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  1. EU regulatory: information technology
  2. Leading individuals

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Allen & Overy LLP's team has 'good knowledge of the industry', and has been kept busy handling cybersecurity, outsourcing, fintech and IT service agreements. A key client is Novartis. Filip Van Elsen, who leads the practice, is highly regarded for his expertise in the field. Other key names include Peter Van Dyck and senior counsel Geert Glas.

Bird & Bird handles a range of public procurement, outsourcings, IT contracts and cybersecurity matters. Benoit Van Asbroeck and Marc Martens are key contacts.

DLA Piper reports an uptick in instructions from the automotive and energy sectors; highlights included advising EDF Luminus on an outsourcing project. Other work includes assisting Prada with implementing its e-commerce platform. Kristof De Vulder and Patrick Van Eecke jointly head the practice.

The 'pragmatic and solution-minded' team at time.lex 'know the fintech scene very well', and have been handling cloud projects, e-commerce matters and digital signatures over the past year. Hans Graux is advising the European Commission on compliance with the EU electronic communications law in the Western Balkans and Turkey. Frederic Debusseré, Jos Dumortier, Edwin Jacobs and Geert Somers are also noted.

Covington & Burling LLP is also ranked.

Among Jones Day's key matters, Alexandre Verheyden is advising Broadband Belgium and Broadband Portugal on regulatory issues, including the extension of the companies' spectrum licences. Other clients include BT, bpost and Huawei.

Yves Van Couter heads Loyens & Loeff's practice, which has been kept busy with instructions concerning electronic signatures, software development and e-commerce matters. Senior associate Stéphanie De Smedt is 'very knowledgeable and responsive'.

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