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Bart Krans

Professor of Private Law and Civil Procedure

Prof.mr. H.B. Krans
+31 71 527 4783

Bart Krans holds the chair in Private law and Civil procedure law since August 2016.

More information about Bart Krans

Bart Krans defended his PhD (on Compensation for breach of contract) in Leiden in 1999. He then worked as a practicing lawyer at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn in the Hague. In August 2005 he was appointed as full professor in Private law, in particular civil procedure law, at the University of Groningen.

In the academic year 2010-2011 he was a guest professor at the TPR chair at Ghent University (Belgium). In 2015 he was visiting professor at Ghent University.


Krans is interested in civil procedure law, contract law and liability law.

The Europeanisation of civil procedure law is one of his research topics. In 2016 The European Union and National Civil Procedure (editors prof. dr. A. Nylund, University Tromso and prof. dr. Bart Krans), Intersentia was published.

Krans wrote the monograph Nederlands burgerlijk procesrecht en materieel EU-recht (Deventer – Kluwer 2010); a book on Dutch civil procedure law and substantive EU law.

Krans is – with prof. dr. M.H. Wissink en dr. G.T. de Jong -  author of the book Verbintenissenrecht algemeen (Studiereeks Burgerlijk Recht); a book on the Law of Obligations.

Krans writes cases notes for the leading Dutch case note journal Nederlandse Jurisprudentie (NJ).


Krans teaches in the fields of substantive civil law and civil procedure law.

In 2018 he received the price for the best teacher of Leiden Law School for the academic year 2017/2018.

In 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2106 he has received  the price from Leiden Law School for the best evaluated lecture for law professionals.


Krans is Programme Director of the Advanced Master International Civil and Commercial Law (ICCL); see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/international-civil-and-commercial-law

Editorial Boards

Krans is an editor of Tekst & Commentaar Burgerlijk Wetboek; a commentary on the Dutch Civil Code.

He also serves as aditor of Tekst & Commentaar Vermogensrecht.

He is also a member of the editorial board of the bookseries Burgerlijk Proces & Praktijk; a bookseries on Civil Procedure and Practice.

Krans is a member of the advisory council of the Belgium Journal Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht (TPR).

From 2009 to 2019 Krans was editor of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht (NTBR); a leading Dutch journal on Civil law.

From 2008 to 2018 he was member of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Civiele Rechtspleging (TCR); a leading Dutch journal on Civil Procedure law.

Krans has (co-)edited several books.

Professor of Private Law and Civil Procedure

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Civiel recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C 2.11



  • Gerechtshof Arnhem-Leeuwarden Raadsheer-plaatsvervanger
  • Diverse cursusorganisaties (waaronder Grotius Academie en Law Firm School) Incidenteel docent (PAO) voor advocaten en andere juristen
  • Wolters Kluwer auteur en redacteur
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