Frank van Ommeren



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Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law


(Nederlands)

Prof. Dr. F.J. van Ommeren (Frank)

PositionCurriculum Vitae
  • Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law (part-time from 2002; fulltime since 2008)
  • Senior Legal Counsel at the Department of Legislation at the Dutch Ministry of Justice (1999 – 2007)
  • Researcher and lecturer at the departments of Constitutional and Administrative Law of the VU University Amsterdam (1989 – 1994), University of Utrecht (1994 – 1997) and Tilburg University (1997 – 1998).

Research activities
He has a special interest in the public-private law divide, government and different kinds of governance, such as regulation with limited licenses, public contracts (voluntary agreements) and self-regulation.

Educational Activities
  • Public-Private Law Divide (Public Contract Law)
  • State Liability Law
  • Legislation and Regulatory Reform
  • Comparative Public Law (Dutch Law / English Law)
Expertise
General administrative law, Constitutional law, Legislative studies and Regulatory reform, Public contract law, Comparative law (Dutch law / English law).
Frank van Ommeren has also amassed considerable expertise as a former senior legal counsel at the Department of Legislation at the Dutch Ministry of Justice.

Selected publications
  • The Public-Private Divide in English and Dutch Law: a Multifunctional and Context-Dependant Divide, Cambridge Law Journal  2012, vol. 71(1), pp. 172-199 (co-author: Gerdy Jurgens)
  • F.J. van Ommeren, W. den Ouden & C.J. Wolswinkel (ed.), Schaarse publieke rechten, Den Haag: Boom Juridische uitgevers 2011, 435 p.
  • De bevoegdhedenovereenkomst in de Awb en de verhouding met het BW, in: T. Barkhuysen e.a. (ed.) Bestuursrecht harmoniseren: 15 jaar Awb, Den Haag: Boom Juridische uitgevers 2010, p. 717-735.
  • De opmars van het onderscheid tussen publiekrecht en privaatrecht in het Engelse recht. Den Haag: Boom Juridische uitgevers 2009, 182 p. (co-author: Gerdy Jurgens). With a summary in English: the Rise of the Public-Private Divide in English Law.
  • Schaarse vergunningen; De verdeling van schaarse vergunningen als onderdeel van het algemene bestuursrecht, inaugural lecture VU University, Deventer: Kluwer 2004, p. 85. 
See for a comprehensive list of VU University Amsterdam publications: Metis

Postal address
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam