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Professor Cees van Dam

Visiting Professor

Research interests

  • Law

Contact details


Since 2008, Cees van Dam has been Visiting Professor at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. He is also a Professor of International Business and Human Rights at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and Professor of European Tort Law at the European Law School of Maastricht University.

From 2004-2007, he worked at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. Before moving to London, he was Professor of Private Law at the VU University in Amsterdam (1992-2004). Prior to this tenure he worked at the Dutch Ministry of Justice on the new Dutch Civil Code, European Directives and international treaties (1990-1992).

He holds an LLB from Erasmus University Rotterdam, an LLM from Utrecht University, and a PhD (cum laude) from the same university.

Research interests

Business and Human Rights, Business Ethics, European Tort Law, Comparative Law, and the impact of European and international law, in particular human rights law, on national private law.


  • Law of Tort (LLB)
  • Business and Human Rights (LLM)
  • Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (MA Global Ethics and Human Values)

Selected Publications