Herman Cousy#

Full CV(info)

  • 1969 Doctor Iuris, University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven)
  • 1969 “Licencié en notariat”, University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven)
  • 1970 Master of Comparative Law, University of Chicago
  • 1975 Ph.D. Thesis on a comparative study of product liability, University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven)

Academic Career and Functions
  • 1970-1975 Research fellow at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) (1970-1975) and fellow of the Interuniversity Centre for Comparative Law
  • 1976-1982 Associate professor at the K.U.Leuven
  • since 1982 Professor ordinarius at the K.U.Leuven, presently teaching courses on commercial law, insurance law and European insurance law
  • Director of the Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies (CRIS) at the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven)
  • Teaching assignments at various foreign universities
  • Member of the Presidential Council of AIDA (Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances)
  • Belgian Member of the CFR (Common Frame of Reference) Project Group for the Restatement of European Insurance Contract Law
  • Belgian Member of the Tilburg-Vienna Group on European Tort Law and Fellow of the European Centre for Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL)
  • Member of the editorial board of several journals and collections

Extra-Academic Functions
  • from 1984 until July 2003 Past President of the Belgian “Commission des Assurances” (Commissie voor verzekeringen)
  • since 1997 Assessor at the Belgian Council of State (Raad van State), Section for Legislation
  • since January 2004 Member of the “Conseil de Surveillance” of the Belgian “Commission bancaire, financière et des assurances / Comissie voor het bank-, financie- en assurantiewezen” (CBFA)
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