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Emeritus Professor Eddy Wymeersch

Financial Law Institute, Ghent University Law School
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Eddy Wymeersch, Founder, Financial Law Institute, Ghent University Law School
Founder member of the ECGI : ECGI Fellow (2002) :

Eddy Wymeersch is now chairman of the Public Interest Oversight Board in Madrid (PIOB), deputy president of Euroclear SA and independent director of the Association for the Financial markets in Europe (AFME). He is member of the Senate of the European Law Institute (ELI), member of the European Company Experts group (ECLE)( and of the European Banking Institute.

He has been Chairman of the Committee of European Securities regulators (CESR) (February 2007-July 2010) and of the European Regional Committee of IOSCO, in that capacity also taking part in the Executive and the Technical committee (2006-2010). He was Chairman of the Belgian Commission Bancaire, Financière et des Assurances (CBFA) (chief executive 2001-2007 and chairman of the supervisory board (2007-2010). He was also member of Swiss Finma (2012).

Before joining the CBFA, Mr Wymeersch has held several public functions in Belgium: “regent” of the National Bank of Belgium from 1992 to 2001, member of the legislative branch of the Council of State. Between 1990 and 2001, he was a member of the board of several Belgian companies, and from 1998 the Chairman of the Brussels airport (to February 2001). Mr Wymeersch has been an academic at the Ghent Law School where he founded the “Financial Law Institute” (, and has participated in several committees advising the Belgian government, esp. on financial supervision or on corporate governance. In addition, he has acted as an adviser to the European Commission, a consultant to the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, OECD and an advisor to several European financial institutions and stock exchanges. He acted as arbitrator in domestic and international cases. He has published extensively on company law, corporate governance and financial regulation (see: ssrn.Wymeersch and He is a member of the European Corporate Governance Forum ( and was chairman of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He studied law at Ghent University and Harvard Law School. He speaks fluently Dutch, English, French and German and has given conferences in these languages in most European states, in the US and Canada, in Japan, Korea, Russia, Saudi-Arabia and AbuDhabi.

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Standard Setting for Accountants and the Role of the Public Interest Oversight Board ECGI Law Working Paper 291/2015 May 2015
Banking Union: Aspects of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism Compared ECGI Law Working Paper 290/2015 April 2015
The Single Supervisory Mechanism or “SSM”, Part One of the Banking Union ECGI Law Working Paper 240/2014 February 2014
Enforcement of Corporate Governance Codes ECGI Law Working Paper 046/2005 June 2005
The Transfer of the Company's Seat in European Company Law ECGI Law Working Paper 008/2003 March 2003

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