Professor Fox Named Professorial Fellow at Tilburg University

Professor Merritt Fox, the Michael E. Patterson Professor of Law,has been appointed a Professorial Fellow at Tilburg University, the premier institution for the study of law and economics in the Netherlands. Selected by the Tilburg law faculty for the fellowship, Fox’s preeminence in the field of corporate and securities law and international finance makes him particularly suited to engage in dialogue on market regulation with policymakers and other leading scholars.
Fox, who holds degrees in law and economics and practiced internationally as a lawyer before entering academia, will speak at conferences organized by law professors Joseph McCahery and Erik Vermeulen, recently appointed to Tilburg’s new chair in financial market regulation. Fox will also participate in policy workshops at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), a regulatory body akin to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Discourse between professorial fellows and authorities at the AFM will inform market regulation policy in the Netherlands and in the European Union.
Discussion topics will address emerging issues in the increasingly global field of financial market regulation. Key research areas include private equity and hedge funds, cross-border cooperation among securities regulators and commissions, cross-border clearing and settlement, and alternative markets. 
The Professorial Fellows program was created by Tilburg’s chair in financial market regulation, established at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center by the AFM in 2006. Drawing together an interdisciplinary group of experts, the program aims to harness research and education to promote the implementation of effective market regulation. Fox is among a dozen international scholars and policymakers chosen for the inaugural group of fellows, which begins its four-year term this year.