The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality 

KU Leuven Campus Brussels | Monday 4 November 2019

9780691178974Professor Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School) presents on Monday 4 November 2019 in Brussels her book The Code of Capital on how the law shapes the distribution of wealth.

This book develops i.a. the topics which Professor Pistor touched upon in her Heremans Lectures as Global Law Professor at the KU Leuven in 2016.

“This is a fascinating book that demonstrates how the rights of capital have been entrenched in the international legal system. The Code of Capital opens the way for a thoughtful discussion about the treaties on capital flows and privileges that need to be rewritten. A must-read.”

Thomas Piketty


16.30: Welcome by Professor Dirk Heremans (emeritus KU Leuven)

16.40: Lecture by Professor Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School)

17.40: Belgian responses by

  • Professor Koen Geens (KU Leuven and Minister of Justice of Belgium)
  • Professor Ludo Cornelis (emeritus VUB)
  • Professor Joeri Vananroye (KU Leuven)

18.10: Q&A

18.30: End


KU Leuven Campus Brussels
Stormstraat 2, B-1000 Brussels
Room 2215 new room !

Campus Brussels is near Central Station (train, metro lines 1 and 4).  Bus lines 29, 38, 63, 66 and 71 all stop in front of the Brussels Campus. Nearby car parks.


Registration is free but compulsory. Please register here.

If you have any questions, please contact

This event is organized by Joeri Vananroye (KU Leuven and, Ludo Cornelis (VUB) and Arie Van Hoe (University of Antwerp and

Author: Joeri Vananroye

Professor of economic analysis of law (KU Leuven), attorney (Quinz)

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