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Cathalijne van der Plas

Professor International Civil Law

Prof.mr. C.G. van der Plas
+31 71 527 1568

Cathalijne van der Plas has been a professor of Private International Law at the Institute for Private law since 1 October 2021.

More information about Cathalijne van der Plas

Cathalijne van der Plas is Professor of Private International Law at Leiden University. After completing her dissertation on the limits of the judicial function and Private International Law at Radboud University in 2005, she entered the legal profession. After a number of years as a full-time lawyer, she started combining her practice with teaching at the University of Amsterdam in 2007. Since 2020, she has been a partner in the law firm JahaeRaymakers. There she conducts an international practice revolving around Private International Law.

Cathalijne van der Plas is also a member of the General Board of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (KNIVR),  on the editorial board of the journal Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR), and annotator for the case note journal Nederlandse Jurisprudentie (NJ). She is also co-chair of the Asset Tracing & Recovery Chamber of the Institute for Financial Crime.

Professor International Civil Law

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Civiel recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C2.03


  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht lid algemeen bestuur
  • Tijdschrift Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht lid redactie
  • JahaeRaymakers advocatuur
  • Institute for Financial Crime co- kamervoorzitter werkgroep asset recovery
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