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Prof. Alain Strowel

Former Research Fellow

Alain Strowel is professor at the University Saint-Louis, Brussels and at the UCLouvain where he teaches courses in intellectual property and media law. He also gives courses in two advanced masters in IP and IT law at the KULeuven and Munich IP Law Center. Alain is avocat at the Brussels bar since 1988 and arbiter for WIPO domain names dispute resolution system. He has been appointed as a trustee of the European Law Academy (ERA, Trier, 2012-2019) and was elected to the Academia Europaea in 2012. Since 2019, he chairs the Intellectual Property working group of All European Academies (ALLEA) to which he contributed since 2012.

Alain graduated in law, economics and philosophy at the UCLouvain and the University of Amsterdam. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from UCLouvain. Today his research focuses on Data Governance, Artificial Intelligence issues and the Regulation of Online Platforms.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Former Research Fellow

Research Group "Shifts in Norm Setting"

September - December 2020


Alain has authored more than 250 articles and a few books including Quand Google défie le droit (De Boeck-Larcier, 2011, 238 p.) et Droit des médias et de la communication (with F. Jongen & E. Cruysmans, Larcier, 2017, 896 p.). He has directed several collections of essays including: Of Authors and Origins (with B. Sherman), Cambridge UP, 1991; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing and Secondary Liability in Copyright Law, Edward Elgar, 2009; Net Neutrality in Europe – La neutralité de l’Internet en Europe, Bruylant, 2013, 178 p.; Les droits intellectuels, entre autres droits. Intersections, interactions et interrogations (with J. Cabay), Larcier, 2019, 304 p.; Des voitures autonomes à l’intelligence artificielle. Entre droit, politique et éthique (with C. Lazaro), 2020, 258 p.

UCLouvain, USaint-Louis – Brussels, KULeuven, Munich IP Law Center