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Ruben van Uden

PhD candidate

Mr. R.C.P. van Uden LLM
+31 71 527 4992

R.C.P. (Ruben) van Uden is connected to the Institute for Private Law as PhD candidate since 1 September 2017.

More information about Ruben van Uden

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Ruben van Uden (1992) studied Law (LLB) and Civil law (LLM, cum laude) at Leiden Law School. After finishing his LLM degree in Leiden he studied Comparative and European Private Law at the University of Edinburgh (postgraduate LLM, with distinction).

During his studies Ruben gained practical experience at several Dutch law firms, amongst others Huijzer Advocaten (Papendrecht) and NautaDutilh (Amsterdam).

Since 1 September 2017 Ruben is connected to the Institute for Private Law, department of Civil Law, as PhD Fellow. His research interests are primarily within the law of property.

PhD Research

Title PhD research: the balance between creditors.

Ruben’s PhD research is about the balance between secured and unsecured creditors when it comes to (mostly through insolvency) the distribution of the assets of a company. Throughout the years the position of the secured creditors – creditors with proprietary rights on assets of the company – has been strengthened compared to the position of the unsecured creditors. This research project aims to identify the effects of this development, to explore to what extent these effects give rise to a revision of the current balance and to consider how such a revision could be done. Attention will be given to foreign developments in this area as well.


Dutch, English, German.

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Civiel recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C 2.04



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