At present he is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, specialized in corporate law and insolvency law. In that capacity he is currently conducting PhD research under the supervision of professor Harm-Jan de Kluiver. His research focuses on the role of the shareholder in the finance of the corporation. It aims to answer the question what responsibility the law should impose on shareholders to effectively finance the corporation. His research is not limited to the Dutch law, but also includes the relevant German and US laws.
Jaap teaches corporate law, regularly publishes on corporate and insolvency law matters and is an editor of Kluwers Journal of Corporate Law Jurisprudence (Rechtspraak Ondernemingsrecht).
In the fall semester of 2010, Jaap will be a visiting researcher at Yale Law School.
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