Edited by: Ewoud Hondius, Jeroen Chorus, Piet-Hein Gerver
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A standard legal resource since its first edition in 1978, Introduction
to Dutch Law has proven itself the ideal overview of Dutch law for
foreign lawyers. The Fourth Edition updates the subject with continuing
changes in the Civil Code, including the major new law of succession of 2003,
and with the ongoing Europeanisation of Dutch law observable in all legal
areas, most recently in criminal procedural law.
The various chapters have been written by experts,scholars, practitioners,
jurists in particular fields, and provide an authoritative overview. The
history of Dutch law is discussed, as well as Dutch legal culture, the
judicial organisation, legal education, and the legal profession. This is
followed by an introduction to essential issues of Dutch private and public
law and Dutch labour law. The last chapter examines questions of legal
As a thorough guide to further research, Introduction to Dutch Law
is unmatched. It offers practitioners, particularly foreign lawyers, a quick
and reliable way into any area of Dutch law that they may be required to
research. It will also be of great value to comparativists (especially those
studying the influence of European law on national legal systems), scholars,
Like previous editions, the Fourth Edition of Introduction to Dutch Law
has been prepared under the auspices of the Netherlands Comparative Law
List of Contributors and Editors, Abbreviations, Preface –
J.H.M. van Erp
Part I. Dutch Legal System Chapter 1.
History – J.M.J. Chorus & E.C. Coppens Chapter 2.
Dutch Legal Culture – Persisting or Waning? – E. Blankenburg
Chapter 3. Judicial Organization – A.F.M. Brenninkmeijer
Chapter 4. Legal Education and the Legal Profession – G.R. de
Groot Chapter 5. Classification – E.H. Hondius
Part II. Private Law Chapter 6. Family Law – P.
Vlaardingerbroek Chapter 7. Property Law – W.M. Kleijn,
J.P. Jordaans , H.B. Krans , H.D. Ploeger & F.A. Steketee; revised by J.M.J.
Chorus Chapter 8. Law of Obligations – A.S. Hartkamp
Chapter 9. Representation and Procuration – P.H.M. Gerver
Chapter 10. Legal Persons – P.H.M. Gerver Chapter 11.
Law of Succession – P.H.M. Gerver Chapter 12. Commercial
Law – J.B. Huizink Chapter 13. Specific Contracts –
E.H. Hondius Chapter 14. Civil Procedure – H.J. Snijders
Chapter 15. Private International Law – TH.M. de Boer & R.
Part III. Public Law Chapter 16. Constitutional Law
– E.A. Alkema Chapter 17. Administrative Law –
A.J.C. de Moor-van Vugt & B.W.N. de Waard Chapter 18.
Environmental Law – J.M. Verschuuren Chapter 19. The
Criminal Justice System – J.F. Nijboer Chapter 20. Tax Law
– CH.J. Langereis Chapter 21. Economic Law – P.
van der Korst & I. Wassenaar
Part IV. Labour Law Chapter 22. Labour Law and
Social Security Law – A.T.J.M. Jacobs Chapter 23. Legal
Philosophy – A. Soeteman, Subject Index