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Dr G.C.C Lewin (1966) has been named Professor by special appointment of Special aspects of Private Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair has been designated on behalf of the Marcel Henri Bregstein Foundation.

Prof Gerard Lewin, professor Private law
Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans

Gerard Lewin will deal with various aspects of civil procedural law at the interface between theory and practice. He will focus his attention on the division of tasks between the judge and parties when striving to achieve a fair trial with a good outcome. He is also interested in the relationship between the different functions of justice, and believes that the importance of individual legal protection is often in danger of being forfeited. He will provide in-depth background lectures in which special attention is paid to unruly legal practices and recent developments.


Lewin works as a justice in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. He worked from 1988 to 1995 in Brussels, The Hague and Amsterdam as an actuary for the foreign business of an insurance company. Then he moved to the judiciary, working in Middelburg, Rotterdam, and from 2004 to 2010, in Curaçao. Lewin obtained his doctorate at the University of Curaçao in 2010 with a thesis entitled The appeal and the appeal in civil cases in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. He previously edited the famous boekje van ras (book of race) on apple procedural law for the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He writes a weekly jurisprudence column in the Nederlands Juristenblad (Netherlands Lawyers Journal).