Niels de Bruijn

+31 20 59 87464
faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( rechtstheorie en rechtsgeschiedenis )
PhD candidate

Research activities
Liability of the vendor for latent defects in early-modern legal doctrine.

Niels conducts research in the programme 'Public and private interests in finance and business law'. The aim of his research is to gain a reliable insight into the emergence of common legal concepts concerning the liability for latent defects in sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth-century Europe. Unequivocal rules concerning such liability, especially those related to the prescription period of remedies and the assessment of price reduction, were not developed until the early-modern period (16th-18th centuries). A study of these developments, however, is still lacking.

Postal address
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam