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prof. mr. dr. W.D. (Wilbert) Kolkman

Dean Faculty of Law
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Wilbert Kolkman was appointed full professor of private law and notarial law at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in 2006. As of 2017, he holds the chair of Legal Science and Family Property Law. In October 2020 he became Dean of the Faculty of Law.

His research focuses mainly on the fields of family law, inheritance law and matrimonial property law. Wilbert is joint editor-in-chief of a number of periodicals and of a series on notarial law: Family Law, Estate Settlement, Real Property Law and Company Law. He is an author in the Asser-series (Family Law) and he was visiting professor of Family Law at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and KU Leuven, Belgium.

Apart from his work at the University, he is a deputy justice (‘raadsheer-plaatsvervanger’) at the Court of Appeal Arnhem-Leeuwarden.

Kolkman is member of the board of several foundations and associations (e.g. Cultuurfonds Groningen) and he takes part in a number of research networks. Occasionally, he lectures lawyers, judges and civil-law notaries in the areas of law mentioned above.

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