Matthias Edward STORME


Born Ghent, July 8, 1959

Lic. iur. (KU Leuven, 1981)
Master of Arts (Philos.) (Yale University, 1982)
Università di Bologna (1983-84)
Max-Planck-Institut für internationales und ausländisches Privatrecht (Hamburg, 1984-85)
Dr. iur. (th. "The influence of good faith on contractual claims") (KU Leuven, 1989)

Admitted to the Bar of Ghent 1983, member of the Brussels Bar since October 1, 1987

Professor KU Leuven and Universiteit Antwerpen (civil and commercial patrimonial law, European law, comparative law)
Opening address Vlaams Pleitgenootschap, Brussels Bar (1992), Young Bar, Mechelen (2000), Young Bar Oudenaarde (2007)
President Vlaams Pleitgenootschap (1995-1996)
Opening adress Young Bar, Mechelen (2000)
Member of the Council of the Dutch Order of Advocates, Brussels (1996-1998)
Member of the Council of the Association of Flemish Bars (1996-1998) and of the Commission on continuing legal education (1998-2000) of the Association of Flemish Bars 
Member of the Commission on European Contract Law, the Study Group on a European Civil Code and the Acquis Group on Existing EC Contract Law, co-author Draft Common Frame of Reference (2008)
President Verbond der Vlaamse Academici (1996 - 2004)

Practice areas:
- General obligations and contract law
- Property law and sureties: real estate contracts
- Professional liability / product liability
- Arbitration, general litigation: class actions, securities litigation
- Conflicts of law 
- European community law (private law and environmental law)
- Administrative law (zoning regulation, environmental law, public servants)
- Constitutional litigation (Constitutional Court)

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