Matthias Haentjens is Professor of Financial Law at the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law at Leiden Law School.
Prior to joining Leiden Law School, Matthias Haentjens was an attorney with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. In this capacity, he handled cases both as a transaction lawyer and as a (supreme court) litigator.
Matthias studied Greek and Latin at the University of Amsterdam (BA cum laude), and obtained his Master degree in 2001. He became a teacher of classics, but subsequently obtained a Master degree in Law (cum laude) in 2003, also at the University of Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 2007 and was a visiting scholar at Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law.