The department Economic Law consists of a group of experts in financial, economic and commercial law. Their aim is to research and stimulate reflection on topics belonging to this field. In order to do so, the Vakgroep Economisch Recht regularly organises colloquia about different law-related questions in this field (e.g. Company Law, Financial Law, Bankruptcy Law, Insurance Law), so as to offer a forum of discussion for practicians and academics. Furthermore, research by the Vakgroep Economisch Recht has led to publications already or to be published concerning the following research topics: 1. The required adaptations of the legislation on the protection of economic competition; 2. The adaptations required by European Law of the legislation on distance-sales; 3. Regulation with respect to telecommunication and media; 4. Insurance law, particularly the special regulated insurance contracts; 5. The protection of neighbouring rights in Belgium; 6. Consumer protection concerning travel contracts before and after the European Directive; 7. The interests of the company according to Belgian Law; 8. Transfer of receivables in Belgian financial and economic law.