Robbie Tas combined economic studies at K.U. Leuven (MEcon (finance) 1993) with a legal curriculum (LL.M. 1994, graduate tax studies 1994, PhD. 2002).
He served as a Research Fellow with Prof Geens at K.U. Leuven’s Jan Ronse Institute between 1994 and 2001. In 2002 he obtained his PhD with a study into the maintenance of capital in public limited liability companies and private limited liability companies.
From 1997 to 2003, Robbie was in charge of the legal secretariat of the International Commission of Appeal at NASDAQ Europe. He was a board member of electricity company Luminus from 2002 to 2005.
He has been teaching in the Master’s of Corporate Law programme at K.U. Leuven / the Hogeschool-Universiteit of Brussels since 2004 and in the postgraduate estate planning programme at V.U. Brussels.
He is a regular contributor to TRV, Review for Legal Entities and Companies and is also the permanent secretary to VRG-Alumni, the alumni association of Leuven’s law faculty. He has published extensively on corporate law and non-profit law and is a much sought-after speaker on these topics. He handles cases in Dutch, French and English.
Dispute resolution (corporate and commercial) and arbitration
Corporate law transactions
Complex incorporations and financial transactions
Corporate restructuring, mergers and demergers, acquisitions
Transfers of shares and assets
Financing transactions (e.g. capital increase, issue of convertible bonds and other securities)
Investment and divestment
Corporate governance and directors’ liability
Drafting of contracts and agreements (purchase/sale, rent, contracting, licensing agreements, etc.)
Drafting of distribution agreements (trading agencies, bank and insurance agencies, concessions, franchising, etc.)