David Althoff

Intern - trainee

  • Department:
    Former Interns
  • Section: Private International Law


David Althoff is an intern for the section Private International Law. Currently he pursues an LLM at Leiden University in both Civil law and Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. He completed his LLB (cum honore) at the University of Amsterdam. During his bachelor David studied at Cornell Law School as an exchange student. There he focused on international trade law and international commercial arbitration. He wrote his bachelor thesis on the recognition and enforcement of set aside foreign arbitral awards. His civil law master thesis is on the law of class actions in the Netherlands, in particular on the coming collective redress act. As part of the Leiden-Oxford Programme David wrote his legal philosophy thesis on the supplementation of contracts at the University of Oxford. The thesis consists of an analysis of the nature of the standards of good faith and fair dealing in art. 6:248 (1) DCC from a Rawlsian perspective. Complimentary to his LLM David took part in the Talent Programme – an extracurricular research programme offered by the Graduate School of Legal Studies at Leiden University. Before joining the Asser Institute David interned at two law firms in Amsterdam and at the department of civil law at Leiden University.