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Dr. K.H. (Klaas) Eller

Faculty of Law
Dep. Private Law

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  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15842
    1001 NH Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Klaas Hendrik Eller is an Assistant Professor of European Private Law at the Amsterdam Center for Transformative Private Law (ACT).  He obtained his PhD from the University of Cologne (“The Constitution of Global Production”, summa cum laude, Faculty Prize) and holds law degrees from Cologne and the Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). Klaas passed the German bar exam (Referendariat) at the High Court of Berlin with secondments inter alia at the Supreme Court of the State of Israel and an international arbitration boutique. During his PhD, he was a Fellow at Humboldt-University’s European Law School Graduate Program. Before joining UvA, he was a Minerva Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University.

    His research interests are centered around the role of (private) law in social and technological change, particularly through an angle of contract and economic law, alongside comparative and international private law as well as human rights. His work draws extensively on (transnational) private law theory and the history of legal thought. Since 2014, Klaas is part of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School’s multidisciplinary Law and Global Production Working Group.

    At the UvA, Klaas also serves as Academic Coordinator of the MA program “European Private Law”.

    Teaching in 2020/21 includes Principles in European Contract Law (BA PPLE), Making Markets Beyond the State (MA), and Moot Court in European Union Law (BA). 

  • Publications


    • Eller, K. H. (2021). Food chain certification and the social pluralism of competition law. In I. Lianos, A. Ivanov, & D. Davis (Eds.), Global Food Value Chains and Competition Law Cambridge University Press.
    • Eller, K. H. (2021). Transnational Contract Law. In P. Zumbansen (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Law (pp. 513-530). (Oxford handbooks). Oxford University Press. [details]



    • Eller, K. H. (2019). Das Recht der Verantwortungsgesellschaft. Verantwortungskonzeptionen zwischen Recht, Moral- und Gesellschaftstheorie. Rechtswissenschaft, 10(1), 5-33.


    • Eller, K. H. (2017). Private Governance of Global Value Chains From Within. Lessons From and For Transnational Law. Transnational Legal Theory, 8, 296-329.





    • Eller, K. H., & Bodenheimer, R. (2018). Unionsrechtszentrismus und ISDS: Zur Engführung eines multipolaren Rechtsschutzsystems in Europa nach Achmea. Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW), 2018(12), 786-792.
    • Eller, K. H., & Herzberg, A. B. (2018). Germany, place of enforcement? Die Sicherungsanordnung zur Vollstreckung aus Schiedssprüchen gem. § 1063 Abs. 3 ZPO. SchiedsVZ. Zeitschrift für Schiedsverfahren, 336-343.


    • Eller, K. H. (2014). Rechtskritik durch Vertrag. Zu den Semantiken des Transnationalen Rechts. Kritische Vierteljahresschrift fuer Gesetzgebung und Rechtswissenschaft, 189-214.
    • Eller, K. H. (2014). Towards a Reflexive Juridification of Private Governance Instruments. The Case of Labour Standards. Bulletin for Comparative Labor Relations, 89, 171-187.
    • Eller, K. H., & Zahn, B. (2014). Formate der Rechtswissenschaft in Europa. Juristenzeitung, 678-680.


    • Eller, K. (2020). Faculty Prize, Faculty of Law, University of Cologne.
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