Walter van Gerven#

Walter van Gerven
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:197
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM

Walter van Gerven passed away July 8, 2015.

Positions Held

  • Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Communities
  • 1982-2000 Extraordinary Professor at the K.U. Leuven (Belgium)
  • 1970-1976 Vice-Rector Human Sciences at the K.U. Leuven (Belgium)
  • 1967 Full Professor at the K.U. Leuven (Belgium)
  • since 1960 Legal career
  • 1962 Associate Professor in law at the K.U. Leuven (Belgium)

Fields of Scholarship
  • European competition law
  • European law
  • Comparative law

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences of Belgium, and the Academy’s past president
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Member of the Dutch Academy of Sciences
  • Doctor h.c. of the University of Gent
  • Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn, London
  • 1993 ennobled to Baron, his chosen motto: "Met recht en rede" ("With justice and reason")
  • 2012 honorary doctorate from Leiden University

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