Jan Eijsbouts (A.J.A.J.)
- International company and securities law, corporate governance
- Mergers and acquisitions (including public takeovers)
- Europees en Amerikaans Mededingingsrecht / European and US Competition Law
- Contract Law
- Netherlands’ and American Civil Procedure law (a.o. class actions)
- International conflict management
- Compliance management
Professional career history
Effective October 1, 2010, Mr A.J.A.J. (Jan) Eijsbouts (1945) was appointed Extraordinary Professor Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Professorial Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University. He is responsible with Prof Sybren de Hoo for the development of and teaching in the core course Corporate Social Responsibility in the International Master programme Globalisation and Law.
Jan Eijsbouts studied Dutch Law at Groningen University (master’s degree 1969, with optional course Anglo American Law). After having acted as in-house counsel at Royal Philips Electronics (1971-1975) and at Royal DSM (1976-1988) he retired mid 2007 from Akzo Nobel as Group General Counsel and Corporate Director Legal Affairs, a position he had held since 1999. From 2001 till 2008 he was also member of the Dutch Bar.
He was Co-Chair of the Corporate counsel Forum (2004-2006) and of the CSR Committee (2007-2008) of the International Bar Association. In 2010 he delivered his preadvice to the Dutch Association of Jurists NJV on the general civil and corporate law aspects of CSR. As adviser on corporate law and conflict management at the Gaemo Group he contributed to the work of Prof. John Ruggie (Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on the subject of business and human rights. Jan Eijsbouts also acted as legal adviser to the Business and Human Rights Initiative of the UN Global Compact Network Netherlands.
Jan Eijsbouts is mediator at NMI, ACB and CEDR. He is member of the International Advisory Boards of the Mentor Group (Boston, US) and the CEELI Institute (Prague) and Chairman of the Board of the World Legal Forum Foundation (The Hague). He is member of the public Private Network of HiiL (The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law).