Veerle Van Den Eeckhout

Veerle Van Den Eeckhout


Veerle Van Den Eeckhout is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

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 2017, she was also invited at the Université de Valenciennes (France). She was affiliated as a Research Fellow with the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). Currently she is still affiliated with the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Previously, she was an Assistant, Doctor-assistant and Substitute Professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and she worked for three months at the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism in Brussels (Belgium).

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

Veerle Van Den Eeckhout 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 was a member of an expert commission on the revision of the Posting Directive. She has been member of PhD juries and participated as a jury member in commissions such as the Dutch NWO.

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

She has been awarded the teaching prize of the Law Faculty of Leiden University.

Veerle Van Den Eeckhout studied law at Ghent University (Belgium) (magna cum laude, top 1 % students all options, ranked first students option civil law). She added a study in sociology (in French) at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) (magna cum laude, ranked first). She holds a PhD in Private International Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).