Geert van Calster
Geert van Calster is a professor of regulatory law at KU Leuven and has also
held visiting academic positions at Oxford University, Erasmus (Rotterdam), and
Monash (Melbourne). He practises law at the Brussels and London Bars.
Tiago Cassiano Neves
Tiago Cassiano Neves is a tax lawyer at the Lisbon office of Garrigues. He
specialises in international tax planning and advises clients on international
structuring, restructuring and financial products. Before joining Garrigues, he
worked as Senior Research Associate in the International Bureau of Fiscal
Documentation (IBFD). Previous experience includes working for the Lisbon office
of Arthur Andersen and later Deloitte & Touche. He obtained his law degree from
the Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon) and Leuven Catholic University,
Belgium and an LLM in International Taxation from University Leiden (2003-2004).
Tiago is a frequent speaker on international tax matters at conferences and is a
member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the International Bar
Georges Cavalier is Associate Professor of Law at the University Jean Moulin
- Lyon 3, France. He holds two PhDs in law, and an LL.M. degree from
Georgetown University Law Center (Washington D.C.). He is frequently invited to
lecture abroad, in particular in the U.S., the Middle East, and Asia. For more
Sami Chowdhury held a post as visiting lecturer for international trade and
finance at King's College London for six years. He then moved into private
practice in Frankfurt before joining a leading international shipping law firm
Eric Dirix is a member of the Belgian Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) and
professor at the University of Leuven where he teaches Insolvency and secured
transactions. He received in 2008 an honorary doctorate of the University of
Christoph van der Elst
Christoph van der Elst is since 2005 professor of law and management at
Tilburg University (The Netherlands) and of commercial law at Ghent University
(Belgium). This year he is visiting College de Bruges (Belgium) and Torino
(Italy). He is registered at the bar and was senior advisor of the Supervisory
Authority of the Belgian Economic Professions.
Martijn van Empel
Martijn van Empel has been senior partner for EU law and Competition law with
one of the major Benelux law firms. After having held professorships in Holland,
since 1998 he is EU Law professor at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome.
Jan de Goede
Jan de Goede is Senior Principal, Tax Knowledge Management at the IBFD
Knowledge Centre. He previously held several management positions at the IBFD,
lastly the position of Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre. Before joining the
IBFD he was Head of the Bilateral Affairs Division, Directorate for
International Tax Policy and Legislation, and formerly Head of the Company Tax
Legislation Division, Directorate for Legislation on Direct Taxes, both at the
Dutch Ministry of Finance. Jan is also a Professor of International and European
Tax Law at the University of ?ódz in Poland.
Cristina Gonzalez Beilfuss
Cristina Gonzalez Beilfuss, Professor of Private International and
Comparative Law at the University of Barcelona. Presently Vicedean for
International relations and Research.
Lars Gorton is professor emeritus, visiting professor at the center of Credit
law and capital market law at the Copenhagen Business school. Also tied to the
Stockholm Center of commercial law. He has been working as inhouse lawyer with a
Swedish shipping company and practised law but also held chairs as professor of
banking law at the university of Lund.
Sarah Grimmer is Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The
Hague and former Assistant Legal Counsel at the International Chamber of
Commerce International Court of Arbitration in Paris. Prior to these positions,
she spent a number of years working in private practice in Paris and Auckland,
New Zealand. In her current position, she regularly lectures student groups
visiting the Peace Palace, and she has lectured at Leiden University.
Luc Gyselen is a partner at the US law firm Arnold & Porter. Prior to joining
A&P in 2004, he was a senior EU official at the EC Commission's DG for
Competition. In the early days of his career he was a member of the EC
Commission's Legal Service and a law clerk at the European Court of Justice.
Hubert Hamaekers has been active in international taxation since many years,
having been chairman of the OECD Working Party on Transfer Pricing and
Multinational Enterprises, CEO of the largest tax research organization in the
world, the IBFD, and professor or visiting professor at the universities of
Nijmegen, Cambridge, Leiden, Lodz, Stellenbosch (SA) and Vienna. Since recently
he is professor of international tax law at Jonkoping International Business
School in Sweden and supervisor of the transfer pricing programme of the
European Tax College of Leuven and Tilburg universities.
Dr Jan M. Hebly
Dr Jan M. Hebly is a partner for Construction and Procurement law with
Houthoff Buruma (www.houthoff.com) and holds a professorship in Construction and
Procurement at Leiden University, the Netherlands (www.law.leidenuniv.nl).
David Holloway is a barrister practising international trade law and
commercial dispute resolution from Number 5 Chambers London. He also is a
lecturer at the School of Law, University of Essex where he teaches
international trade law and international commercial dispute resolution. David
is co-author of Schmitthoff’s Export Trade: The Law and Practice of
International Trade (11th Edition Sweet & Maxwell) and General Editor of
International Arbitration Law Review.
Tony Huydecoper specialised in intellectual property law in one of The
Netherlands leading law firms during 25 years; subsequently - as of 2001 -
served as advocate-general to the Supreme Court of The Netherlands. Visiting
professor (temporary) at Nijmegen University, 2006 - 2007.
Peter Kindler obtained his Ph.D. in 1987 in Munich (Dr. iur.). He than became
a Member of the German bar in Munich, practising International Business Law as a
lawyer. In 1991 he took a position as academic assistant at the Konstanz Faculty
of Law, where he was appointed Lecturer in 1995 (Dr. iur. habil.). In early 1996
he was appointed Professor of Civil and Commercial Law at the Heidelberg Law
Faculty. In November 1996 he was appointed Professor of Civil and Commercial
Law, Private International Law, Comparative Law, at the Bochum Law Faculty
(Germany). Peter Kindler is a member of the German Institution of Arbitration (www.dis-arb.de)
and he serves both in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. Besides German (his
mother tongue), he speaks English and Italian. Since 2007 Kindler holds a Chair
of Civil and Commercial Law, Private International Law, Comparative Law, at the
Augsburg Law Faculty (www.peter-kindler.de).
Professor Kindler is author of more than 120 books and articles. His
publications (since 1986) focus on Private International Law and Commercial Law,
particularly with respect to international and European aspects of company law
including corporate insolvency.
Sheldon Leader is a graduate of Yale and Oxford Universities. He teaches and
carries out research in jurisprudence; labour and company law; and the links
between human rights, international trade, and investment. He also lectures at
various universities in Europe and the USA, and is Chairman of the Pallas
Consortium of Universities for European Business Law.
Marc Maresceau teaches European Law at Ghent University and is an expert in
EU External Relations; Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence; is or
was visiting professor at the College of Europe; Université Paris II; King's
College, London; Université de Rennes I and Bordeaux IV; Università di Bologna
Natalie McNelis has practiced international trade law in major international
law firms for more than twelve years, notably being one of the few private
lawyers to plead on behalf of governments before the WTO Appellate Body. She is
currently Counsel in the law firm WilmerHale. Natalie is recognized as a leader
in her field by peer reviews such as Chambers and Who's Who Among Trade and
Geertrui van Overwalle
Geertrui van Overwalle is heading the patent research department at the
Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIR) from the University of Leuven,
Belgium. She is professor of IP law at the the Universities of Leuven, Liège and
Brussels and is Research Professor of Patent Law and New Technologies at the
Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) in the Netherlands.
Alfonso Papa Malatesta
Alfonso Papa Malatesta is a researcher at the CERADI-LUISS University
research center for business law in Rome; he also teaches banking law and
competition law at the University of Calabria, Italy, and practice as attorney
at law in Rome.
Elise Poillot is Professor at the University of Luxembourg where she teaches
Private Law and Comparative Law . She is a member of the Acquis Communautaire
Group and has done several reports for the EU Commission in the field of
Consumer Law. Her book Droit européen de la consommation et uniformatisation du
droit des contrats (Paris LGDJ 2006) has been awarded the 2005 Best Phd Thesis
Award in Comparative Law by the Centre français de droit comparé. She was
visiting Professor at the University of Georgia(USA) in 2006 where she taught
European Consumer Law, Saint Joseph de Beyrouth (Lebanon) in 2006 and 2009 where
she taught Comparative Legal Traditions and French Consumer Law and Lyon 3 in
2009 where she taught Comparative Legal Traditions in the LLM of International
and European Law.
Jan Rosén, LLD, Professor of Private Law at the Faculty of Law, Stockholm
University. His main fields of research cover Intellectual Property Law,
Competition Law and Media Law. Jan Rosén holds various commissions, among which
could be mentioned the following: Chairman of the Swedish Copyright Society,
Vice President of l’Association Littéraire et Artistique International, ALAI,
President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and
Research in Intellectual Property, ATRIP. He is also chairing the Swedish
Government’s special commission on the revision of the Copyright Act.
Eugenio Ruggiero is a partner at Visentini Marchetti e Associati of
Rome/Milan, Italy. He has extensive experience with corporate law and financial
markets. He teaches comparative corporate law at Luiss Guido Carli University,
in Rome, and banking law, at Lumsa University, in Rome.
Hugo Sakkers is General Counsel at Philips Intellectual Property & Standards,
since 2001. He has held various positions within Philips, in the areas of
competition law and intellectual property/multimedia.
Kerrin Schillhorn has been a lawyer and partner for Environmental Law in two
of the bigger German Law Firms in Cologne and Bonn. Her practice includes most
aspects of German and European Environmental law both in litigation and
Paul Sebastianutti has been Head of the Legal Department for Group Finance in
one of Europe's major banks. He has been a lecturer at various universities in
Europe in Law, Finance and History. He is a qualified practitioner in civil law
and common law jurisdictions. He is based in Rome.
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dietrich Steinmeyer
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dietrich Steinmeyer is a Professor of Law at the University
of Muenster; professsorship for Civil Law, Labour Law and Social Security Law;
currently Dean of the University of Muenster School of Law. Consulting work in
Germany, Eastern Europe, China and South America.
Maurice Sunkin has been a Professor of Law at Essex since 1997, where he has
has also been Head of Department and Dean of the School of Law. He is a
Barrister and an associated member of Landmark Chambers, the foremost public,
environment and planning law Barristers' chambers in the UK.
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