Tom Vos is a full-time visiting professor at the Jean-Pierre Blumberg Chair at the University of Antwerp, where he conducts research and teaching on corporate governance. He currently focuses on short-termism in corporate governance, using methods from law and economics, including empirical research.
Tom obtained his PhD at the KU Leuven in 2021, with a thesis on the topic of “Shareholder protection in share issuances: a comparative law and economics approach”. He received a fellowship from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) for conducting this research. During his PhD, he was a Junior Academic Visitor at the Commercial Law Centre of Oxford University. Tom also obtained a research master in law at the KU Leuven (magna cum laude) and an LL.M. at Harvard Law School. He was awarded the Victor Brudney Prize for his LL.M. paper, in which he conducted an empirical and legal analysis of US rights offerings.
His research interests are shareholder protection, corporate governance, (empirical) corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, financial regulation, law & economics, negotiation and mediation.
Tom is also an attorney at Linklaters LLP in Belgium, where he advises corporations on corporate governance and securities laws.