pin Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Professor Rolef de Weijs is Professor of National and International Insolvency Law at the University of Amsterdam. He is also a visiting professor at Riga Graduate School of Law in Latvia.

De Weijs holds a master in law and philosophy from Groningen University and an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. He also participated in the Japan Prize Winners’ Programme. He did his Ph.D. research at the Amsterdam Institute for Private law. In April 2010 he defended his Ph.D. thesis ‘Faillissementspauliana, Insolvenzanfechtung & Transaction Avoidance in Insolvencies’.

De Weijs specialises in property law, insolvency law, corporate law and corporate finance. He teaches the courses Insolvency Law (Insolventierecht), European Insolvency law, Critical Analyses of Corporate Finance and Insolvency Law, and parts of the course European Property Law.

De Weijs practices law as an attorney and a court appointed trustee in bankruptcy at Houthoff Buruma, a law firm in Amsterdam.

  • Bob Wessels  and Rolef J. de Weijs ‘Revision of the Iconic Chapter 11: Its Global Importance and Global Feedback’ (2014) 4 International Insolvency Law Review 441;
  • Rolef J. de Weijs ‘Bringing Too Big to Fail Banks Back Within the Realm of Insolvency Law: Understanding TBTF from an Insolvency Law Theory Perspective’, in R. Parry (eds), Too Big to Fail? Large National and International Failures under the Spotlight (INSOL Europe 2013);
  • Rolef de Weijs, ‘Harmonisation of European Insolvency Law and the Need to Tackle Two Common Problems: Common Pool and Anticommons’ (2012) 21(2) International Insolvency Review, 67.