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The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has reappointed Prof. Edgar du Perron (1965) as dean of the Faculty of Law for a period of five years.

Prof. mr. Edgar du Perron, fotograaf Jeroen Oerlemans

The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has reappointed Prof. Edgar du Perron (1965) as dean of the Faculty of Law for a period of five years. The reappointment is effective from 1 January 2011.

The Executive Board greatly appreciates the way in which Du Perron has conducted the first term of his deanship. Karel van der Toorn, president of the Executive Board: ‘Edgar du Perron is a meticulous and committed director with a clear vision for the future of the law faculty. The faculty representative advisory bodies have reacted positively to Du Perron's reappointment. The Faculty Student Council praised Du Perron, among other things, for the strong ties with students that he has cultivated as dean.

About Edgar du Perron

Du Perron studied Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a trainee research assistant (AIO) at the UvA's Private Law department from 1988-1993. In 1993, he joined the research office of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands (civil section). Du Perron was awarded his doctorate in 1999 from the University of Amsterdam for his research on the so-called ‘collateral effect of agreements' (derdenwerking van overeenkomsten). In the same year at the age of 34, he was appointed professor of Private Law at the UvA. Du Perron specialises in financial law and liability law. He also publishes in the field of contract law.

In addition to his work at the UvA, he is also chairman of the arbitration board of the Financial Services Complaints Institute (Klachteninstituut Financiële Dienstverlening, Kifid) and deputy justice at the Amsterdam District Court. In November 2009, Du Perron was appointed to the Scheltema Commission which studied the collapse of the DSB bank. Together with fellow professor Adrienne de Moor-van Vugt, Du Perron was commissioned by the Minister of Finance to write a research report on the powers of De Nederlandsche Bank (the central bank of the Netherlands) with respect to the Icesave affair.