After obtaining his Master of Law degree in 2005, Prof.dr. Robby Houben started as research assistant on company and financial law at the University of Antwerp until 2011. In 2010 he obtained his PhD (“Set-Off”). Since 2011 Robby Houben is lecturer at the University of Antwerp and lawyer at the Antwerp Bar, specialised in company and financial law. In addition, he is also visiting professor at the French University Toulouse 1 Capitole and visiting researcher at the Swedish Uppsala University.
Prof. Houben authored numerous national and international publications in legal reviews and books within the broad domain of company and financial law. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. He coordinates the international summer school of the faculty of law at the University of Antwerp. Also, he supervises a research project commissioned by the National Bank of Belgium on the crossroads between micro and macro prudential supervision within the single supervisory mechanism. He acts as independent expert for the Panama Inquiry Committee of the European Parliament. In that capacity he authored the study "The mandate of the Panama Inquiry Committee. An Assessment" (https://polcms.secure.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/upload/184626e5-3a90-4176-bd6f-888c9fa5220a/PANA%202016%20ST%20Mandate%20Inquiry%20Committee%20PE%20587.327%20(Publication).pdf).
Robby Houben is a member of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht / Revue de Droit Commercial Belge (TBH / RDC) (financial law section) and the Tijdschrift voor Rechtspersoon en Vennootschap / Revue Pratique des Sociétés (TRV-RPS). He is responsible for the Belgium section of the International Company and Commercial Law Review.