The Centre Jean Renauld was created in 1978 as part of the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). It is aimed at scientific research on different subjects concerning companies. It specializes in the critical assessment of Belgian and European corporate and finance law and analyses the purpose, the structures and the financing models of companies. Its members are professors, PhD candidates and assistant-professors as well as law practitioners. It holds seminars and workshops in the fields of corporate law, bankruptcy law, competition law and finance law.