David Hiez, 47, was lecturer in private law at the University of Lille 2 until 2006 and member of the Centre René Demogue (study of legal doctrines and contract law). After classical training in civil law and legal theory, he started Phd under the direction of Professor Philippe Jestaz (Université Paris 12), defended on the concept of heritage in civil law (publication LGDJ) in 2000.He is currently Professor of Civil Law at the University of Luxembourg, where he served as director of academic bachelor in Law and Director of the Research Unit.
His research is focused in three areas:
Mainly the social economy law, with particular attention to cooperative law, both in Luxembourg and French law, European and comparative law.
He is also interested in the theory of contract, particularly in European contract law.
he also works on African law, searching for the conditions to develop law, mainly based on local needs.
Member of the editorial board of the international journal of social economy (RECMA) since 2010 http://recma.org/;
Founding member of the study group of european cooperative law (SGECOL);
Member of the international social contract law group (Eusoco) http://www.eusoco.eu/