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Dr. Johan VANNEROM is an Assistant Professor (UD) at the Erasmus School of Law. Next to his research and teaching activities at this University, he is the Academic Coordinator of the track 'International Business Law' within the LLM Program of Commercial Law. Apart from his academic career, he works as a partner in a Brussels based law firm (Vannerom + Partners). He is also a member of the Expert Committtee advising the Belgian Financial Ombudsman (Ombudsfin).

Dr Vannerom has gained expertise in banking and financial law, with a focus on payment services and credit agreements. He is further specialised in B2B and B2C Unfair Commercial Practices, commercial contract law and food law (food & eco-labelling, supply chain due diligence and food safety & auditing).

Dr. Vannerom has written multiple articles in his field of expertise and often speaks at (international) conferences. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Belgian bilingual law journal Droit de la Consommation / Consumentenrecht.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Consumer Protection during the performance of a credit agreement, KU Leuven

1 Sept 200831 Aug 2013

Award Date: 12 Mar 2014

Master, Master of Law (magna cum laude), KU Leuven

1 Sept 200430 Jun 2007

Award Date: 7 Jul 2007

Master, Master of Canon Law (J.C.L.) (magna cum laude), KU Leuven

1 Sept 200431 Aug 2008

Bachelor, Bachelor of Law, KU Leuven

1 Sept 200230 Jun 2004

External positions

Attorney-at-law, Vannerom + Partners

1 Sept 2018 → …


  • K Law (General)
  • credit law
  • food law
  • consumer law
  • commercial law
  • unfair commercial practices
  • S Agriculture (General)
  • Food Systems
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