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Robrecht Timmermans

Assistant Professor

Mr.dr. R.A.F. Timmermans
+31 71 527 2727

Dr Timmermans joined the Institute of Private Law's Department of Notarial Law as an Assistant Professor of Notarial Corporate Law on 1 October 2021.

More information about Robrecht Timmermans


Dr Timmermans graduated from Leiden University (Notarial Law and Effectus Civilis (access to the bar and judiciary)) in February 1999. In January 2018, he obtained his PhD for his thesis entitled ‘Protection of listed companies by the issue of preference shares’. His doctoral thesis contains a detailed and practical explanation of how listed companies with their registered offices in the Netherlands can protect themselves against shareholder activism and hostile takeovers by issuing preference shares. Dr Timmermans worked in notarial practice since April 1999 and is currently a Partner and civil law notary at Legaltree N.V. in Leiden, where he practises in corporate law and corporate governance. He is also a guest lecturer in corporate law at the Van der Heijden Institute (RUN), a permanent assistant at the legal journal Ondernemingsrecht (Wolters Kluwer) and a lecturer in the Grotius specialisation course in Corporate Law and Business Law. He was a contributor to the Mr. C. Assers Handleiding tot de beoefening van het Nederlands Burgerlijk Recht, Rechtspersonenrecht, deel IIa, NV en BV and a contributor to SDU Commentaar Ondernemingsrecht.


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Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Notarieel Recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C2.15



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