Hans Mathijsen

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Hans Mathijsen (1957) has studied in the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (University of Leiden) and completed his studies there in Liability in Negotiations. He was sworn-in as an advocate and procurator litis in Amsterdam in 1985. His practice includes the provision of legal services to companies and private individuals, particularly in the field of commercial law; he has an internationally-oriented practice.

Particular areas of attention in this connection are cross-border relations with Belgium and Dutch-German relations. After further studies in Germany, he was admitted in 1998 as an advocate in Germany and member of the Bar in Düsseldorf. In 2004, he was also admitted to the Bar of the Higher Regional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia. He is a member of various lawyers’ associations, the Dutch-German Advocates Association, the German Lawyers Association DAV, and the International Union of Advocates. As an active reserve ¬ officer (Military Legal Corps), he is attached to the Ministry of Defence.

Hans is active as arbitrator with the Dutch-German Chamber of Commerce.

Hans has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • general practice
  • civil law
  • corporate law
  • agency and distribution
  • professional liability
  • directors liability
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • companies
  • associations and foundations

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.