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Robby Houben

Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL


Robby Houben is a counsel in the Corporate Finance Practice Group in the Antwerp office. He is also a professor in Company and Financial Law at the University of Antwerp. In addition, he regularly lectures at the Universities of Toulouse, Uppsala and Madrid.

Practice Focus

Robby Houben advises Belgian undertakings and foreign multinationals on all aspects of banking, funds, financial services and insurance law, as well as on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He assists clients with the negotiating and drafting of all related agreements and documentation.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • TBH / RDC (Financial Law Section), trv / rps, APR, TBIR, Bibliotheek Handelsrecht Larcier - Member of the Editorial Board
  • International company and financial law review - Country correspondent
  • European Banking Institute, Frankfurt - Member of the Academic Board
  • European Law Institute, Vienna - Member
  • Belgian Centre of Company Law - Member


  • Antwerp~Belgium (2011)


  • University of Antwerp (PhD Law) (2010)
  • University of Antwerp (Law Degree, magna cum laude) (2005)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French


Author, "'t Amendement: De drempel voor het recht van aandeelhouders of vennoten om een algemene vergadering te laten samenroepen," Tijdschrift voor rechtspersoon en vennootschap, 2017

Co-author, "Belgian Act on In Rem Security Interests in Movable Assets," International Company and Commercial Law Review, 2017

Author, "De Belgische garantie voor erkende financiële coöperaties mag op de schop, Zaak C 76/15, Vervloet e.a./Belgische staat," SEW: tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht, 2017

Author, "De Belgische garantie voor erkende financiële coöperaties : einde verhaal," Rechtskundig weekblad, 2017


Speaker, "Nullity of resolutions and directors' liability after the reform of Belgian company law," Conference at Federation of Belgian Enterprises, 6 November 2017