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Dissertation

Enforcement of private law by regulatory authorities

On Wednesday 13 December 2017 René Hage defended his doctoral thesis entitled ‘Handhaving van privaatrecht door toezichthouders’ (Enforcement of private law by regulatory authorities).

Author
René Hage
Date
13 December 2017
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The question is how administrative law regulatory authorities apply private law. The research focussed mainly on contract law. The question then arises whether and to what extent private law is suitable for enforcement using administrative measures. An analysis was made on the basis of decisions by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) in the areas of telecommunications law, consumer law and financial law. Using this information, it was attempted to answer the research questions.