Having read notarial law at Leyden University, this born and bred Amsterdam resident could not wait to hoof it back to Amsterdam and immerse himself in the notarial practice, where he was duly appointed as a civil-law notary in 1992.
A firm believer of the principle that civil law notaries are to the legal profession what general practitioners represent medically, Maarten R. Meijer practices the traditional disciplines of Real Estate Law, Private Family law and Corporate Law.
Serves on a range of boards both within and outside the notarial profession, of which his position as Vice President of the Commission des Affaires Europeans of the Union Internationale du Notariat deserves special mention as this has brought him into contact with notarial solicitors all over the civil law world.
Additionally serves on the boards of several foundations, on cultural field Stichting Vrienden van Felix Meritis (European Centre for the Arts, Culture and Science), Stichting Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica(the comprehensive collection of works in the Christian-Hermetic tradition) and he is also a member of Supervisory Board of Stichting Geef om Cultuur. On the charitable field he is chairman of the Kattendijke / Drucker Stichting, board member of Stichting tot Voortzetting van het Departement Amsterdam van de Maatschappij tot Nut van ’t Algemeen and Stichting De Helpende Zon. In medical field he is a member of the Advisory Board of Patiëntenvereniging NSvG, and Member of the Executive Board of Stichting Willen is Kunnen.
His pursuits include history in general and that of Amsterdam and the former Eastern bloc in particular. This keen rambler, who has already “done” Saint Peter’s Way, Borderway and Deltapad and is about to tackle the Dutch Coast Path hike, is proficient in English, French, Spanish and German.