Summary of Main Expertise

Practical and theoretical knowledge of international law (trade law, environmental law, investment law); EU law (internal market, environment, health, legal institutions, constitutional issues), comparative law , Belgian public and environmental law; educational programs (lectures, conferences, seminars); educational training (PhD students, LLM students, civil servants, judges, legal practitioners); editorial work; international consultancy work; development aid (in West African and North African countries); political negotiation skills. Guest professor in African, Australian, Asian, Latin American and North American Universities.


  • Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law at UCLouvain, Saint Louis (2023-2027)
  • Distinguished International Professor, University of Canberra (2017)
  • Marie Curie Chair on Risk Assessment and Risk Management at the University of Oslo (2003-2005)

Current Employment

  • Jean Monnet Chair, Professor at UCLouvain, Saint Louis, Belgium (2006-present)

Previous Employment

  • Guest Professor : Distinguished International Visiting Professor at the University of Canberra (2017), A Coruña (2015), Canberra (2013), Lund (2011-2012), Bordeaux IV (2011), Paris II-Panthéon-Assas (2009-2010), Fribourg  (2010), Wuhan University and Ghanzou University (2008), Université catholique de Louvain (2001-2018), Bordeaux IV (2006), Nantes (2006), Pace Law School, NY (2005), Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru (2003), Paris I (2002),  Université d’Abomey-Calavi (2002), Paris XI (2000), Asian Institute of Technology (1990)
  • Professor of law and Marie Curie Chair holder at the University of Oslo (2003-2005)
  • Lecturer at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis and at the Institut d’études européennes de l’Université catholique de Louvain (1999-2003)
  • Consultant for law and consultancy firms (2003-2006)
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Vrijie Universiteit Brussels (2002-2006)
  • Part-time Lecturer at Lille-Charles de Gaulle (1998)
  • Part-time Lecturer on environmental law at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis and ICHEC (1992-1999)
  • Director of the Environmental Law Center at FUSL, Brussels (1990-2003)
  • Barrister at the Brussels’ bar (1988-1990)
  • Barrister at the Military Court of Arnsberg-Neihem (1988)
  • Employee at the Belgian Royal Institute of Natural Sciences (1988)
  • Stagiaire and consultant for the European Commission, DG Environment (1987-1988)


  • European Union law, EU institutions, Comparative law, International environmental law, EU environmental law, EU health and consumer policies


Member of the Editorial/Advisory Boards of the European Journal of Risk Regulation, CUP

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, Lexxion

Member of the Editorial Board of Aménagement-Environnement, Kluwer

Member of the Director Board of the Revue du droit de l’Union européenne, Larcier

Groups of Experts


  • French (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • Dutch (reading and spoken language)
  • Spanish (reading and spoken language)
  • Norwegian (reading and spoken language)