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Dr C. (Candida) Leone

Assistant professor Private law
Faculty of Law
Dep. Private Law

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number:A 8.18
Postal address
  • Postbus 15842
    1001 NH Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Curriculum Vitae

    Candida (Rome, 1986) is assistant professor at the Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law. Before joining the UvA, she studied law at the University of Pisa and at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, also in Pisa, including an Erasmus period at Université Paul Cezanne- Aix-Marseille III  (France). 

    Her PhD research investigated the evolution and justification of unfair terms control against the background of contractualisation of consumption and labour relationships. Her current research interests range from contract theory to consumer protection and the role of evidence-based medicine in marketised healthcare.

    In 2020, Candida coordinates the cooperation among four Dutch law faculty in the ministry-funded research cluster "Transformative effects of Globalisation in Law". Since January 2016, Candida coordinates the LLM programme European Private Law. In 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 she has been a member of the Board of Studies for the Bsc programme PPLE and, in her capacity as EPL coordinator, for the Law Faculty's international LLM programmes.  In 2019-2020, Candida was chair of the Programme Committee English-taught masters.

    Teaching (2020-2021)

    Consumer Rights in the Digital Single Market (LLM)

    European Private Law and Inequality (LLB)

    European Contract Law (LLM)

    Principles of Private Law (Amsterdam University College)

    Past teaching

    Private law in International and European Context (LLM)

    Principles of European Contract Law (BSc PPLE)

    Research Interests

    Contract law, consumer law and labour law, EU law

  • Publications


    • van Duin, J. M. L., & Leone, C. (2019). The Real (New) Deal: Levelling the Odds for Consumer-Litigants: On the Need for a Modernization, Part II. European Review of Private Law, 27(6), 1227-1249. [details]


    • Leone, C., (2020). Case note Abanca Corporación Bancaria, S.A. v Alberto García Salamanca Santos, 10 p., (Revue européenne de droit de la consommation (R.E.D.C.); Vol. 2020, No. 2).


    • Bartl, M., & Leone, C. (2017). Minimum Harmonisation and Article 16 of the CFREU: Difficult Times Ahead for Social Legislation? In H. Collins (Ed.), European Contract Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights (pp. 113-124). (European Contract Law and Theory; Vol. 2). Cambridge: Intersentia. [details]
    • Leone, C. (2017). Of private law, market regulation and telling them apart in the EU. (Centre for the Study of European Contract Law Working Paper Series ; No. 2017-04), (Amsterdam Law School Legal Studies Research Paper; No. 2017-28). Amsterdam: Centre for the Study of European Contract Law, University of Amsterdam. [details]


    • Leone, C. (2016). A Tale of Novelty and Continuity: Exploring the Future Judicial Control of Employment Contracts in the French Contract Law Reform. In S. Stijns, & S. Jansen (Eds.), The French Contract Law Reform: a Source of Inspiration? (pp. 73-88). (Ius commune europaeum; Vol. 153). Cambridge: Intersentia. [details]





    • Leone, C. (2016). [Review of: B. Akkermans, J. Hage, N. Kornet, J. Smits (2015) Who does What? On the Allocation of Regulatory Competences in European Private Law]. Common Market Law Review, 53(5), 1481–1484. [details]


    • Leone, C., (2014). Case note: CJEU (Transparency revisited - on the role of information in the recent case-law of the CJEU), No. ECLI:EU:C:2012:242; ECLI:EU:C:2013:180, Apr 26, 2012. (European Review of Contract Law; Vol. 2014, No. 2). [details]


    • Leone, C., (2010). Case note: ECJ (Towards a More Shared Parenthood? The Case of Roca Álvarez in Context), Sep 30, 2010. (European Labour Law Journal; Vol. 2010, No. 4).


    • Leone, C. (2017). Evidence based practice in healthcare: a consumer law perspective (preliminary ideas and questions).

    Media appearance

    • Leone, C., van Vliet, B. & Niessen, N. (28-04-2020). Onderwijsinstellingen, kies voor open source [Web] Onderwijsinstellingen, kies voor open source.

    Talk / presentation

    • Leone, C. (speaker) (2017). Consumer protection as market regulation, 16th Conference of the International Association of Consumer Law, Porto Alegre.
    • Leone, C. (speaker) (2-12-2016). Of private law, market regulation and telling them apart in the EU, Private law and market regulation - interaction, interference or inconsistency?, Leiden.


    • van Duin, A. (organiser) & Leone, C. (organiser) (11-4-2019). A New Deal for Civil Justice? The New Deal for Consumers and the Justiciability of EU Consumer Rights, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Leone, C. (participant) (4-2019). A New Deal for Civil Justice? The New Deal for Consumers and the Justiciability of EU Consumer Rights, Amsterdam. The 2019 CSECL conference revolves around the New Deal for Consumers that was proposed by the European Commission on 11 April 2018. It focuses on (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bartl, M. (organiser) & Leone, C. (organiser) (30-9-2016). CSECL birthday conference: European Private Law in times of growing inequality, Amsterdam. Organiser (organising a conference, workshop, ...).


    • Leone, C. (2020). The missing stone in the Cathedral: Of unfair terms in employment contracts and coexisting rationalities in European contract law. [details]
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