Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Dr. Sofie Cools, LL.M. (Harvard)

Senior Research Fellow

Phone: +49 40 419 00 - 328

Facsimile: +49 40 419 00 - 288

Mail: cools@mpipriv.de

Main Fields of Research:

European and Comparative Corporate Law, Securities Regulation, Economic Analysis of Law.

 

Academic Career:

Born in Brussels, Belgium (1981). Cand. Iur (bachelor of law), University of Leuven (2000). Lic. Iur (master of law), University of Leuven, Belgium (2003). LL.M., Corporate Governance Concentration, Harvard Law School (2004). Short Term Temporary, Legal Department World Bank, Washington DC (2004). Attorney-at-Law, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brussels, Belgium (2004-2009). Teaching assistant of Prof. Dr. Hans Van Houtte and Prof. Dr. Koen Geens, University of Leuven (2005-2009). PhD researcher with Prof. Dr. Koen Geens, University of Leuven (2009-2013). Visiting Researcher with Prof. Dr. Gerard Hertig, ETH Zurich (2012). PhD in law, University of Leuven, in the field of corporate law and economic analysis of law (2014).

Francqui Fellow, Belgian American Educational Foundation (2003-2004). Irving Oberman Prize, Harvard Law School (2004). Ius Commune Prize, Universities of Maastricht, Leuven, Utrecht and Amsterdam (2004). Fellow, Research Foundation Flanders (2009-2013). Summer Academic Fellow, Harvard Law School (2010). Fernand Collin Prize, University Foundation Belgium (2016). Pierre Coppens prize, TRV-RPS (2017).

Currently Senior Research Fellow with Prof. Dr. Holger Fleischer at the Institute (since 2014), S.J.D. Candidate with Prof. Mark Roe at Harvard Law School and affiliated senior researcher at the University of Leuven.

Languages: Dutch, English, French, German.


Recent Lectures:

20.09.18

Depository Receipts in Dutch and Belgian Family Firms

Conference “Law and Management of Family Firms - Financing the Family Firm”

  • Location: Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg

15.05.18

Les grandes lignes du système de distribution des pouvoirs au sein de la SA

Séance académique, CRIDES-Jean Renauld

  • Location: Université de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve

14.03.17

Naar meer rechterlijke specialisatie in vennootschapsgeschillen: lessen uit de rechtsvergelijking

Conference "De Rechtbank van koophandel – Le Tribunal de commerce. Juge des sociétés et des associations – Rechter van vennootschappen en verenigingen"

  • Location: Brussels