Professor of Notarial Law / Head of department
Prof. Huijgen is related to the Institute for Private Law since 1996 as a professor Notarial Law.
Notarieel recht /Notarial law is – by law – a compulsory Dutch-language academic study. Therefore you will only find English curriculum vitae on our website, but no other English items.
Prof. Huijgen (1956) studied law at Leiden University and is specialized in notarial law. In 1979 he obtained his master degree in law, a year later in notarial law. He gathered extensive experience in several notarial practices as a junior civil-law notary and started as a lecturer in private law at Leiden University in 1987. Prof. Huijgen obtained his doctorate at Leiden University with a thesis on Liability of the State (1991).
In 1996 he was appointed professor of notarial law at Leiden University and from that year until April 2013 he combined this with his work as a civil law notary in The Hague.
Prof. Huijgen works as an advisor in fields related to his academic work and is active in all kinds of fields of notarial law (real estate, matrimonial property, law of inheritance, estate planning and company law). Furthermore he is a member of the board of several organizations and foundations and he is senior lecturer at the “Stichting Beroepsopleiding Notariaat (real estate)”. Prof. Huijgen has written over 350 publications on various topics of notarial law.
- Voorzitter commissie zij-instroom
- Hoofdredacteur Juridische Berichten voor het Notariaat
- Hoofddocent Stichting Beroepsopleiding Notariaat (onroerend goed)
- Lid Raad van Toezicht