Paul Verbruggen (1983) is Assistant Professor of Private Law at the Business and Law Research Centre of Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He conducted his PhD research at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, which resulted in the monograph Enforcing Transnational Private Regulation: A Comparative Analysis of Advertising and Food Safety (Edward Elgar 2014). Paul teaches courses in the field of (European) private law and writes on the design and operation of regulatory frameworks (both public and private), focusing on questions of legitimacy, accountability and enforcement. His research interests concern European private law, regulatory policy, risk regulation and certification. His publications included articles in Regulation & Governance, European Review of Private Law and the European Law Journal. Paul currently works on a book project (co-editor Tetty Havinga) on theHybridisation of Food Governance: Trends, Types and Results (contract with Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2016).