Koen Roo, de

mr. Koen de Roo


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Koen de Roo joined the Faculty of Law in September 2015 as a PhD candidate at the Zuidas Institute for Financial Law and Company Law (ZIFO). He holds an LLM from King's College, University of London and an LLM from VU University Amsterdam, having read Dutch law at Maastricht University and International and Spanish Business Law at ESADE Law School, Universitat Ramon Llull (LLB). In 2018 Koen was a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg).


Koen's research interests include company law, the law on associations and foundations, and corporate governance. His PhD research centres on the role of the board of directors in Dutch law, with a particular focus on mapping the directors' duties under s. 2:44/129/239/291 (1) Dutch Civil Code.


  • Anatomy of Corporate Law (Master)


  • Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law Scholarship (2018)

Prizes and Awards

  • Ars Aequi Prize 2015

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