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Prof William Van Caenegem  


Prof William Van Caenegem
Faculty of Law
Bond University QLD 4229


Faculty of Law

Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 52275
+61 7 559 52275
Building Level: 4
Building: 4. Faculty of Law
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
William Van Caenegem studied Law in Belgium and the UK. He is fluent in English, Dutch, French and German and speaks some Russian.

He is interested in comparative and trans-national law, intellectual property law, evidence and criminal procedure. He has been a stipendiary researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Intellectual Property Law in Munich, FRG. He held the inaugural CAL/ANU Copyright Fellowship, and was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Commercial and Property Law at QUT, as well as at the Comparative & International Law Center, Faculty of Law, University of California, Berkeley. He has been a visiting Professor at the Sorbonne University, Paris, the University of Ghent, Belgium and is currently a visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been a consultant for the WA Law Reform Commission in the area of comparative criminal procedure, and has undertaken work in this area for AUSAID in Cambodia. He has also been a consultant to DFAT in relation to the protection of geographical indications of origin.

He has published in the areas of foreign law, intellectual property law, legal philosophy and criminal procedure. He is a past Vice-President of the Australian Society for Legal Philosophy. He is a Barrister-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Doctor of Philosophy - Cambridge
Master of Laws - Cambridge
Bachelor of Laws - Louvain
Professional admission & memberships

Bar Association of Queensland

International Academy of Comparative law

International Association of Procedural Law

Societe de Legislation Comparee.

Other professional appointments

Barrister-at-Law - Supreme Court of Queensland

Panellist - WIPO Domain Name Arbitration Centre (Domain name arbitrator)