Professor by special appointment in Telecommunications and Technology Law
As of November 2013, Serge Gijrath has been working as a professor by special appointment in Telecommunications and Technology Law (0,2 FTE).
Joint Chair in Telecommunications Law: Serge Gijrath and Gera van Duijvenvoorde
As of November 2013, Serge Gijrath has been working as a professor by special appointment in Telecommunications and Technology Law (0,2 FTE). He was appointed by the “Stichting Telecommunicatierecht”. Serge combines his part-time appointment with a job as a lawyer at the law firm C- Legal in Amsterdam. C- Legal has granted him dispensation for one day a week during his part-time appointment at the University.
After his studies in Law and a master in international law and international relations at the University of Amsterdam (1988), Serge Gijrath received an advanced master’s degree in Comparative, European and International Law at the European University Institute (1989). In that year, he also received a fellowship for the Salzburg Seminar. In 1991 he completed the mandatory training for attorneys. In 2006 he defended his dissertation on 'Interconnection Regulation and Contract Law' at the University of Tilburg.
Serge Gijrath (1964) has been attorney working in private practice since 1990. He advises companies on ICT and telecommunications contracts and on ICT- and telecommunications law related matters and litigates as well. From 1996 - 2007 he worked for Baker & McKenzie (as partner from 1998) where he headed the ICT and telecommunications practice. Currently, he is partner at C-Legal in the fields of law and technology and telecommunications law.
From 1999 - 2008, he also worked part-time as researcher and assistent professor at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology & Society. From 2008 - 2017, Serge also was a part-time assistant professor at the Computer Law/Institute of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Since 2011, he acts as an arbitrator for the Dutch Foundation for the Settlement of ICT Disputes.
Research areas and interests
Technology Law, with emphasis on big data, AI and the interface with private law; telecommunications law with particular emphasis on international and European telecommunications law and the interface with administrative law; specific areas: interoperability, innovation & standardization, and information and network security. Electronic commerce and digital platform regulation, with emphasis on electronic contracting; ICT and telecommunications disputes.