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Ruben van Uden


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.

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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: Ranking of insolvency creditors.

Ruben’s PhD research is about the principles of ranking of insolvency creditors. This research project aims to identify and analyse the leading principles of ranking, in order to provide a framework to assess whether the current Dutch rules on ranking are in need of reform and – if affirmative – how these rules could be improved.



  • 2020 Meijers Best Article Prize
  • 2020 Van Wersch Springplank Prize


Dutch, English, German.


  • 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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