Professor emeritus of Notarial Law
Professor Huijgen has been Professor of Notarial Law at the Institute of Private Law since 1996.
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 items in English.
Professor Huijgen (1956) studied law at Leiden University and is specialised in notarial law. In 1979 he obtained his master's degree in law, a year later in notarial law. He gained 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. Professpr 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.
Professor Huijgen works as a consultant in fields related to his academic work and is active in various 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 organisations and foundations and is a senior lecturer at the 'Stichting Beroepsopleiding Notariaat (real estate)'. Professor Huijgen has written almost 400 publications on various topics of notarial law.
- Hoofdredacteur Juridische Berichten voor het Notariaat
- Hoofddocent Stichting Beroepsopleiding Notariaat (onroerend goed)