Prof. Carla Klaassen

Carla Klaassen holds the Chair of Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and is also appointed professor of Private Law at the University of Curacao. After defending her PHD-thesis (Liabilty without risk; highest honours), she worked as an attorney-at-law with a leading Dutch law firm in Amsterdam. Currently, in addition to her work at the university, she is i.a. vice-president of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (and continues to sit as arbitrator), member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Procedure Law of the Dutch Ministry of Justice, president of the Dutch Association for Civil Procedure Law, Board member of the Association for Liability law and the law of damages (“VASR”), honorary deputy judge at the Court of Appeal Arnhem-Leeuwarden and mediator. Carla wrote several books and many articles on civil procedural law, tort law and damages: she is co-author of one of the leading handbooks on Dutch procedural law (Snijders, Klaassen, Meijer, “Nederlands burgerlijk procesrecht” (2017)), author of a monograph about Damages (Monografie BW: schadevergoeding (2017)) and chief-editor of the journal “Jurisprudentie Burgerlijk procesrecht”. Recently she co-edited (and contributed to) a book on Collective redress (2018), a topic she also paid attention to in previous pubications.

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