About us

Intersentia Cambridge

Founded in 2010, Intersentia Ltd is an independent and rapidly developing international publishing house based in Cambridge. Our office is first and foremost dedicated to legal publishing. Our list covers the core of private and public law, as well as the criminal law of different jurisdictions, European Union law, comparative law, international law and human rights. We publish academic, professional, and educational monographs and edited collections. We also have a smaller number of titles dedicated to the fields of business, finance and accounting. 

As an independent publishing house, we are quick with decisions and responses, editing is thorough, and our approach is collaborative: we work with and for our authors. This ethos carries through to every stage of our publishing process, ensuring satisfaction for author and reader at every stage of a book’s journey, and never compromising on quality whilst maintaining swift production times. 

Intersentia’s titles are sold worldwide, and we work with a network of distributors on four continents. At the same time, our international marketing activities, including our presence at conferences and other important events, make sure that all of our publications reach their intended readership effectively. 

Our list is proving successful, with Intersentia books winning numerous prestigious prizes including the Inner Temple New Author Prize, the Fernand Collin Prize, the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award, and the Ciardi Prize.

 

Intersentia the pioneer

Intersentia Ltd is part of Interpublishing, a media and software group that strives to combine the essence of a traditional publishing house with the innovative approach of a technology company. Today, information is available in many other forms than physical books, and Interpublishing offers you legal and economic information in user-friendly databases and software packages. Our software for professionals is regularly praised as the best on the market.

 

Meet the Cambridge office

Ann-Christin Maak-Scherpe
Publisher and General Manager

Ann-Christin has been heading Intersentia’s Cambridge office since its foundation in 2010. She holds law degrees from a civil law (German State Exam, University of Hamburg) and a common law jurisdiction (LLM with first class honours from the University of Auckland). During her studies she worked for five years at the Max Planck Institute for comparative and international Private Law in Hamburg. Her academic and particularly comparative knowledge means that she is uniquely placed to work with authors of both common law and civil law backgrounds. 

For more information on publishing with Intersentia, please contact Ann-Christin on ac.maak@intersentia.co.uk

 

Rebecca Moffat
Editor

Rebecca, who holds a law degree from the University of East Anglia, joined Intersentia in 2017, bringing eight years of experience working with writers and managing projects in a range of subject areas. She looks after the English title list from final submission to publication.

 

Tom Scheirs
Head of Sales and Marketing

Tom studied law in Antwerp (LLM Hons 1997) and Utrecht (LLM in international criminal law Magna cum laude 1999). After working at the University of Antwerp and Utrecht University as a research assistant and lecturer, he joined Intersentia as International Marketing Manager in 2005. Since 2016 he has been Head of Sales and Marketing.



Meet the directors

Richard Hart
Non-executive director

Richard gained a law degree from Cambridge University, then briefly worked as a university lecturer in law before getting his first job in publishing with Professional Books. In 1986 he was appointed Law Editor at Oxford University Press, and in 1996 left to launch his own publishing company, Hart Publishing, where he was Managing Director until 2013. He joined Intersentia as a Non-executive Director in September 2016.

 

Hans Kluwer
Founder and Director

Hans holds a master’s degree in applied economics. He started as a research assistant at the Vlerick School of Management (Ghent University) and worked as a chartered public accountant and audit manager at Price Waterhouse (now PwC, PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Brussels and Philadelphia. In 1996 Hans founded Intersentia.

 

Kris Moermans
Director