Koenraad Frans Julia Geens#


Koenraad Frans Julia Geens
Email:koen-geens 'at' telenet.be
Membership Number:3442
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:LAW
Username:kgeens
Elected:2012
Homepage: http://www.koengeens.be





Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 1993 full professor KU Leuven Law Faculty (associate professor since 1986)
  • Since 1986 director Jan Ronse Institute for Company Law KU Leuven
  • Since 2007 Member of the Belgian Corporate Governance Commission
  • Since 2009 Head of the Research Unit Economic Law
  • Since 2011 Chairman of the Appointments Committee and of the Evaluation Committee of the Law Faculty KU Leuven (since 2010-’11)
  • Since 2010 Chairman Board of Directors of the Thomas More University College of KU Leuven in the Antwerp province
  • Since 2010 Chairman (Council of Wise Men, Flanders in Action) of Scientific Government Program
  • Founding partner of Eubelius attorneys (established 1994)
  • Since 2011 Member Board of Directors NV BNP Paribas Fortis
  • Academic Secretary Law Faculty (1990-1993)
  • Chairman High Council of Economic Professions (1992-2000)
  • Chairman Educatiion Committee of Law Faculty KU Leuven (1995-2012)
  • Chairman of the Federation of Liberal and Intellectual Professions (1999-2005)
  • Chief of Staff for Socio-Economic Affairs to the Flemish Minister-President (July 2007 - February 2009)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Company Law (national, european and comparative)
  • Partnership Law
  • Financial Markets Regulation
  • Legal ethics and professional regulation

Honours and Awards
  • 2004-2005 Holder of the national "Francqui Chair" at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2004-2005) : "How Company Law Launched a Reverse Takeover on Financial Markets Regulation and its Overriding Principle of the Just Price"
  • 1989 Baron Emile van Dievoet Prize awarded to the candidate's Ph.D thesis on the regulation of the liberal professions (1986)
  • 1987 Biennial State Prize of the Flemish Community for law and Economics awarded to the same Ph.D thesis

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