Hans Mathijsen (1957) has studied in the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (University of Leiden) and completed his studies there in Liability in Negotiations. He was sworn-in as an advocate and procurator litis in Amsterdam in 1985. His practice includes the provision of legal services to companies and private individuals, particularly in the field of commercial law; he has an internationally-oriented practice.
Particular areas of attention in this connection are cross-border relations with Belgium and Dutch-German relations. After further studies in Germany, he was admitted in 1998 as an advocate in Germany and member of the Bar in Düsseldorf. In 2004, he was also admitted to the Bar of the Higher Regional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia. He is a member of various lawyers’ associations, the Dutch-German Advocates Association, the German Lawyers Association DAV, and the International Union of Advocates. As an active reserve ¬ officer (Military Legal Corps), he is attached to the Ministry of Defence.