, 3 August 1930) is a Belgian
lawyer, member of the Ghent Bar, and Christian Democratic politician. He was born in Ghent as son of Professor Jules Storme
and Maria Bosteels.
He went to school in the Sint-Barbaracollege
in Ghent (Rhetorica 1947). He studied law at the University of Ghent
and further in Paris
, and wrote his habilitating thesis on the burden of proof (De bewijslast in het Belgisch privaatrecht
, 1961). He is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Antwerp
and the University of Ghent
, where he held the Chair in Civil Procedure .
He was a member of the Belgian Senate
for the CVP
(cooptated) from 1977 to 1981. He is a former president and member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Belgium
, former president of the Vlaamse Juristenvereniging (Flemish Association of Lawyers) (1983–1996), president of the International Association of procedural law and of the Interuniversity Centre for procedural law, Chairman of the Commission for the Approximation of Procedural Law in Europe, dr. jur. h. c. Lublin University
and honorary professor Beijing University.
He is married (11 July 1956) to Godelieve de Schryver, daughter of Minister of State August de Schryver
en had 2 sons, (Matthias Storme
and Pieter Storme (who died young)).