Matthias Storme is Full Professor at the University of Leuven (commercial and insolvency law; comparative law), Guest Professor at CUPL Beijing, Vilnius University, Waseda University and Universita degli studi (statale) di Milano, and a senior partner in a law firm in Gent.


He studied both law and philosophy in Antwerp and Leuven (Belgium) and philosophy at Yale (MA 1982) and did research at the University of Bologna (1983–1984) and the Max Planck Institute for private law in Hamburg (1984–1985).


Storme is joint editor-in-chief of the European Review of Private Law and joint editor in chief of the Tijdschrift voor privaatrecht and was a member of the Commission on European Contract Law (Lando-Commission) and the Compilation and Redaction Team of the CoPECL network drafting a Common Frame of Reference for European contract law (2006–2009). He is a founding member of the ELI and member of the Council since its foundation. He participated especially in the work on sales law, the ELI-UNIDROIT project on Civil procedure and the Rescue of Business in Insolvency Law project.