In his current research Kamminga takes a multi-disciplinairy, and increasingly empirical approach to complex legal contracting. He includes research perspectives that contribute to effectively dealing with legal problems, drawing from legal theory as well as social psychologal, economic, and organizational theories.

He focuses on the role of the legal environment in complex relations and its effects on peoples and organizations collaboration behavior. Questions central to his research are for instance: To what extent do current governance structures such as regulations, contracts or codes of conduct facilitate collaboration?  How can legal governance structures  support collaboration and conflict management between organizations and individuals more optimally? From this perspective he studies — both theoretically and empirically — how rule making procedures, conflict resolution mechanisms, contracts and lawyers influence (business) relationships.

Multi-party contractual relations in large projects or large disputes have his particular interest. Examples of cases he has been studying and working on are multiparty personal injury claims cases, construction and infrastructure contracting and disputes, as well as multi-party securities cases. His research often has found its way to practice in the form of innovative contracts or codes of conducts for personal injury claim handling. His current academic work focuses on questions of contract design, contract behavior and effective procurement methods for private and public projects.

He lectures on efficient contract design and dispute resolution for complex multi party relationships in for instance the construction industry, and gives training at executive levels in Europe and the US. He teaches complex negotiation, mediation, contracting, and construction law at undergraduate and graduate levels At US and European Universities.

 

 

 

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