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Pim Huijgen

Professor emeritus of Notarial Law

Prof.mr. W.G. Huijgen
+31 71 527 7887

Professor Huijgen has been a Professor of Notarial Law at the Institute of Private Law since 1996.

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Notarieel recht (notarial law) is – by law – a compulsory Dutch-language academic study. Therefore, you will only find English curriculum vitae on our website and 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,  followed by his master's degree in notarial law a year later. He gained extensive experience in several notarial practices as a junior civil law notary and started working as a lecturer in private law at Leiden University in 1987. Professor Huijgen obtained his doctorate at Leiden University with his thesis on Liability of the State (1991).

In 1996, he was appointed Professor of Notarial Law at Leiden University and from then 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. He is active in various fields of notarial law (real estate, matrimonial property, inheritance law, estate planning and company law). He is also a Board member 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.

Professor emeritus of Notarial Law

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Notarieel Recht



  • SDU Hoofdredacteur Juridische Berichten voor het Notariaat
  • Stichting Beroepsopleiding Notariaat Hoofddocent Stichting Beroepsopleiding Notariaat (onroerend goed)
  • Stichting Fundatie Notelaers Bestuurslid
  • Stichting Beroepsopleiding Notariaat Bestuurslid
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