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Prof. Piet TAELMAN

 

Personal information

Date of Birth: 11 December 1959

Place of Birth: Sint-Amandsberg, Belgium

Citizenship: Belgian

Sex: Male

 

Professional Career

From 1 October 2014 onwards

Senior Full Professor, Civil Procedural Law, Department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law, Ghent University

Holder of the Chair Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht 2014-15 at the University of Tilburg (The Netherlands)

Visiting professor at Bond University Law School (Australia) (October-December 2014)

From 1 October 2008 till 30 September 2014 

Dean, Law Faculty, Ghent University

Senior Full Professor, Civil Procedural Law, Department of Procedural Law, Arbitration and Private International Law, Ghent University

From 16 November 2006 till 30 September 2009 

Full Professor, Civil Procedural Law, Department of Procedural Law, Arbitration and Private International Law, Ghent University, and Director of the Department of Education, Ghent University (member of staff on detached duty at the offices of the vice-chancellor of Ghent University for 80 %)

From 1 October 2002 till 15 November 2015

Full Professor, Civil Procedural Law, Department of Procedural Law, Arbitration and Private  International Law, Ghent University

From 1 December 1998 till 30 September 2002          

Fulltime Professor in the rank of senior Lecturer, Civil Procedural Law, Department of Procedural Law, Arbitration and Private International Law, Ghent University

From 1 October 1998 till 30 November 1998

70 % Professor in the rank of senior Lecturer, Civil Procedural Law, Department of Procedural Law, Arbitration and Private International Law, Ghent University

From 1 October 1995 till 30 September 1998

70 % Professor in the rank of Lecturer, Civil Procedural Law, Department of Procedural Law, Arbitration and Private International Law, Ghent University

From 1 October 1986 till 30 September 1995

Part time Assistant, Department Judicial Law, Ghent University

From 1992 till 30 September 2015

Partner – Attorneys at Law Association Storme – Leroy – Van Parys

From 1 September 1982 till 30 September 2015

Lawyer at the Ghent Bar

 

Academic Career

During my academic career at Ghent University I have been appointed lecturer in charge of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Belgian Civil Procedural Law
  • Civil Procedural Law
  • Advanced Study of Civil Procedural Law
  • The Process of Judicial Decision Making Jurisprudence
  • Maritime Disputes
  • Moot Court and Mediation

My research expertise lies in the fields of civil procedural law and alternative methods for the resolution of conflicts. I am author of various national and international publications. My articles, some 110 in total, have been published in various (national and international) journals and as book chapters.

My PhD research – published under the title Gezag van het rechterlijk gewijsde in het gerechtelijk privaatrecht – Begripsbepaling en -afbakening (‘Res Judicata in Judicial Law – Definition and Delineation’) was granted the 3-yearly scientific award “Algemene Modellenverzameling voor de Rechtspraktijk” and the prestigious ‘Fernand Collin Prize 1995-1996’. It was published by editor Kluwer Law in 2001.

Member of various Editorial Boards of scientific journals and series.

Author and Editor of the Commented Bilingual Belgian Judicial Code published by Story-Scientia (4 updates a year).

Editor of the Civil Procedure Monographs, within the International Encyclopaedia of Laws, published by Kluwer Law International, The Hague.

 

Professional Memberships

Member of the Advisory Committee for Appointment of Notaries (2013 - 2017).

Member of the Executive Committee of Cepani (Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation).

Member of the Council of the International Association for Procedural Law.

Deputy Member of the Advisory Committee for Appointment of Lawyers in the Court of Cassation (since 2007 onwards).

Former member of the Scientific Committee of the Institute for Judicial Training (the federal organization that is responsible for the design and the implementation of the training for judges and members of the judiciary) (2008-2012).

Former Director of Gandaius, Institute for Continuing Education, Law Faculty, Ghent University (2000 – 2008).

Since 1994 I have taught several courses for members of the Judiciary and judicial trainees on behalf of the ministry of Justice, the High Council of Justice and the Institute for Judicial Training.

 

Military service

1984            Military Service (stationed at the Belgian Headquarters of the Belgian forces in Germany, Verviers, Belgium)

 

Educational Career

1994              Doctor of Laws with greatest distinction on a PhD ‘Res Judicata in Judicial Law – Definition and Delineation’

1977 – 1982    Licentiate in Law with great distinction (equals the currently used title of Master in Law)

1971 – 1977    Secondary Education at the College of Sint-Barbara, Ghent

 

Reports written at the request of the Belgian minister of Justice

e-Justice (at the request of minister Marc Verwilghen), by Piet Taelman and Tim Laureys (2001).

Alternative methods of conflict resolution, with a focus on mediation(at the request of minister Tony Van Parys), by Piet Taelman and Jean Laenens (University of Antwerp) (1998-99).

Ghent University

Law Faculty - Department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law

Institute for Procedural Law

Universiteitstraat 4

9000 Gent

T.: +32 9 264 69 31

F.: +32 9 264 69 93

e-mail: Piet.Taelman@UGent.be

 

Ms Claudia VAN SEVEREN

 

Assistant at the University of Ghent, Belgium

Ghent University

Law Faculty - Department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law

Institute for Procedural Law

Universiteitstraat 4

9000 Gent

T.: +32 9 264 69 35

F.: +32 9 264 69 93

Claudia.VanSeveren@UGent.be

 

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