This morning, Joasia Luzak, founder of this blog and my colleague at the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL), convincingly, successfully and with élan defended her PhD thesis on 'The implied duty of a service provider to warn about a risk of construction defects resulting from a contract with a third party, with emphasis on defects resulting from design failures'. In her analysis, she made a comparison of the rules that have been developed in English, German and Dutch case law on precontractual and contractual duties to warn. She then compared the relevant rules in the Draft Common Frame of Reference to these. A short summary of the research (in Dutch) can be found here. We will of course keep you posted on the publication of the book.