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Ekaterina Pannebakker

Assistant Professor

Dr. E.S. Pannebakker LLM
+31 71 527 3554

Ekaterina Pannebakker (1981) joined the section Private International Law as lecturer in September 2016.

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Ekaterina Pannebakker (1981) graduated in private law: French law and Russian law and obtained a postgraduate LL.M.. In 2016 she obtained a doctoral degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam with her thesis on letter of intent in international contracting.

During her work as doctoral researcher Ekaterina Pannebakker was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the UNIDROIT – International Institute for the Unification of Private law (Rome, Italy) holding a scholarship from the UK Foundation for International Uniform Law.

Before her doctoral trajectory, Ekaterina Pannebakker worked as lawyer in a French consulting company and served as legal counsel at Danone (multinational dairy producer) in Russia and in the Netherlands.

Ekaterina Pannebakker is the secretary of the international think tank Groupe de Travail Contrats Internationaux (GTCI). She publishes on various aspects of private international law and business law. Her research interests include international contracts, comparative law, law and language, conflict of laws and harmonisation.


Dutch, English, French, Russian.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Civiel recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C 2.12


  • Pannebakker E.S. (2016), Pre-contractual phase: reflections on the attractiveness of the new French rules for the parties to international commercial transactions. In: Stijns S, Jansen (Eds.) The French Contract Law Reform: A Source of Inspiration?. Ius commune europaeum no. 153. Cambridge: Intersentia. 29-47.book chapter
  • Pannebakker E. (2016), Letter of Intent in International Contracting Ius commune europaeum no. 156. Cambridge: Intersentia.book
  • Pannebakker E.S. (2013), Offer and Acceptance and the Dynamics of Negotiations: Arguments for Contract Theory from Negotiation Studies, Erasmus Law Review 6(2): 131-141.article in journal
  • Ontanu E.A. & Pannebakker E.S. (2012), Tackling language obstacles in cross-border litigation: the European order for payment and the European small claims procedure approach, Erasmus Law Review 5(3): 169-186.article in journal

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