Programme schedule

(tentative - subject to changes)

20/8

10-12 AM

  • Welcome address by prof.dr. Dirk Vanheule, Dean of the Faculty of Law
  • Introduction to the summer school and to the case by prof.dr. Robby Houben

1-4 PM

Prof.dr. Henri de Waele 

Introduction to the European Union, European law and its legislative process

21/8

9-12 AM

Prof.dr. Robby Houben

Introduction to cross-border mergers and acquisitions

1-4 PM

Prof.dr. Anne Van de Vijver

Introduction to cross-border tax aspects

22/8

9-12 AM

Prof.dr. Esther van Zimmeren

Introduction to cross-border intellectual property aspects

1-4 PM

Prof.dr. Robby Houben

Library session

23/8

9-12 AM

Prof.dr. Daniël Cuypers

Introduction to cross-border labour aspects

1-4 PM

Prof.dr. Robby Houben

Library session

24/8

9-12 AM

Prof.dr. Melissa Vanmeenen / Prof.dr. Matthias Storme

Introduction to cross-border insolvency and cross-border rescue

1-4 PM

Prof.dr. Thalia Kruger / Mr. Luc Demeyere (lawyer, Contrast)

Introduction to international contracts, focusing on clauses relating to applicable law and the competent court / arbitration versus domestic courts

27/8

9-12 AM

Prof.dr. Robby Houben

Tutorial relating to the case: merger and acquisitions aspects

1-4 PM

Prof. TBC

International trade law: instruments of payment and financing of international trade

28/8

9-12 AM

Prof.dr. Anne Van de Vijver

Tutorial relating to the case: tax aspects

1-4 PM

Mr. Nicolas Engelmann (lawyer, Laga)

Lecture on specialized cross-border issue: aggressive tax planning

29/8

9-12 AM

Prof.dr. Esther van Zimmeren

Tutorial relating to the case: intellectual property aspects

1-4 PM

Prof.dr. Dirk Vanheule

Lecture on specialized cross-border issue: social dumping

30/8

9-12 AM

Prof.dr. Daniël Cuypers

Tutorial relating to the case: labour aspects

1-4 PM

Prof.dr. Melissa Vanmeenen / Prof.dr. Matthias Storme

Tutorial relating to the case: insolvency aspects

31/8

9-12 AM

Prof.dr. Thalia Kruger

Tutorial relating to the case: aspects of international contracts

1-4 PM

Prof.dr. Wouter Vandenhole

Lecture on specialized cross-border issue: companies and human rights

4-6 PM

Closing ceremony