Tom Vos, visiting professor with the Jean-Pierre Blumberg Chair at the University of Antwerp, will teach a series of workshops on corporate governance and short-termism. The workshops are all free and accessible to both students and practitioners. These workshops will be of an interactive nature, allowing for a debate (on campus or online). They will be taught in English.


  • Wednesday 2 March 2022: share buybacks, dividends and investment
  • Wednesday 9 March 2022: shareholder structure: insider and institutional ownership
  • Wednesday 16 March 2022: hostile takeovers and takeover defenses
  • Wednesday 23 March 2022: shareholder stewardship and ESG
  • Wednesday 30 March 2022: shareholder activism (part I)
  • Wednesday 20 April 2022: shareholder activism (part II – negotiation exercise)
  • Wednesday 27 April 2022: executive compensation 
  • Wednesday 4 May 2022: multiple voting rights and loyalty voting rights
  • Wednesday 11 May 2022: financial reporting and sustainability disclosures
  • Wednesday 18 May 2022: the corporate purpose and benefit corporations.


  • University of Antwerp
    Room S.R.218
    Rodestraat 14
    2000 Antwerpen
  • Online (livestream).


Registration is possible online through Nexus via this weblink.

Participation fee

Participation is free, but registration is required.


OVB, IBJ, Compliance officers FSMA (1 point/college hour).

Target audience

Lawyers, in-house legal counsels, board members, investment bankers, investors, academics, and everyone interested in understanding corporate governance.


  • A Covid Safe Ticket must be presented when present on campus.
  • Wearing a face mask (surgical or FFP2) is mandatory as soon as you enter the campus.