In this handbook, Toon and Kasper – with the assistance of (then student, now junior associate) Tim Hartman – provide a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of security rights under Dutch law, including rights of pledge, mortgage, priority rights, right of retention, and retention of title. This 16th edition incorporates legislation, case law and literature until 1 July 2020. For more information about the publication, or to order the book, click here.
About the Asser series
The Asser series was named after Carel Asser (1843-1898), a professor of civil law, commercial law and civil procedure at Leiden University. Among his many accomplishments was authoring the Handleiding tot de beoefening van het Nederlands Burgerlijk Recht (Manual for the practice of Dutch Civil Law). With this textbook, Asser aimed to explain Dutch civil law systematically and judiciously. Thus, he paid a great deal of attention to the integrated treatment of the applicable civil law, in which European law and comparative law play essential roles. Asser also made sure he used clear, to-the-point language. Today, though modified and greatly expanded, the manual is still being reprinted as the Asser series – and in more than 30 volumes. In addition to the parts on substantive law, there are ten parts relating solely to the field of civil procedural law.
Kasper talks about updating these iconic series in the Article: Collective knowledge - Futureproofing a 19th century masterpiece