Technological advances and datafication have propelled the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and spread its applications across society. This evolution has many implications for businesses and the legal framework within which businesses operate. At the same time, legislators and other legal actors are increasingly trying to get to grips with this surge of AI applications.

The Antwerp Center on Responsible AI (ACRAI) and the Faculty of Law’s research group Business & Law therefore host this lecture series to facilitate the understanding of the interplay between AI and business law. These lectures have an explicitly interdisciplinary focus, since the issues raised require insights in the technical aspects of computers and data science, in business economics, and in the relevant legal framework.

Five lectures are currently planned:

  • Monday 19 February 2024, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    AI Bias and the European AI Act
    Toon Calders (University of Antwerp Faculty of Science) &
    Jan Blockx (University of Antwerp Faculty of Law)

  • Monday 4 March 2024, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    AI Transparency and Explainability
    David Martens (University of Antwerp Faculty of Business and Economics) &
    Sylvie De Raedt (University of Antwerp Faculty of Law)

  • Monday 18 March 2024, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    AI: Friend or Foe of Fairness from the Tax Administration
    Anne Van de Vijver &
    Anouk Decuypere (University of Antwerp Faculty of Law)

  • Monday 15 April 2024, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
    AI & IP: From Idea to Sustainable Intellectual Property Practice in Artificial Intelligence
    Nele Somers (Artes Law Firm; University of Antwerp Faculty of Law)
    Esther van Zimmeren (University of Antwerp Faculty of Law)

  • Monday 29 April 2024, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    AI and Transport
    Edwin Van Hassel (University of Antwerp Faculty of Business and Economics) &
    Wouter Verheyen (University of Antwerp Faculty of Law)

  • Monday 13 May 2024, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Generative AI for Legal Advice: Opportunities and Challenges
    Nicolae Banari (University of Antwerp, Faculty of Arts)
    Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp, Faculty of Arts)
    Joshua Krook (University of Antwerp, Faculty of Law)
    Ehsan Lotfi (University of Antwerp, Faculty of Arts)

It is possible to attend the lectures physically at the University of Antwerp’s City Campus or via the Livestream (further details below).

Participation fee

• Free for academics and students (but registration is necessary).
• 100 EUR/lecture, 400 EUR for all six lectures for non-academic participants.


Registrations are closed.

The registration fee is paid within 30 days of receipt of the debit note to KBC account number BE69 7350 1176 5478 of Nexus, CST-UAntwerp, Venusstraat 23, 2000 Antwerp. Each application/registration is binding and cannot be cancelled. Replacement by a colleague is possible with simple written notification to the organizers.

The prices stated are prices exclusive of VAT (Exemption VAT due to article 44 §2 4°), because Nexus is a non-taxable legal person in the current state of the legislation. The legislator can change this and Nexus therefore reserves the right to charge this VAT in case the legislator decides to do so.

Nexus is recognised as a training provider in the SME Portfolio (KMO portefeuille) system. Using this system could enable participants to save up to 30% of the registration fee. SME Portfolio applications must be submitted no later than 14 days after the course start date. The participant undertakes to respect the rules set out by the Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The accreditation number for Nexus Antwerp’s SME portfolio is DV.O100321.​


  • University of Antwerp​
    Room s.R.218
    Rodestraat 14
    2000 Antwerp
  • Online (livestream).


  • OVB: 1 point/college hour
  • IBJ: 2 points/session (continuing education)
  • Compliance officers FSMA: 1 point/college hour.

Target audience

Lawyers, in-house legal counsels, board members, investment bankers, investors, academics, students, and everyone interested in artificial intelligence and business law.