Faure, Michael G. 1958-

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Faure, Michael G. 1958-

PERSONAL:

Born April 26, 1958. Education: Studied at Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius, 1977-79, and Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, 1979-82, and University of Ghent, 1981-83; University of Chicago, L.L.M., 1985; Albert Ludwigs Universität, J.D., 1989.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Belgium. Office—Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research—METRO, Maastricht University, Bouillonstraat 3, Rm. 2.108, P.O. Box 616, NL-6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands; fax: 0031-43-3883203. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Lawyer and academician. Van Goethem law firm, Antwerp, Belgium, attorney at law, 1982—; Ministry of Justice School of Criminology, Brussels, Belgium, lecturer of environmental law, 1988-90; Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, lecturer, 1988-90, senior lecturer, 1990-91; Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, professor, 1991-2008, part-time professor of comparative and international environmental law, 2008—, academic director of Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research—METRO, 1991—; Ius Commune Research School, academic director, 1995—; Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, part-time professor of comparative private law and economics, 2008—. Academic director of ECTIL (European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law), 1999—; visiting professor at Catholic University of Leuven, 2000, Université Paul Cézanne, 2004, Université Aix-Marseille III, 2004, Peking University, 2006-07, and Louisiana State University, 2008; director of the European Foundation for Law and Economics.

MEMBER:

European Association of Law and Economics (secretary, 1988-2000).

WRITINGS:

(With Roger van den Bergh) Objectieve aansprakelijkheid, verplichte verzekering en veiligheidsregulering, Maklu (Antwerp, Belgium), 1989.

(Editor, with J.C. Oudijk and D. Schaffmeister) Zorgen Van Heden: opstellen over het milieustrafrecht in theorie en praktijk, Gouda Quint (Arnhem, Netherlands), 1991.

Umweltrecht in Belgien: strafrecht im spannungsfeld von zivil—und verwaltungsrecht, Eigenverlag Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Strafrecht (Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany), 1992.

De strafrechtelijke toerekening van milieudelicten, Maklu (Antwerp, Belgium), 1992.

(Editor, with others) Regulation of Professions: A Law and Economics Approach to the Regulation of Attorneys and Physicians in the US, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK, Maklu (Antwerp, Belgium), 1993.

Aansprakelijkheid voor het nucleaire risico, Maklu (Antwerp, Belgium), 1993.

(Editor, with John Vervaele and Albert Weale) Environmental Standards in the European Union in an Interdisciplinary Framework, Maklu (Antwerp, Belgium), 1994.

Enforcement Issues for Environmental Legislation in Developing Countries, United Nations University (Maastricht, Netherlands), 1995.

(Editor, with Kurt Deketelaere) Ius Commune En Milieurecht: actualia in het milieurecht in Belgié en Nederland, Intersentia (Antwerp, Belgium), 1997.

(Editor, with Kid Schwarz) De strafrechtelijke en civielrechtelijke aansprakelijkheid van de rechtspersoon en zijn bestuurders, Intersentia (Antwerp, Belgium), 1998.

(Editor, with Marleen Hertoghs and Theo de Roos) Geluidhinder veroorzaakt door vliegtuigen, Sdu (The Hague, Netherlands), 1998.

(Editor, with Kurt Deketelaere and G. Verhoosel) Grensoverschrijdende milieuproblemen: uitdagingen voor de nationale en internationale rechtsorde, Intersentia (Antwerp, Belgium), 1998.

(With Marjolein Visser) De strafrechtelijke bescherming van het leefmilieu in Belgié, Duitsland en Nederland: modellen van strafbaarstelling en hun bewijsrechtelijke implicaties, Intersentia (Antwerp, Belgium), 1999.

(Editor, with Kurt Deketelaere) Environmental Law in the United Kingdom and Belgium from a Comparative Perspective, Intersentia (Antwerp, Belgium), 1999.

(Editor, with G. Heine) Environmental Criminal Law in the European Union: Documentation of the Main Provisions with Introductions, Edition Iuscrim (Frieburg im Breisgau, Germany), 2000.

(Editor, with Arno Akkermans and Ton Hartlief) Proportionele aansprakelijkheid, Boom Juridische Uitgevers (Den Haag, Netherlands), 2000.

(Editor, with Helmut Koziol) Cases on Medical Malpractice in a Comparative Perspective, Springer (New York, NY), 2001.

(Editor, with Theo de Roos and Marjolein Visser) Herziening van het commune milieustrafrecht, Gouda Quint (Deventer, Netherlands), 2001.

(Editor, with Jan Smits and Hildegard Schneider) Towards a European Ius Commune in Legal Education and Research: Proceedings of the Conference Held at the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Maastricht Faculty of Law, Intersentia (Antwerp, Belgium), 2002.

(Editor, with C.A. Schwarz) Milieuaansprakelijkheid: recente ontwikkelingen in een ondernemingsrechtelijk kader, Kluwer (Deventer, Netherlands), 2002.

(With T. Hartlief) Nieuwe risico's en vragen van aansprakelijkheid en verzekering, Kluwer (Deventer, Netherlands), 2002.

(Editor, with Johann Neethling) Aansprakelijkheid, risico en onderneming: Europese en Zuid-Afrikaanse perspectieven, Intersentia (Antwerp, Belgium), 2003.

(Editor) Deterrence, Insurability, and Compensation in Environmental Liability: Future Developments in the European Union, Springer (New York, NY), 2003.

La protection de l'environnement au coeur du système juridique international et du droit interne: acteurs, valeurs et efficacité, actes du colloque des 19 et 20 octobre 2001, Université de Liège, Château de Colonster, Bruylant (Brussels, Belgium), 2003.

(Editor, with Joyeeta Gupta and Andries Nentjes) Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: The Role of Institutions and Instruments to Control Global Change, Edward Elgar (Northampton, MA), 2003.

(With G. Skogh) The Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy and Law: An Introduction, Edward Elgar (Northampton, MA), 2003.

(With Ton Hartlief) Insurance and Expanding Systemic Risks, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Paris, France), 2003.

(Editor, with Jos Dute and Helmut Koziol) Liability for and Insurability of Biomedical Research with Human Subjects in a Comparative Perspective, Springer (New York, NY), 2004.

(Editor, with Jos Dute and Helmut Koziol) No-Fault Compensation in the Health Care Sector, Springer (New York, NY), 2004.

(Editor, with Norman J. Vig) Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2004.

(Editor, with G. Heine) Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Law in the European Union, Kluwer Law International (The Hague, Netherlands), 2005.

(With C.A.R. Moerland) Griffierechten: een vergelijkende beschrijving van griffierechten—en vergelijkbare stelsels in een aantal landen van de Europese Unie, Boom Juridische Uitgevers (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2006.

(Editor, with Ton Hartlief) Financial Compensation for Victims of Catastrophes: A Comparative Legal Approach, Springer (New York, NY), 2006.

(Editor, with Nicole Niessen) Environmental Law in Development: Lessons from the Indonesian Experience, Edward Elgar (Northampton, MA), 2006.

(Editor, with James Hu) Prevention and Compensation of Marine Pollution Damage: Recent Developments in Europe, China and the US, Kluwer Law International (Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands), 2006.

(Editor, with Ton Hartlief) Financiële voorzieningen na rampen in het buitenland, Boom Juridische Uitgevers (Den Haag, Netherlands), 2006.

(Editor, with Willem H. van Boom) Shifts in Compensation between Private and Public Systems, Springer-Verlag/Wien (New York, NY), 2007.

(Editor, with Thomas Eger and Zhang Naigen) Economic Analysis of Law in China, Edward Elgar (Northampton, MA), 2007.

Contributor of chapters to academic books. Contributor to periodicals and academic journals. Editorial board member for Vlaams Jurist Vandaag, 1990-98, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 1993—, European Journal of Law and Economics, European Community and International Environmental Law, Milieu en Recht, 1997-2004, and Tijdschrift voor Milieurecht.

SIDELIGHTS:

Michael G. Faure is a Belgian lawyer and academician. Faure studied law and criminology at a number of universities in Belgium, as well as earning an L.L.M. from the University of Chicago in 1985 and a J.D. from Germany's Albert Ludwigs Universität in 1989. Faure began practicing law in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1982, and started lecturing in law by 1988 in Belgium and the Netherlands. Faure's legal expertise ranges from environmental to tort and insurance law. He has written and edited scores of books on these topics.

Writing with Ton Hartlief in 2003, Faure published Insurance and Expanding Systemic Risks. The book examines a seemingly increasing number of risks insurance companies deal with, including natural disasters, environmental pollution, health, technology, and terrorism. The book goes on to suggest policies governments and insurance companies may apply to deal with the problems of appraisal and liability as well as reducing risk.

Published in 2003, Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union is edited with Norman J. Vig. Faure and Vig explain how local and regional efforts, businesses, and lobbyists are the primary motivators of environmental and climtate change policies, putting the United States and European Union in the position of merely talking heads. Faure and Vig go one step further, claiming that the United States and EU are both failing to meet their responsibilities in the areas of protecting water supplies, biodiversity, and sustainable urban living. Writing in Ethics & International Affairs, Elizabeth R. DeSombre commented that "though the authors in this volume posit a variety of arguments for the similarities and differences they observe, the most persuasive one is related to institutional structure." Timothy O'Riordan, writing in Environment, noted that "a specialist with detailed knowledge of the transatlantic scene" wrote each of the book's fourteen chapters. O'Riordan also mentioned that "the strength of the text lies in fine editing and constant, expert comparison."

In 2006 Faure edited Prevention and Compensation of Marine Pollution Damage: Recent Developments in Europe, China and the US with James Hu. The book examines legal methods available to prevent oil pollution and to penalize polluters. The approach is a comparative study between Europe and China, with secondary examples from the United States, Indonesia, Belgium, and Spain. The book is made up of twenty-two papers on topics ranging from maritime and environmental law to liability and insurance law.

Also in 2006, Faure edited, with Nicole Niessen, Environmental Law in Development: Lessons from the Indonesian Experience. The book uses resource-rich Indonesia as a template to apply various environmental law theories. Among the eleven chapters are sections on punishment for heavy polluters, decentralization issues, the connection between human rights and environmental laws, enforcement of environmental legislation, and implementing emission trading and environmental taxes. A contributor to Reference & Research Book News noted that the writing of the book is "sparked by Indonesia's desire to revise it Environmental Management Act of 1997."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Environment, March, 2006, Timothy O'Riordan, review of Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union, p. 40.

Environmental Liability, August, 2004, Duncan A. French, review of Green Giants?, p. 179; February, 2005, Hazel Ann Nash, review of Deterrence, Insurability, and Compensation in Environmental Liability: Future Developments in the European Union, p. 33.

Environmental Politics, November, 2005, Inger Weibust, review of Green Giants?, p. 427.

Ethics & International Affairs, April, 2005, Elizabeth R. DeSombre, review of Green Giants?, p. 122.

Financial Market Trends, October, 2003, Michael G. Faure, overview of Insurance and Expanding Systemic Risks, p. 145.

Journal of Environmental Law, summer, 2004, Antonia Layard, review of Deterrence, Insurability, and Compensation in Environmental Liability; spring, 2007, Oda F. Essens, review of Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Law in the European Union.

Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, April, 2007, Michael F. Sturley, review of Prevention and Compensation of Marine Pollution Damage: Recent Developments in Europe, China and the US, p. 260.

Policy Sciences, March, 2007, Toddi A. Steelman, review of Green Giants?, p. 73.

Reference & Research Book News, May, 2007, review of Environmental Law in Development: Lessons from the Indonesian Experience; August, 2007, review of Prevention and Compensation of Marine Pollution Damage.

ONLINE

Maastricht University Web site,http://www.unimaas.nl/ (December 10, 2007), author profile.

[Sketch reviewed by secretary, Yleen Simonis.]