Stefaan Voet studied law at Ghent University (2001). In 2011 he wrote his PhD thesis about complex litigation in Belgium, for which he received in 2014 the Triannual Price of Civil Procedure awarded by the vzw Algemene Modellenverzameling voor de Rechtspraktijk.
Since 2015 he is an associate professor of civil procedure at the University of Leuven and a host professor at the University of Hasselt.
Stefaan is also a Programme Affiliate at the CMS/Swiss Re Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, member of the Class Actions Exchange Network spearheaded by the universities of Stanford, Oxford and Tilburg and affiliate at the Class Action Lab of the University of Montréal. He is also a member of different working groups of the European Law Institute.
Stefaan was a visiting scholar at the Law Center University of Houston (2009) and Stanford Law School (2014). He was a visiting lecturer/professor at the Law Center University of Houston, SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, College of Law University of Tennessee, Syracuse University College of Law, China-EU School of Law in Beijing, University of Pavia and the University of Pretoria. In 2016-2017 he held the TPR (Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht) Chair at the University of Utrecht (Molengraaff Institute for Private Law).
Stefaan is also a substitute justice of the peace in Bruges and chairman of the monitoring committee of the Ombudsman for Retail.