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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


Under the Patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Dirk Van Gerven

Managing Partner

NautaDutilh, Belgium
Curriculum Vitae: Dirk VAN GERVEN
 
PERSONAL DATA
 
Date and place of birth: 17 February 1962, Sint-Niklaas
Nationality: Belgian
 
Office address:
NautaDutilh
120 Chaussée de la Hulpe
1000 Brussels
Belgium
 
T +32 2 566 81 14
F +32 2 566 81 75
M +32 495 51 57 65
dirk.vangerven@nautadutilh.com
 
Languages (professional fluency): Dutch, French and English
 
EDUCATION
 
  • 1985                                        Law degree, Catholic University of Leuven
(KUL)
 
WORK EXPERIENCE
 
  • 1999 - the present                     Partner, NautaDutilh, Brussels
  • 1995 - the present                     Arbitrator CEPANI and ICC
  • 1993 - 1998                              Partner, Gérard & Vennoten
  • 1989 - 1992                              Associate Loeff Claeys Verbeke
  • 1988 - 1989                              Associate, White & Case, New York
  • 1986 - 1988                              Associate, Loeff Claeys Verbeke
  • 1985 - 1986                              Associate, Caubet Buchman Spalter, Paris
 
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Brussels Bar (admitted 1988)
  • New York Bar (admitted 1989)
 
CURRENT APPOINTMENTS
 
  • 2016    Board member of NOAB Stichting       
  • 2014    Vice President and board member of CEPANI
  • 2014    Board member of the Association des Avocats en droit boursier et financier (ABF)
  • 2011    Board member of the Poelaert Foundation
  • 2011    President of the supervisory board of the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA)
  • 1999    Director of Continuing Legal Education for the
Dutch-speaking section of the Brussels Bar
  • 1988    Member of the editorial board of the law review Tijdschrift voor Rechtspersoon en Vennootschap (TRV-RPS)
 
PAST APPOINTMENTS
 
  • 2012-2013       Immediate Past president of the Brussels Bar
  • 2010-2012       President of the Brussels Bar
  • 2009-2011                    Member of the editorial board of the Law
                                    Practitioner Series of Cambridge University Press
  • 2009-2010       Vice president of the Brussels Bar
  • 1996-1998                  Member of the council of the Dutch-speaking section
of the Brussels Bar
  • 1999-2005                    Research fellow at KUL (Catholic University of Louvain)
  • 1992-1999                    Lecturer in law at KUL
  • 1988-1992                    Assistant professor of law at KUL
 
 
 
 
MEMBERSHIPS
 
  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
Books
 
As sole author
 
  1. Handboek Verenigingen (treatise on non-profit associations), Kalmthout, 2002, 550 pages.
 
  1. Handboek Verenigingen (2nd ed.), Kalmthout, 2004, 575 pages.
 
  1. Handboek Stichtingen (treatise on foundations), 2004, 440 pages.
 
  1. Rechtspersonen (treatise on legal entities) in Beginselen van Belgisch Privaatrecht, 2007, 688 pages.
 
  1. Handboek vennootschappen. Algemeen deel (treatise on corporate law), 2016, 1336 pages.
 
  1. Alle mensen zijn gelijk, ook vrouwen (All people are equal, including women; about gender in the workplace), 2016, 134 pages.
 
As co-author
 
  1. La nouvelle législation sur les sociétés commerciales (commercial companies legislation), with P. Hermant, CED Samson, 1991, 200 pages.
 
  1. Overzicht van de huidige vennootschapswetgeving en toelichting der factoren die de keuze tussen de verschillende vennootschapsvormen beïnvloeden, (overview of corporate law and study of the reasons for choosing a specific corporate form), with Elke Janssens, report for LBAB, 191 pages.
 

As editor
 
  1. European Economic Interest Groupings, D. Van Gerven and C.A.V. Aalders (eds.),  Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, 1990, 300 pages.
 
  1. Vermogensplanning met effect bij leven Rechtspersoon, (estate planning during life in relation to a legal entity), Larcier, 2004, co-edited with Alain Verbeke and H. Derycke.
 
  1. Vermogensplanning met effect na overlijden Rechtspersoon, (estate planning with effect after death in relation to a legal entity), Larcier, 2005, co-edited with Alain Verbeke and H. Derycke.
 
  1. The European Company, Cambridge University Press, vol. I, 2006, 577 pages, and vol. II, 2008, 513 page (co-edited with Paul Storm).
 
  1. Prospectus for the Public Offering of Securities in Europe, Cambridge University Press, vol. I, 2008, 503 pages, and vol. II, 2009, 397 pages.
 
  1. Common Legal Framework for Takeover Bids in Europe, Cambridge University Press, vol. I, 2008, 478 p., and vol. II, 2010, 321 pages.
 
  1. Cross-border Mergers in Europe, Cambridge University Press, vol. I, 2010, 359 pages, and vol. II, 2011, 255 pages.
 
  1. Professional Secrecy of Lawyers in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 626 pages.
 
  1. Capital Directive in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 1111 pages.
 
  1. Attorney-Client Privilege in the Americas (co-editor James R. Silkenat), Cambridge University Press, 2017, 548 pages.
 
 
Articles
 
Author of 250 articles on corporate law, associations and foundations, contract law and arbitration
 

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