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Walter Pintens

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Walter Pintens

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Scientific Advisor - Brussels

Born in Mechelen, °1952.
Special advisor to Tiberghien’s Estate Planning Team since 2010.

Practice areas

Private European law
Family inheritance law
Family law
International private law

Education

University of Leuven (Bachelor in Law, 1976).
University of Leuven (Master in Law, 1977).
University of Leuven (Doctorate in Law, 1982 (doctoral thesis on “Divorce by Mutual Consent”).

Languages

Dutch, German, French, English.

Other professional activities

Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Leuven, Belgium.
Honorary Professor of Law at the University of the Saarland, Germany.
Honorary Justice of the Peace, Belgium.
Member of the Academic Committee of the Institute for Judicial Training, Belgium.
Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Paris, France.
Vice-president of the Academic Organisation for Family Law, Germany (“Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Familienrecht”).
Member of the Organising Committee Commission on European Family Law.
Member of the Editorial Board of the “Rechtskundig Weekblad” journal, Germany.
Co-editor and Chairman of the International Academic Board of the “Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht” journal, Germany.
Corresponding Editor to the “Zeitschrift für Europaïsches Privatrecht”, Germany.

• Tendencies in European Succession Law, in T. Frantzen (ed.), Inheritance Law – Challenges and Reform. A Norwegian-German Research Seminar, Berlin, Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, 2013, S. 9-23.

• Wilsverklaringen en patiëntenrechten, in E. Alofs et al. (ed.), Liber amicorum Hélène Casman, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2013, p. 351-365.

• Principles of European Family Law Regarding Property Relations Between Spouses, in European Family Law Series, N°. 33, Cambridge, Intersentia, 2013, XIII + 420 p. (co-authors: K. Boele-Woelki, Fr. Ferrand, Cr. González Beilfuss, M. Janterä-Jareborg, N. Lowe and D. Martiny).

• Kindesrecht und Elternkonflikt aus belgischer Sicht, in M. Löhnig et al. (Hg.), Kindesrecht und Elternkonflikt, Bielefeld, Gieseking, 2013, S. ***.

• Entwicklungen im europäischen Personen- und Familienrecht 2012-2013, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht 2013, 1437-1442 (Mitautor: Chr. Kohler).

• Entwicklungen im belgischen Familien- und Erbrecht im Jahr 2013, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht 2013, 1443-1445.

• (Ed.), Patrimonium 2013, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2013, uXV + 401 p. (co-editor: Ch. Declerck).

• Nieuws uit Europa, in W. Pintens en Ch. Declerck (ed.), Patrimonium 2013, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2013, p. 397-401.

• Schets van het familiaal vermogensrecht, vijfde druk, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2012, XXXVIII +439 p. (co-auteurs: Ch. Declerck en K. Vanwinckelen).

• Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in France and Belgium, in J.M. Scherpe (ed.), Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in Comparative Perspective, Oxford, Hart, 2012, p. 68-88.

• A Royal and Constitutional Affair. The Second Marriage of H.M. King Leopold III of the Belgians, in Chr. Barton and R. Probert (ed.), Fifty Years in Family Law. Essays for Stephen Cretney, Cambridge, Intersentia, 2012, p. 317-327. 

• Formerfordernisse in dem Vorschlag für eine EU-Verordnung im Bereich des Ehegüterrechts, in D. Schwab und H.-J. Dose (Hg.), Familienrecht in Praxis und Theorie. Festschrift für Meo-Micaela Hahne, Bielefeld, Giese­king, 2012, S. 99-112.

• Art. 1-2, in U. Magnus and P. Mankowski (ed.), Brussels IIbis Regulation, European Commentaries on Private International Law II, Munich, Sellier, 2012, p. 50-86.

• Civil Status Registration, in J. Basedow, Kl. Hopt and R. Zimmermann (ed.), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, I, Oxford, OUP, 2012, p. 198-200.

• Family Home, in J. Basedow, Kl. Hopt and R. Zimmermann (ed.), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, I, Oxford, OUP, 2012, p. 679-681.

• Law of Names, in J. Basedow, Kl. Hopt and R. Zimmermann (ed.), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, II, Oxford, OUP, 2012, p. 1034-1037.

• Matrimonial Property Law, , in J. Basedow, Kl. Hopt and R. Zimmermann (ed.), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, II, Oxford, OUP, 2012, p. 1158-1162.

• Principles of European Family Law (PEFL) , in J. Basedow, Kl. Hopt and R. Zimmermann (ed.), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, II, Oxford, OUP, 2012, p. 1329-1331.

• Entwicklungen im europäischen Familien- und Erbrecht, FamRZ 2012, 1425-1432 (Mitautor: Chr. Kohler).

• Entwicklungen im belgischen Familienrecht in den Jahren 2012-2013, FamRZ, 1432-1434.

• Naar een ius commune in het Europees familie- en erfrecht. Towards a ius commune in European family law?, Cambrige, Intersentia, 2012, 95 p.

• (Ed.), Patrimonium 2012, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2012, XV + 369 p. (co-editor: Ch. Declerck).

• Naar een Europees international erfrecht, in W. Pintens en Ch. Declerck (ed.), Patrimonium 2012, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2012, p. 361-369.

• Matrimonial property law in Europe, in K. Boele-Woelki, J. Miles and J. Scherpe (ed.), The future of Family Property in Europe, in European Family Law Series, N° 29, Antwerp, Intersentia, 2011, p. 19-46.

• Need and Opportunity of Convergence in European Succession Law, in M. Anderson and E. Arroyo i Amayuelas (ed.), The Law of Succession: Testamentary freedom, Groningen, Europa Law Publishing, 2011, p. 3-33.

• Belgien, in A. Bergmann, M. Ferid und D. Henrich (HG.), Internationales Ehe- und Kindschafts­recht, 191. Lief., Frankfurt am Main, Verlag für Standesamtswesen, 2011, 67 S.

• Erwachsenenschutz, Vorsorgevollmacht und Patientenverfügung in Belgien, in M. Löhnig et al. (Hg.), Vorsorgevollmacht und Erwachsenenschutz in Europa, Bielefeld, Gieseking, 2011, S. 263-280.

• The Marckx Case: A 'Whole Code of Family Law'?, in St. Gilmore, J. Herring and R. Probert (ed.), Landmark Cases in Family Law, Oxford, Hart, 2011, p. 155-174 (co-author: J. Scherpe).

• Is ons familiaal vermogensrecht nog bij de tijd?, Rechtskundig Weekblad 2011-12, 49-54.

• Die Scheidung und ihre ehegüterrechtlichen Folgen im belgischen Familienrecht, Forum Familienrecht 2011, 294-301.

• Entwicklungen im europäischen Personen- und Familienrecht 2010-2011, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht 2011, 1433-1440 (Mitautor: Chr. Kohler).

• Der Statusbesitz in Frage gestellt - Entwicklungen im Abstammungsrecht Belgiens, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht 2011, 1444-1446.

• De private stichting als instrument voor artistieke vermogensplanning, in Fr. Buyssens, K. Geens, H. Laga,  B. Tilleman en A.-L. Verbeke (ed.),  Liber Amicorum Prof. Dr. Luc Weyts, Gent, Larcier, 2011, 767-778 (co-auteur: Ch. Declerck).

• (Ed.), Patrimonium 2011, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2011, XIII + 376 p. (co-editor: Ch. Declerck).

• Naar een Europees internationaal vermogensrecht, in W. Pintens en Ch. Declerck (ed.), Patrimonium 2011, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2011, p. 369-376.

• Die Commission on European Family Law (CEFL), in W. Meng, G. Ress und T. Stein (Hg.), Europäische Integration und Globalisierung. Festschrift zum 60-jährigen Bestehen des Europa-Instituts, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2011, S. 359-374.

• Giften aan universiteiten, in K. Deketelaere, D. D’Hooghe en A.M. Draye (ed.), Liber amicorum Marc Boes, Brugge, die Keure, 2011, p. 695-708.

• Testamentary Formalities in France and Belgium, in K.G.C Reid, M.J. De Waal and R. Zimmermann (ed.), Testamentary Formalities, Oxford, OUP, 2011, p. 51-71.

• A New Recommendation of the Council of Europe on Continuing Powers of Attorney for Incapacity, in A. Büchler und M. Müller-Chen (Hg.), Private Law, national – global – comparative. Festschrift für Ingeborg Schwenzer zum 60. Geburtstag, Bern/Antwerpen,  Stämpfli/Intersentia, 2011, S. 1399-1413.

• Parental responsibilities. The Principles of the Commission on European Family Law, Pravni život (Legal life) 2011, I, 951-967.

• Familiaal vermogensrecht, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2010, XIV + 1345 p. (co-auteurs: Ch. Declerck, J. Du Mongh en K. Vanwinckelen).

• Filiation et Vérité, in J. Bernreuther, R. Freitag, S. Leible, H. Sippel und U. Wanitzek (Hg.), Festschrift für Ulrich Spellenberg, München, Sellier, 2010, S. 631-643.

• L’état civil et ses verités: verité juridique, in Commission Internationale de l’Etat Civil (éd.), L’état civil au XXIième siècle: déclin ou renaissance?, Strasbourg, CIEC, 2010, p. 44-50.

• Civil Status and Various Aspects of Truth: Legal Truth, in International Commission on Civil Status (ed.), Civil Status in the XXIth century: dusk or dawn?, Strasbourg, CIEC, 2010, p. 44-50.

• Entwicklungen im europäischen Familien- und Erbrecht 2009-2010, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht 2010, 1481-1486 (co-auteur: Chr. Kohler).

• Entwicklungen im belgischen Familienrecht 2009-2010, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht 2010, 1488-1489.

• (Ed.), Patrimonium 2010, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2010, XII + 328 p. (co-editor: Ch. Declerck).

• Naar een versnelde verdeling-vereffening, in W. Pintens en Ch. Declerck (ed.), Patrimonium 2010, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2010, p. 325-328.

• Meerdere trefwoorden, in E. Dirix, B. Tilleman en P. Van Orshoven (ed.), De Valks juridisch woordenboek, derde druk, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2010.

• Schets van het familiaal vermogensrecht, vierde druk, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2010, XXXV + 394 p. (co-auteurs: J. Du Mongh en K. Vanwinckelen).

• A New Recommendation of the Council of Europe on Continuing Powers of Attorney, Pravni život (Legal life) 2010, II, 79-90.

• Overzicht van rechtspraak. Huwelijksvermogensrecht 2003-2010, Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht 2010, 1383-1583 (co-auteurs: Ch. Declerck en V. Allaerts).

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