Erik Bomans joined Deminor in 1995 and became a partner in 2000. He is currently the CEO of Deminor Recovery Services (DRS), a company that was spun off from the Deminor Group in 2013. Within DRS, alongside his function as CEO, he is responsible for developing the litigation funding business line. Erik has advised investors on numerous high-profile corporate finance transactions, special situations and matters of investor protection. He has been a speaker at several conferences on investor protection, corporate governance and litigation finance and contributed to various publications on these subjects. Prior to joining Deminor, Erik practiced as a lawyer at the corporate law department of De Bandt, Van Hecke & Lagae (subsequently merged with Linklaters) in Brussels and was admitted to the Brussels bar in 1996. He has a law degree from the University of Leuven (Belgium) where he graduated in 1991. In 1993 he graduated from the Johns Hopkins University (Washington, D.C.) as a Master of Arts in international politics and economics. In 1997-1999 he pursued a two year executive program in financial analysis organized by the Belgian Association of Financial Analysts (ABAF) and subsequently obtained the diploma of certified international investment analyst (CIIA), which is accepted by UK FSA as a valid certification within the London financial environment as well as outside Europe (South America, Africa and Asia). Erik speaks English, French, Dutch, German and Italian.