Paul Torremans

Invited Professor

University of Nottingham

Professor Torremans taught at the Universities of Leicester and Leeds, before joining the University of Nottingham in September 2002. He also served as a Sub-Dean for Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leicester. His areas of expertise are Intellectual Property Law and Private International Law. In relation to the latter area Professor Torremans was also a member of the Department of Private International Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghent, Belgium until 30th September 2008. Professor Torremans is a member of the Association Littéraire et Artistique International (ALAI) and of its British branch BLACA, where he sits on the Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Association for the Enha ncement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property - ATRIP (the worldwide association of teachers and researchers in intellectual property).

Professor Torremans has acted as an expert for the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Commission (most recently on 21st April for the European Group on Ethics in science and new technologies in relation to synthetic biology patents) and other international organizations.

He is also a member of CLIP, an international group of experts developing a set of principles on the interaction between intellectual property and private international law.