22 December 2022

De Brauw welcomes the return of Prof. Matthias Haentjens

Matthias Haentjens will rejoin De Brauw starting January 2023. He will combine his practice at De Brauw with a professorship in Civil Law at the University of Leiden.

Matthias has been professor of Private Law since 2012, specializing in Financial Law. As of January 2023, he is appointed professor of Civil Law at the University of Leiden. Before, Matthias worked as a lawyer at De Brauw from 2007 until 2012.

Great strategic relevance to the legal practice

Matthias has extensive expertise in financial law, insolvency law, property law and international private law. He consistently works at the forefront of developments in these fields. He contributed to the realization of the Unidroit Geneva Securities Convention and was a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Securities and Claims. He regularly lectures and publishes on developments in European law, on (Supreme Court) litigation and on legal consequences of digitalization.

Matthias is a renowned member of several international associations, amongst which the International Insolvency Institute, the European Law Institute, and the European Banking Institute, of which he is Secretary of the Academic Board.

Anja Mutsaers, member of De Brauw's management board: "We are very pleased to have Matthias back in our midst. His expertise is of great strategic relevance to our clients and his experience at the forefront of legal developments will be of great benefit to our clients. We very much look forward to working together again."

Matthias Haentjens: "I look forward to returning to the De Brauw team. The firm takes on complex, multidisciplinary, and groundbreaking legal issues. It fits well with my experience and track record. I look forward to helping clients to move forward through challenging matters in my areas of expertise.”