Biographical note: René Smits

René SmitsRené Smits is Professor of the law of economic and monetary union at the University of Amsterdam, an alternate member of the Administrative Board of Review, an independent panel charged with reviewing supervisory decisions of the European Central Bank (ECB), and an assessor at the Belgian Competition Authority, as well as a consultant in the area of economic and monetary union and EU financial sector regulation. He is also a visiting professorial fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. Previously, René Smits has held several positions at De Nederlandsche Bank N.V. (DNB), the central bank of the Netherlands. From 1989 until 2001, he was DNB's general counsel. From 2001 til 2014 he held various positions in the legal field at the Netherlands Competition Authority, now: the Authority for Consumers and Markets. For more information, see: www.renesmits.eu. E-mail: rs@renesmits.eu.