Welcome to the website of the Jan Ronse Institute
The Jan Ronse Institute for Company and Financial Law (‘the Institute’) was established within the Faculty of Law
of the KU Leuven
in 1988. It focuses on teaching and research in the field of company, association and financial law.
This website provides useful information on the Institute’s research activities (both for company law
and financial law
), as well as an overview of its members’ publications. The visitor will also find an overview of all conferences organised by the JRI, on both company law
and financial law
NEWS: European Financial Law Clinic about privacy and financial law (4 November 2016)
On 4 November 2016, a European Financial Law Clinic will take a place about the topic "How well to “know-your-customer”? Walking the privacy tightrope across the investor protection canyon". For more info, click here.
NEWS: Veerle Colaert elected as member of ESMA Stakeholder Group
As of 1 July 2016, Veerle Colaert was elected as a member of the ESMA Stakeholder Group, advisory body to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). For more info, click here.
Students who would like to know more about courses, tutorials or seminars are invited to revert to the section on education in the field of and company
Who was Jan Ronse?
The Institute was named after its founder Prof. Dr. Jan Ronse (†1988) – well-reputed on the Belgian and Dutch company law scene – who taught company law at the KU Leuven for twenty years (from 1967 to 1986). While at that time related fields of law were only emerging, as from the beginning of his academic career Jan Ronse paid due attention to the then existing aspects of financial law and of accounting law, thus laying a solid ground for the future generation of scholars to gain expertise in all of these domains.