Hans van Meerten

Prof. Hans van Meerten

Professor Hans van Meerten is a specialist in the field of pension law, financial law and EU law. He assists employees, self-employed persons, employers, pensioners, works councils, pension funds and asset managers. Nationally and internationally. Hans always assesses how Dutch regulations relate to the underlying EU law. Many legal issues have a European law background. Hans has regularly successfully argued that Dutch regulations should give way to European law provisions.

Hans frequently gives presentations and lectures at home and abroad on the above-mentioned areas of law. Current subjects he highlights are the Dutch pension agreement and European pension regulations (PEPP, IORP and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights).

In addition, Hans is a part-time professor of pension law at Utrecht University and supervises several assistants in training.

Netherlands Bar – register of legal practice areas

Hans van Meerten has registered the following legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Social Security Law

This registration obliges him to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Curriculum Vitae


Pension law
Financial law
EU law

Lawyer at GMW lawyers
Independent lawyer
Lawyer at Clifford Chance, Amsterdam
Various policy and consultancy positions, including Ministry of Finance in The Hague

Law, University of Amsterdam
Dissertation, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Additional Activities
Professor of European Pension Law, Utrecht University
Visiting Professor of China University Law and Political Science
Visiting professor, Universität Liechtenstein
Member of the European Insurance and Pension Supervisory Authority, EIOPA (Frankfurt)
Editorial board Financial Law Hub, Sdu Publishers

Available on: Author Page for Hans van Meerten :: SSRN

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