Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law
The Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law provides academic education and performs research in the field of financial law.
The Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law is named after Rob Hazelhoff (1930-2010). His bequest to the Hazelhoff Van Huet Foundation made it possible to establish the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law. As chairman of the board of Algemene Bank Nederland (ABN), Rob Hazelhoff was very much involved with the merger of ABN with Amro Bank, and thus stood at the cradle of what would become ABN AMRO Bank, currently one of the top-three banks in the Netherlands. He always had a special interest in Anglo-American financial law and it was his conviction that one cannot be properly active in international banking without having a thorough understanding of American financial law. Therefore, the particular attention of the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law for Anglo-American financial law results directly from Rob Hazelhoff's special interest. This particular attention emerges, inter alia, in the course Anglo-American Financial Law in the Financial Law master. During this course, several prominent visiting scholars from both the United Kingdom and the United States offer an Anglo-American perspective on banking and securities law.
Hazelhoff Guest Lectures
Het Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law organises a guest lecture series: the Hazelhoff Guest Lectures. These are open to the general public. In these guest lectures, eminent speakers from the financial field discuss timely issues of financial law. The Hazelhoff Guest Lectures are organised regularly throughout the year.
Hazelhoff Financial Law Series
The Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law has its own Hazelhoff Financial Law Series. This series of books intends to deepen and further the debate on topical issues of financial law. The published work represents key results of the work for the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law.
The Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law is in various ways involved in education at Leiden University.
Research by the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law covers financial law in a broad sense. Special attention is given to the intersections of law. The Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law conducts research within the Securing the Integrity of Financial Markets in Times of Crisis research programme.