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Willem H Van Boom (1969) is a professor of law at Nijmegen.  He acquired his law degree at the University of Amsterdam (1992) and his doctorate at Tilburg University (1999). Since 2002, he has held full professorships at Tilburg, Rotterdam, Durham (UK) and Leiden. Since 2022, Van Boom is professor of law at Nijmegen Law School, Radboud University.

Van Boom's research interests cover the broad field of property, contracts, torts, insurance and consumer law. He regularly expands his horizon by working with social science scholars, legal historians and law and economics experts.

Van Boom is currently on the editorial board of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht (NTBR; the Dutch Journal of Civil Law). Van Boom is an independent academic; he regularly does consultancy work and sits in several boards and advisory panels.

 

 

Projects in progress:

 

  • Handboek Goederen- en Zekerhedenrecht (2022)

  • Derdenbetrokkenheid en procescommodificatie (2024)

  • Handbook of Comparative Insurance Law

  • Comparative Commercial Law

 

 

Past Projects include:

 

  • World Tort Law Society (WTLS) - contributions to the following projects: 'Road Traffic Accidents' (2018), 'Products Liability' (2017)

  • Draft 'Inleiding tot de wetenschappelijke bestudering van het privaatrecht' (versie 2016/2)

  • Third party financing in civil litigation (2018-2021) - following an earlier project, this new project extends into adjacent and extended doctrines and issues of third party involvement in litigation

  • De burgerlijke rechter en de burger – op afstand of nabij? (2015-2019) - Three papers published, with Jean-Pierre van der Rest and Helen Pluut

  • Research project ‘Data use, online consumer needs, business strategies and regulatory response’ (with Simone van der Hof, Jean-Pierre van der Rest, Iris van Ooijen, Alan Sears and Tycho de Graaf; 2016-2020)

  • Willem H. van Boom, Pieter Desmet, Peter Mascini (eds.), Empirical Legal Research in Action – reflections on methods and their applications (Elgar Publishers 2018; ISBN 9781785362743)

  • Willem H. van Boom (ed.), Litigation, Costs, Funding and Behaviour: Implications for the Law, edited by (Routledge 2017; ISBN 978-1-4724-8289-1)

 

Disclosure:

 

  • Wetenschappelijk Directeur Instituut voor Privaatrecht, Universiteit Leiden; Academic Director of the Institute of Private Law, Leiden University (2019-2021)

  • Bestuurslid Stichting Onderzoek Collectieve Actie (OCA), Den Haag; Board member of the Foundation Collective Redress Research (2016-present)

  • Bestuurslid Stichting Ars Aequi, Nijmegen; Board member of the Foundation Ars Aequi (a foundation which runs a Dutch student-run legal journal) (2015-present)

  • Voorzitter SER Coördinatiegroep Zelfreguleringsoverleg (SER CZ); Chairman of the Coordinating Committee Self-Regulation of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (2011-present)

  • Onafhankelijk lid van de Commissie Consumentenaangelegenheden (CCA) van de Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER); independent member of the Consumer Affairs Committee of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (2011-present)

  • Raadsheer-plaatsvervanger Gerechtshof Arnhem/Leeuwarden; Deputy Justice in the Court of Appeal Arnhem/Leeuwarden (2021-present)

  • Raadsheer-plaatsvervanger Gerechtshof Den Haag; Deputy Justice in the Court of Appeal The Hague (2005-2021)