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The Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law (ACT) is a leading international research centre on private law. ACT offers high-quality contributions to research and education on the role of private law in constituting and changing societies. We understand private law in a broad sense, encompassing both traditional areas (including contract, tort, property, family, and company law) and relative newcomers in the field (such as consumer law, labour law, insolvency law and financial law). In our research and teaching we make use of a variety of methods in order to understand the various dimensions of private law.

Not only do members of ACT have diverse and dynamic interests, but ACT has a close working relationship with other research centres at the UvA: Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics, Amsterdam Centre for International Law, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, and Sustainably Global Economic Law.