Veerle Van Den Eeckhout

Veerle Van Den Eeckhout


Veerle Van Den Eeckhout studied law (magna cum laude) at the University Gent (Belgium) and added a study in sociology (magna cum laude) at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She holds a PhD in Private International Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).

Before joining the MPI, she was a part-time Professor at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), teaching the course Comparative and European Private International Law, as well as an associate professor in Private International Law at the University of Leiden (the Netherlands), teaching several courses of Private International Law; in the academic year 2016-2017, she taught the course Private International Law at the University of Antwerp. In Leiden, she has been awarded the teaching prize of the Law Faculty of Leiden University.

Recently, she was invited at the Université de Valenciennes (France) and she was a member of an expert commission on the revision of the Posting Directive. She has been involved as an expert in several national and international projects, has organised conferences and was an invited participant in national and international conferences. She has been member of PhD juries and participated as a jury member in commissions such as the Dutch NWO. Currently she is still affiliated with the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and with the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands).

In 2020, she is also a Visiting Professor at Ghent University (Belgium), teaching the course “Profound Study of Private International Law".

Veerle Van Den Eeckhout has published extensively. Her primary research interests are conflict of laws and international litigation.

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