Eveline Ramaekers is a career development fellow at Wadham College. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies (LLB, LLM with distinction) at the European Law School (Maastricht) between 2003-2008. She was awarded a doctorate in European Union property law by Maastricht University in April 2013. Before coming to Oxford she was a visiting lecturer and researcher at the China-EU School of Law (Beijing), the University of Muenster and the South-African Research Chair in Property Law in Stellenbosch. Her research interests include EU property law, comparative property law and private international law.


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  • E Ramaekers, 'Classification of Objects by the European Court of Justice: Movable Immovables and Tangible Intangibles' (2014) 39 European Law Review 447
    EU property law as a field of law is still very much in its infancy, but it is developing steadily. In past research I have focused on the influence of the internal market rules on national property law and on the extent to which the European legislature has enacted legislation dealing with matters of property law. EU property law is, however, not merely shaped by the European legislature, but also by the Court of Justice of the European Union. CJEU judgments on property law matters are predominantly found in the context of the Value Added Tax Directive. This Directive contains key property law terms such as “immovable” and “tangible”, but does not provide definitions of these terms. This article discusses the criteria developed by the CJEU to classify objects as either movable or immovable, tangible or intangible, and the importance of these judgments for national and European property law.
  • E Ramaekers and B Akkermans, 'Free Movement of Goods and Property Law' (2013) 19 European Law Journal 237
    ISBN: 1468-0386
  • E Ramaekers, European Union Property Law: From Fragments to a System? (Intersentia 2013)
    The European acquis communautaire in the field of property law is to a large extent still unexplored. This study has aimed to shine a light on EU property law. It provides an overview of the existing acquis communautaire in property law, and presents a proposal for the future development of this field of law. It deals with the influence of the EU’s four freedoms - of goods, persons, services and capital - on national property law and discusses whether or not the EU would have the competence to actively create property law, and the extent to which it has already done so. By conducting an extensive search on the basis of some thirty key property law terms, the author has been able to uncover not just the handful of Directives and Regulations that touch upon property law and are relatively well-known, but also hundreds of EU legislative measures that make use of property law concepts, but leave them mostly undefined. The resulting picture of EU property law is a fragmented one. In order to develop this field of law more consistently and coherently, the author has proposed a framework for future EU property law, focusing on both form and content. The essence of this framework is the development of three European-autonomous property rights, functioning within a European set of property law rules.
    ISBN: 978-1-78068-171-9
  • B Akkermans, E Marais and E Ramaekers (eds), Property Law Perspectives II (Ius Commune Europaeum; Antwerp/Oxford/Portland: Intersentia 2013)
    This book contains selected contributions from the third Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF) and the YPLF Masterclass 2012. It offers new perspectives on property theory, constitutional property law, and private law-property law. Under these headings, young and renowned property law scholars present their current research and offer an exciting look into the challenges property law faces in the 21st century. In November 2012 the YPLF met in Stellenbosch, South Africa for the Forum’s third edition. It is an informal network of young property law researchers that seeks to bring together property law researchers from around the world and to enable them to discuss their work with each other and with more experienced researchers. On this occasion a special Master Class was held after the YPLF in which some of the world’s leading property law scholars presented their research. The YPLF continues to form a network for property law researchers around the word, leading to more conferences and publications.
    ISBN: 978-1-78068-202-0
  • E Ramaekers, 'Cross-border Successions - The New Commission Proposal: Contents and Way Forward. A Report on the 2010 Academy of European Law Conference' (2012) 15 Electronic Journal of Comparative Law
    ISBN: 1387-3091
  • B Akkermans and E Ramaekers (eds), Property Law Perspectives I (Ius Commune Europaeum; Antwerp/Oxford/Portland: Intersentia 2012)
    This book is the result of the second edition of the Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF), an informal network of young property law researchers. The YPLF aims to bring property law scholars together from around the world and enable them to discuss their work with each other and with more experienced researchers. This book contains the contributions of the second edition of this conference which took place in Maastricht. The different chapters in the book deal with new developments in property law that challenge traditional property law theory. Although they deal with various aspects of property law, such as virtual property, prescription, and EU property law, they all share a vision on how to give shape to the property law of the 21st century. The Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF) continues to form a network for property law researchers around the world with new conferences and publications for both beginning and more advanced scholars.
    ISBN: 978-1-78068-093-4
  • E Ramaekers and B Akkermans, 'Article 345 TFEU (ex Article 295 EC), Its Meanings and Interpretations' (2010) 16 European Law Journal 292
    ISBN: 1468-0386

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