European Private Law, Radboud University
Arthur is a professor and arbitrator focused on private law, commercial law and art law. He was a judge in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal and advocate general (and procureur general) at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands. He published many books and articles on Dutch and comparative private law, including a commentary in four volumes on the law of obligations (eight editions). Major research projects include Towards a European Civil Code (4th ed., Kluwer 2011), a Ius Commune Casebook on Contract Law (Oxford, 2002) and a Ius Commune Casebook on European Law and Private Law (Oxford, 2017).
Arthur’s law practice has included arbitration since 1985. He has served as Arbitrator in a wide range of commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level, administered by i.a. the Dutch Arbitration Institute, the International Chamber of Commerce and the London Court of International Arbitration. He is a member of the Panel of Conciliators and of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), designated by The Netherlands, and a member, P.R.I.M.E. Panel of Financial Experts.
Arthur is i.a. First Vice President of UNIDROIT (Institute for the Unification of Private Law, Rome), a member of the Senate of the European Law Institute, a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, a member of the Academia Europaea and a foreign member of the American Law Institute. He is Past Chair of the Board of Appeal of the Netherlands Complaints Committee on Financial Services.
Arthur’s educational background includes a doctorate at the University of Amsterdam. He holds a honorary doctorate at the Demokritos University (Greece) and is honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is fluent in Dutch, English, German, French and Italian.
Jurisdiction: the Netherlands