Jan Ronse Institute for Company and Financial Law

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Welcome to the Jan Ronse Institute.

The Jan Ronse Institute was established in 1988, in the heart of the Law Faculty of the K.U.Leuven. It was named after its founder, prof. dr. J. Ronse (+1988), who was an authority in Belgian and Dutch company law.

The main purpose of the Institute consists of education and research in the field of company, association and financial law.

The website, www.law.kuleuven.be/jri , offers useful information (in Dutch - Belgium) on the research activities of the Jan Ronse Institute, as well as an overview of the most important publications to which this research has led. You will also find a list of recent conferences that were organized in collaboration with the Jan Ronse Institute.

Students who want to learn more about the classes, tutorials, or the seminar can go to the folder education.

For further information you can always contact our secretary or staff.


The Jan Ronse Institute for company law, established in 1988, was named after its founder, prof. dr. Jan Ronse, who taught company law at the K.U.Leuven for twenty years (1967-1986).

The following contributions give an impression of his personality and of the importance of prof. Ronse for company law and for the development of Flemish legal science. You will also find a list of his most important publications.

"In Memoriam Professor Jan Ronse" by Koen Geens, professor (from: T.R.V. 1989, 1)

"Een herinnering aan Professor Jan Ronse (A memory of Professor Jan Ronse)" by Herman Cousy, professor (from: Beginselen van dertig jaar vennootschapsrecht, Kalmthout, Biblo, 1999, 13-18)

Selected bibliography of Professor Jan Ronse