Professor Paul Davies:

“Why the US sub-prime problem became an international crisis”

16 May 2013, 7pm

Our Hon Secretary, Carol de Lusignan, has sent out the following invitation. RSVP: 11 May 2013, to Carol de Lusignan,


Dear Oxonian,

The President and Committee of the Oxford Society of Belgium are pleased to announce that Professor Paul Davies, Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law at Oxford, Professorial Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and current holder of the holder of the 2012-2013 Francqui Chair at the HUB has agreed to speak to us on the subject of financial regulation and bank corporate governance: “Why the US sub-prime problem became an international crisis”.

This talk will take place on Thursday 16th May at our habitual venue, the conference room of the Eglise des Dominicains de Bruxelles, Avenue de la Renaissance, 40, 1000 Bruxelles (near Merode metro) and be followed by dinner in a local restaurant. The proceedings will begin at 7pm with a welcoming drink, the talk is scheduled to start around 7.30 and will be followed by questions and answers until 9pm. Attendance at the talk is free for subscribing members of the Society (€5 at the door for others), and you are welcome to bring a spouse or partner if you wish. You can choose whether or not to continue to the restaurant afterwards, the dinner normally comes in at about €35-40 per head including wine, details will follow nearer the time.

Professor Davies was educated at the Universities of Oxford (MA), London (LLM) and Yale (LLM). He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2000, an honorary Queen's Counsel in 2006 and an honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn in 2007. He is a deputy chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee. His first teaching job was as Lecturer in Law at the University of Warwick (1969-1973). Then he was elected Fellow and Tutor in Law at Balliol College Oxford and successively CUF Lecturer, Reader and Professor in the Faculty. Between 1998 and 2009 he was the Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Carol de Lusignan

Secretary, Oxford Society of Belgium