Curriculum Vitae

Summary of Main Expertise

  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of International Law (environmental law), EU Law (institutions, internal market, environment, health and consumer protection), Comparative Law
  • Educational programs (lectures, conferences, seminars)
  • Educational training (PhD. students, LLM students, civil servants, judges, attorneys)
  • Editorial work
  • International consultancy work

Chairs

  • Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law at the University of Saint Louis, Brussels (2010-2014)
  • Marie Curie Chair on Risk Assessment and Risk Management at the University of Oslo (2003-2005)
  • Glaverbel Chair on Chemical Law at the University of Louvain, with Joel Tickner (2002)

Current Employment

  • Jean Monnet Chair, Professor at Saint Louis University, Belgium (2006-present)
  • Part-time Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain (2009-present)

Previous Employment

  • Guest Professor : A Coruña (2015), Canberra (2013), Lund (2011-2012), Bordeaux IV (2011), Paris II-Panthéon-Assas (2009-2010), Fribourg  (2010), Université catholique de Louvain (2001-2010), Bordeaux IV (2006), Nantes (2006), Pace Law School, NY (2005), Paris I (2002),  Paris XI (2000), Asian Institute of Technology (1990)
  • Visiting Professor : Wuhan University and Ghanzou University (2008), Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru (2003), Université d’Abomey-Calavi (2002)
  • Professor of law and Marie Curie Chair holder at the University of Oslo (2003-2005)
  • Lecturer at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis and at the Institut d'études européennes de l'Université catholique de Louvain (1999-2003)
  • Consultant for law and consultancy firms (2003-2006)
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Vrijie Universiteit Brussels (2002-2006)
  • Part-time Lecturer at Lille-Charles de Gaulle (1998)
  • Part-time Lecturer on environmental law at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis and ICHEC (1992-1999)
  • Director of the Environmental Law Center at FUSL, Brussels (1990-2003)
  • Barrister at the Brussels’ bar (1988-1990)
  • Barrister at the Military Court of Arnsberg-Neihem (1988)
  • Employee at the Belgian Royal Institute of Natural Sciences (1988)
  • Stagiaire and consultant for the European Commission, DG Environment (1987-1988)
  • commissions

    • Member of the Conseil national de discipline

TEACHING

  • European Union law
  • EU institutions
  • Comparative tort law
  • International environmental law
  • EU environmental law
  • EU health and consumer policies

PHD SUPERVISION

  • D. Misonne, doctoral thesis, Académie de Louvain
  • C. Verdure, doctoral thesis, Académie de Louvain
  • C. Cheneviere, member of the comité d’accompagnement, Académie de Louvain

EDITORIAL OF LAW JOURNALS

Member of the Editorial/Advisory Boards of the European Journal of Risk Regulation, Lexxion

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, Lexxion

Member of the Editorial Board of Aménagement-Environnement, Kluwer

Member of the Director Board of the Revue du droit de l'Union européenne, Clément Juglar

Groups of Experts

Languages

  • French (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • Dutch (reading and spoken language)
  • Spanish (reading and spoken language)
  • Norwegian (reading and spoken language)

Professional Experience Outside Europe

  • AFRICA: Missions to Benin as consultant for the Belgian development authorities (2000-2003), seminars in RSA (2006)
  • ASIA: Guest professor at the Asian Institute of Technology (1990); organizations of meetings and seminars in Tokyo and Kyoto (2005). Visiting professor at Wuhan and Guangzhou universities (2008).
  • LATIN AMERICA: Guest professor at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru (2003).
  • NORTH AMERICA: regular meetings in US and Canadian universities (1990-2010); Environmental Transatlantic Dialogue (2000); Guest lecturer at Pace Law School, NY (2005)