public-Private Law Divide from a Comparative Point of View

Ulrich Stelkens, is professor of German and European Administrative Law at the University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (Germany). Het co-edited the volume ‘Comparative Law on Public Contracts’ (Bruylant 2010).

Closing Remarks:

–       Prof. Mark Freedland: The Public-Private Law Divide

Mark Freedland is professor of Law at the University of Oxford (UK). He is a former director of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law. His research focusses on labour law and public law, especially legal aspects of public administration. He co-edited the volume ‘The Public Law / Private Law Divide, Une entente assez cordiale?’ (Hart 2006).

Followed by (15.45 hours)

Public defence by Niels Jak of his dissertation ‘Semipublieke instellingen’ in the Aula of the VU University Amsterdam.

Please be informed that seats are limited (40). If you would like to receive an invitation to participate in this conference, please contact prof.dr. Chris Jansen (c.e.c.jansen@vu.nl).

Please find the print version of this announcement here.