Kirsten Maes has been working as a lawyer at Van Benthem & Keulen in the Commercial Contracts & Dispute Resolution and Liability & Insurance practice groups since 2015. Kirsten specialises in liability law, contract law and the law of civil procedure.
In addition to her work as a lawyer, Kirsten is affiliated with Utrecht University as a lecturer. Kirsten wrote her thesis " Secundaire aansprakelijkheid. Een rechtsvergelijkend onderzoek naar de reikwijdte van de zorgplicht van beheerders van private ruimten" (secondary liability), on which she obtained her PhD from Utrecht University on October 30, 2020. In the context of her doctoral research, Kirsten published articles in academic journals, including in AV&S (journal on liability, insurance and damage) and TVP (journal on compensation for personal injury), gave guest lectures at Utrecht University and acted as (external) guest speaker, including in 2017 on the training day for the Judiciary and in 2021 for the Association for Personal Injury Lawyers.
Kirsten is a speaker at iura actua Contract Law.
- Liability Law
- Contract Law
- Law of Civil Procedure
About Kirsten Maes
Kirsten completed her bachelor's degree in Law in the honours programme of the Utrecht Law College, graduating cum laude, and completed her master's degree in Private Law at Utrecht University, also cum laude. During her studies she published articles in the area of contract law, attachment law and liability law. In 2015, Kirsten received the Molengraaff Institute Thesis Prize for her thesis ‘The scope of the duty of care of secondary, private parties’. In 2016, she won the national thesis prizes of the Stichting Beer Impuls and JBL&G (Beer Impulse Foundation, Personal Injury & Health Law Legal Office) with this same thesis.
Kirsten also publishes regular articles in Bedrijfsjuridische Berichten (Company Law News) and is a member of the Dutch Association for Procedural Law (NVvP).