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- faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( rechtstheorie en rechtsgeschiedenis )
- PhD candidate
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.
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam