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Jan Paul Franx graduated in 1984 from the Free University of Amsterdam. His master thesis on the new Dutch Arbitration Law was published by Kluwer. In 1984 and 1985 he worked first at the T.M.C. Asser Institute for International Law (Department of International Commercial Arbitration) in The Hague, then as an international trainee in Linklater’s London office (arbitration practice) and finally in barristers’ chambers (Middle Temple) in London. Between 1986 and 2011 he was a lawyer at NautaDutilh, the last 18 years as a partner. In 1993 he was seconded as a foreign associate to the corporate, arbitration and securities practice of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s New York office. From 1993 to 1996 Jan Paul worked in NautaDutilh’s Breda office, where he focused on giving advice to and litigating on behalf of family owned companies.
Jan Paul regularly publishes articles in legal magazines on corporate and securities issues. He teaches at the Grotius Institute (specialist-education programme Enterprise & Liability). In 2012 he worked on a handbook on prospectus liability.