Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts

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:

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

06.03.17

Die Veröffentlichung von Sanktionen im Finanzmarktrecht

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

Recent Publications

I. Books and Monographs

De verdeling van beslissingsbevoegdheden tussen algemene vergadering en raad van bestuur in de NV, Universität Leuven, Leuven 2014, Dissertation, 651 pp.

Reinier Kraakman et al., The Anatomy of Corporate Law. A Comparative and Functional Approach (associate author together with Gen Goto), 3. ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017, 281 pp.

De bevoegdheidsverdeling tussen algemene vergadering en raad van bestuur in de NV, Roularta, Roeselare 2015, 736 pp.

II. Shorter Works in Collections, Commentaries, Handbooks and Encyclopaedia

Public Enforcement of the Market Abuse Regulation, in: Marco Ventoruzzo, Sebastian Mock (eds.), Market Abuse Regulation: Commentary and Annotated Guide, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017, 63 - 84.

Article 30: Administrative Sanctions and Other Administrative Measures, in: Marco Ventoruzzo, Sebastian Mock (eds.), Market Abuse Regulation: Commentary and Annotated Guide, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017, 477 - 491.

Article 31: Exercise of Supervisory Powers and Imposition of Sanctions, in: Marco Ventoruzzo, Sebastian Mock (eds.), Market Abuse Regulation: Commentary and Annotated Guide, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017, 492 - 498.

Article 32: Reporting of Infringements, in: Marco Ventoruzzo, Sebastian Mock (eds.), Market Abuse Regulation: Commentary and Annotated Guide, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017, 499 - 512.

Article 33: Exchange of Information with ESMA, in: Marco Ventoruzzo, Sebastian Mock (eds.), Market Abuse Regulation: Commentary and Annotated Guide, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017, 513 - 517.

Article 34: Publication of Decisions, in: Marco Ventoruzzo, Sebastian Mock (eds.), Market Abuse Regulation: Commentary and Annotated Guide, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017, 518 - 527.

Naar meer rechterlijke specialisatie in vennootschapsgeschillen: lessen uit de rechtsvergelijking, in: Belgisch Centrum voor vennootschapsrecht / Centre belge du droit des sociétés (ed.), De vennootschaps- en verenigingsrechter / Le juge des sociétés et des associations, Larcier, Brüssel 2017, 47 - 71.

De rol van het nationale recht in het Europese vennootschapsrecht, in: Ilse Samoy, Vincent Sagaert, Evelyne Terryn (eds.), De invloed van Europa op het Belgische privaatrecht 2012, 315 - 366 (together with Koen Geens et al.).

Rechterlijke maatregelen bij conflicten in vennootschappen, in: Koen Geens (ed.), Themis – Vennootschap- en financieel recht 2011, 37 - 75 (together with Robbie Tas).

Transcripts of Corporate Governance Session, in: Klaus J. Hopt, Koen Geens (eds.), The European Company Law Action Plan Revisited, Reassessment of the 2003 priorities of the European Commission, Leuven University Press, Leuven 2010, 125 - 143.

III. Journal Articles

Spezialisierte Spruchkörper im Gesellschaftsrecht, Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht 81 (2017), 608 - 660 (together with Holger Fleischer, Sebastian Bong).

  • Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 17/12

De liquidatiereserve: aard, besluitvorming, vennootschapsbelang en aandeelhoudersgelijkheid, Tijdschrift voor rechtspersoon en vennootschap 2015, 703 - 712.

Wie beslist: algemene vergadering en/of raad van bestuur?, Nieuw Juridisch Weekblad 2015, 214.

IV. Conference Reports

Symposium Discussion Report: Duties and Liabilities of Board Members in Listed Companies, European Company and Financial Law Review 10 (2013), 164 - 166.

Symposium Discussion Report: Related Party Transactions, European Company and Financial Law Review 10 (2013), 227 - 229.

Symposium Discussion Report: The Transfer of Seat, European Company and Financial Law Review 10 (2013), 268 - 270.