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Slaughter & May Lecturer in Corporate Law


Corporate finance law, company law and legal theory of the company, law and economics, game theory, behavioural studies, legal risk management

Legal aspects of digital assets, distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and post-quantum cryptography

CV / Biography


  • PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (Supervisor: Prof. Simon Deakin. Advisor: Prof. Marc Moore)
  • Visiting doctoral researcher, Harvard Law School
  • Aspirant scholar, Flanders Research Council and KULeuven
  • LLM, Columbia Law School
  • Master in Law, KULeuven
  • Exchange student, NYU School of Law

Professional experience

  • Associate (corporate and competition law) at law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP in Brussels. Admitted to the Bar in Brussels (no longer active).
  • Research Assistant, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance


  • Winner, Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize 2018
  • Finalist, Global Peter Drucker Challenge 2016
  • Scholarships for PhD research at Cambridge:
    • Vice Chancellor Award, Cambridge Trust
    • Arts & Humanities Research Council grant
    • Cambridge Philosophical Society Grant
    • Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust grant
  • Scholarships and awards for LLM, Columbia
    • Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar award, Columbia University
    • Parker School of Achievement Certificate
    • Belgian American Educational Foundation fellow
    • Honorary Fulbright Fellow
    • Fernand Lazard Fellow
    • PEO IPS Scholarship




"The international legal framework against corruption" Melbourne Journal of International Law, June, 2013, Vol.14(1), p. 205(39)

J. Wouters, C. Ryngaert
Melbourne Journal of International Law, June, 2013, Vol.14(1), p. 205(39)

Book Chapters

"Biofuels and the Right to Food: An uneasy Partnership", Accounting for Hunger – The Right to Food in the Era of Globalisation (Hart Publishing, 1970)

Hart Publishing
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Case Notes

The Intel Judgment – Lessons for dominant undertakings, competition authorities and practitioners Karanovic & Nikolic Competition Review 2014

I. Vandenborre

Social Welfare (UK Supreme Court Annual Review) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, Jan, 2013, Vol.2(1), p.103-112

De toegang tot het dossier in zaken van restrictieve mededingingspraktijken voor de Raad voor de Mededinging en het Hof van Beroep (Access to file in restrictive practices cases before the Competition Council and Court of Appeal) 4 T.B.M. (2010), pp. 46-60


The regulatory Framework of Crypto-Assets

Apolline Blandin, Hatim Hussain, Michel Rauchs, Rasheed Saleuddin, Jason Grant Allen, Katherine Cloud, and Bryan Zhang
Body / Institution:
Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance