Ignace Claeys teaches the second-year course of law of obligations, the master class on contract law, and the LL.M. class on European Contract Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Ghent. His current research focuses on the law of obligations, both contract and tort. He has published many articles in law journals and books. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences.
He graduated from the University of Leuven in 1994, spent two years abroad, first as a participant of a program for international lawyers in Germany (DAAD - 1995) and subsequently at the University of Chicago (LL.M. 1996). Sponsored by the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research, he was a former researcher at the University of Leuven (1996 to 2000). His Ph.D. in Law (2002) entitled "Related Contracts and Liability" dealt with the borderlines of contract and tort in a comparative perspective.
After four years of practice at the Brussels bar, he also became a partner at a Brussels law firm (Eubelius) as of January 2007. His work concentrates on contract and liability law and involves litigation, arbitration, drafting and review of contracts, and advisory work for both private and public sector.