On 1 January, Dr W. Breemhaar (1951) and Dr S. Perrick (1949) were named Professors in the Notarial Law Special Subjects special chair in the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam.
On 1 January, Dr W. Breemhaar (1951) and Dr S. Perrick (1949) were named Professors in the Notarial Law Special Subjects special chair in the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam. The chair was designated on behalf of the Foundation for the Advancement of Notarial Studies (Stichting tot Bevordering van de Notariële Wetenschap).
The teaching and research remit of Willem Breemhaar en Steven Perrick focuses on the transfer of knowledge from, and on preparation for, professional practice within Notarial Law. They will also be engaged with the broadening of notarial practice as an academic discipline, by placing the subject area within an international context. Breemhaar will be responsible for succession law and practical knowledge; Perrick’s remit covers special knowledge and experience in the field of international company law. Both occupants will be teaching material complementary to one another.
Willem Breemhaar has been working in the legal system since 1992, first as a district and subdistrict court judge in Groningen, and since 2003 as a justice and senior justice at the court of appeal in Leeuwarden. He participates in the ‘allocation chamber’ (verdelingenkamer), a civil-sector collaboration project in the fields of matrimonial property law and the law of succession. From 1978 to 1998, Breemhaar worked for the University of Groningen as a lecturer and researcher in notarial law and international private law. Prior to that he worked as a junior civil-law notary, and studied at the University of Münster (Germany). He has numerous publications to his name in the field of family and succession law.
Since 1973, Steven Perrick has been working as a lawyer and/or civil-law notary in a practice dealing primarily with corporate law. He worked as a notary in Amsterdam for twenty-five years, and is currently a lawyer/partner at Spinath & Wakkie. From 1988 until 2002, he was Professor of Banking and Securities Law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Perrick occupies several consulting and management positions, including membership on the Asser Advisory Council (Asser Adviesraad) and as chairman of the board of the AMMODO Foundation. He is also deputy justice at the court of appeal in Arnhem. Perrick has published many books and articles in the field of civil law, corporate law and securities law.