https://conflictoflaws.net/News/2020/08/CoL_Banner-1.png 0 0 Martin George https://conflictoflaws.net/News/2020/08/CoL_Banner-1.png Martin George2010-09-24 12:41:482010-09-24 12:41:48Gerrit Betlem
Professor Gerrit Betlem, a close friend and colleague to many of us and a leading scholar in European Private Law, passed away on 26th July 2010. There is an obituary on Southampton’s website.
It was impossible to speak to Gerrit without catching some of his enthusiasm for the subject under discussion. I will miss him.
As will I; Gerrit was incredibly supportive when I first started this website back in 2006. He frequently sent links to items deep within the European Commission’s website (that I would never have found myself), and he was in all things kind and generous.
I had the great good fortune to teach the commercial conflict of laws course at the Univeristy of Southampton with Gerrit. He was a wonderful and generous colleague with so many good ideas both as to the content and presentation of the course. I always enjoyed my discussions with him. He introduced me to this website. I have learnt a great deal from Gerrit and hope to carry forward his ideas in his half of the course which I have now inherited. He is much missed.