Prizes and recognitions

  • Member Young Academy of Europe (YAE), 20 May 2019-May 2024

 

  • Member Young Academy of Belgium-Flanders (JA, KVAB), 1 April 2019-31 March 2024

 

  • ERC Starting Grant ‘Analysing Coherence in Law Through Legal Scholarship’, 2016.

 

  • Prix Charles Duvivier 2012 (best legal, institutional or political history monograph written by a Belgian in a five-year period), Académie royale des Sciences, des Arts et des Belles Lettres de la Belgique, for the monograph De ruysscher, D., ‘Naer het Romeinsch recht alsmede den stiel mercantiel’. Handel en recht in de Antwerpse rechtbank (16de-17de eeuw), Kortrijk, UGA, 2009. 

 

  • TPR-prize 2012 (best journal article in Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht in 2011) for De ruysscher, D., “Handel in oud en nieuw recht: lobbyen voor een afzonderlijk handelsrecht doorheen de geschiedenis”, Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht 2011, 1599-1647.

 

  • Nomination Frans van Cauwelaert-prize 2010 (best Dutch-language scientific monograph in a five-year period, in humanities), Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, for the monograph De ruysscher, D., ‘Naer het Romeinsch recht alsmede den stiel mercantiel’. Handel en recht in de Antwerpse rechtbank (16de-17de eeuw), Kortrijk, UGA, 2009.

research funding

  • Beneficiary (institutional), postdoctoral research project, Fund of Scientific Research Flanders (FWO), ‘Bringing Company Law (Back) to the Future: Commercial Partnerships between Flexibility and Asset Shielding (17th-18th, and 21st Century)’, University of Antwerp, July 2010 (ranked first)

  • Partner (institutional) and copromoter, International Francqui Professor Chair 2011-12 for Heikki Pihlajamäki (University of Helsinki), VUB, Francqui Foundation, together with Legal History Department of Ghent University, May 2011.

  • Beneficiary (institutional), Research project tenure track position, Research Council (VUB), and bonus for international mobility, December 2011.

  • Beneficiary (institutional), postdoctoral research project, Fund of Scientific Research Flanders (FWO), ‘Cracking the Code of Legal Personality: Closely Held Business Ventures and the Legal Appraisal of their Actions (Belgium, Nineteenth Century)’, University of Antwerp, June 2013, 240.000 EUR

  • Partner (personal) and copromoter, research project (involving three doctoral students, one postdoctoral researcher and two directors (H. Pihlajamäki and D. De ruysscher), Academy of Finland, with Heikki Pihlajamäki (University of Helsinki), ‘The Making of Commercial Law: Common Practices and National Legal Rules from the Early Modern to the Modern Period’, VUB, June 2013, 600.000 EUR

  • Beneficiary (institutional), promoter, doctoral research project, Fund of Scientific Research Flanders (FWO), ‘Bringing creditors to the negotiating table. Reconsidering the law on indebtedness and economic failure in early nineteenth-century Belgium (1808-1850)’, VUB, November 2013.

  • Beneficiary (institutional), promoter, with Eva Schandevyl (co-promoter), Fund of Scientific Research Flanders (FWO), ‘Marriage as Partnership: The Legal Position of Married Women in the Sixteenth-Century Southern Low Countries’, VUB, November 2013.

  • Beneficiary (institutional), promoter, Fund of Scientific Research Flanders (FWO), ‘Cataloguing the Customs of Trade: Looking Behind the Labels (Amsterdam and Lyon, 1700-1730)’, VUB, November 2015.

  • Beneficiary (institutional), promoter, Fund of Scientific Research Flanders (FWO), ‘Competing Corporations, Brokering Rules: Marine Insurance in France and Belgium (c. 1808-c. 1860)’, VUB, November 2015.

  • Beneficiary (individual), PI, European Research Council (ERC), ‘Analysing Coherence in Law Through Legal Scholarship’ (CLLS), Tilburg University, January 2017, 1.495.625 EUR

  • Partner (personal), research project, European Research Council (ERC), ‘Average– Transaction Costs and Risk Management during the First Globalization (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries)’ (AveTransRisk), VUB, October 2017.

  • Beneficiary (institutional), promoter, Fund of Scientific Research Flanders (FWO), ‘Catering pre-insolvency restructurings for the needs of SMEs: Belgium (1850-1910)’, VUB, November 2018.

  • Beneficiary (institutional), co-promoter with Jan Dumolyn (Gent University), Fund of Scientific Research Flanders (FWO), “Litigation strategies and commercial law in late-medieval Bruges”, VUB, November 2018.