Kirsten Maes has been working as a lawyer at Van Benthem & Keulen in the Commercial Contracting & Dispute Resolution and Liability & Insurance practice groups since 2015. Kirsten specialises in the law of civil procedure, contract law, dispute resolution and liability law.
In addition to her work as a lawyer, Kirsten is affiliated with Utrecht University as an external doctoral student, where she is working on a doctoral thesis about secondary liabilities. In this context, Kirsten publishes articles in academic journals, including in AV&S (journal on liability, insurance and damage) and TVP (journal on compensation for personal injury), gives guest lectures at Utrecht University and acts as (external) guest speaker, including in 2017 at the SSR full-day event.
Kirsten is a speaker at IURA ACTUA in the Contract Law module.
- Law of Civil Procedure
- Contract Law
- Dispute Resolution
- Law of Obligations
- Liability Law
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).