Richard Blauwhoff's advisory practice covers both Dutch and foreign private international law, as well as foreign civil law. He advises on subjects including international contracts, cross-border bankruptcies and the enforcement of security interests. Together with Lisette Frohn, he also advises on the law of persons and family law. He is active in maintaining and facilitating contacts within the Institute's network of national and international experts, and also publishes on a regular basis.
Richard studied International and European law, as well as the History of International Relations at Utrecht University, where in May 2009 he also completed his PhD. His thesis, for which he was awarded the Dutch-German Lawyers' Prize and the Erasmus Study Prize, involved comparative law research in the field of human rights treaties, the law of persons and family law.
Richard is fluent in English and French and has an excellent command of Portuguese and German. His command of languages and wide-ranging research experience mean he can respond quickly and effectively to any foreign law questions arising in your legal practice. Richard has been a legal advisor at the Institute since October 2011.