Prof. mr. dr. Björn Hoops
As Adjunct Professor of Private Law and Sustainability at the University of Groningen, Björn’s daily work involves researching private and public law issues that affect the sustainability of buildings.
He was born in northern Germany on 21 January 1988. He studied German and Dutch law in Bremen and Groningen. In 2013 he graduated with civil effect and received the GUF-100 prize (best law student in the academic year 2012-2013). He wrote his comparative law master’s theses on bankruptcy pauliana.
One of his theses was awarded the German-Dutch Lawyer Prize in 2014. In 2017 Björn obtained his doctorate cum laude on expropriation. Since September 2020, Björn has been leading a group of lecturers for the innovative master’s course Real Estate Law in the 21st Century. This subject is about innovative technology in the built environment, the sustainability of society and legal issues that play a role.
Olenz and Björn want to give an impulse to sustainability by combining practical and theoretical knowledge. Björn has a valuable knowledge of property law and expropriation law and we are very pleased that he is associated with our office as advisor since January 2021.