Joeri Vananroye

Professor Joeri Vananroye teaches at KU Leuven (Belgium) commercial law, economic analysis of law and corporate law. He coordinates the option business strategy in the joint master in Economics, Business and Law. He founded the Corporate Finance Lab in 2016. He adviced the Belgian Minister of Justice on the 2018 overhaul of Belgian commercial law (resulting in the abolition of the Code de Commerce of 1807). In 2017-18 he was visiting professor at Leiden Law School in the framework of the TPR Chair.


Joeri Vananroye is a member of the board of editors of the Tijdschrift voor Rechtspersoon en Vennootschapsrecht and is a member of the Belgian Centre for Corporate Law.

Previously, he was a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, a fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research (Flanders) and a researcher at the Jan Ronse Institute for Corporate Law. He has been a recipient of the TPR prize, the APR prize and the Albert Fettweis prize.

He is also an attorney at the Brussels Bar (Quinz), specializing in the areas of commerical arbitration and litigation, corporate finance, and insolvency law. He was the key note speaker at the formal opening of the judicial year in Brussels (Cour de cassation, 2012) and Leuven (2016)

Research interests

Joeri’s research interests are commercial law, entity shielding, limited liability and insolvency law.

His posts on Corporate Finance Lab can be found here. A list of his publications can be found here. His inaugural oration on organizational law (in Dutch) can be found here.


  • KU Leuven, Dr. Iur. 2011
  • University of Chicago, LL.M., 1997
  • KU Leuven, Bac. Iur. 1993 and  Lic. Iur. 1996 (magna cum laude) 
  • KU Leuven, certificate in philosophy, 1997 (cum laude)
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