Marleen Denef is a founding partner of Impact Lawyers, a law firm in Belgium specializing in a full service to social enterprises, international associations and impact projects. She is also a professor at the KU Leuven (campus Brussels), a director of the European Network ESELA, and the author of specialised publications on social enterprises. Marleen holds a Doctor of law (KU Leuven), a Master of International and European Law (U.C.L.), a Master of law (KU Leuven) and a Bachelor of law (F.U.N.D.P. Namur).