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Matthias Haentjens

Prof. M. Haentjens, Professor of Financial Law at Institute for Private Law
Matthias Haentjens

Matthias Haentjens is a professor of Financial Law at the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law.

Prior to joining Leiden Law School, Matthias Haentjens was an attorney with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. In  this capacity, he handled cases both as a transaction lawyer and as a (supreme court) litigator.

Matthias Haentjens studied Greek and Latin as well as law at the University of Amsterdam, and was a teacher of classics for some time. He obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam and was a visiting scholar at Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law.

His current research is focused on the way in which systems of law deal with international financial innovations.

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Key publications

  • The Law Applicable to Indirectly Held Securities (2006) Haentjens, M.
  • Harmonisation of Securities Law, Custody and Transfer of Securities in European Private Law (2007) Haentjens, M.
  • Suretyships under Dutch Law (2010) Haentjens, M., Chiacchi, A., Weatherhill, S.
  • DCFR en goederenrecht in de praktijk – over zekerheid en rafelranden (2011) Haentjens, M.