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TERVURENLAAN 270, 1150 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt

Ben Hermans

Tel:
Work +32 (0) 2 234 67 10
Email:
Monard Law

Work Department

Intellectual Property
Dispute Resolution
Information Technology

Position

Associated Partner Monard-D'Hulst. Ben Hermans (°1970, Antwerp, Belgium) is recommended by the Legal500 and practices law in the fields of dispute resolution (including a strong international arbitration practise), intellectual property and information technology (ICT) law, commercial law and competition law and has extensive experience in the venture capital & private equity sector. He represents and advises both Belgian and multinational corporations and investment funds. He is member of CEPANI (www.cepani.be), Belgium's largest arbitration institution.

Career

Before joining the Monard-D’Hulst law firm in 2003, Ben Hermans worked as a parliamentary aid to former European Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht and acted as an independent adviser to various Belgian and foreign technology companies and investment funds including NY based Furman Selz and Belgium's largest listed venture capital fund GIMV (1997-2003). He was involved in the IPO of three technology companies to the Belgian stock-market and/or NASDAQ. He speaks frequently as a guest-lecturer on intellectual property and information technology. He is a director of several IT start-ups.

Languages

Dutch (native) English (native) French (Excellent) German (Good)

Member

Member of CEPANI (www.cepani.be) March, 2015 Brussels' Bar Association

Education

Member of CEPANI (www.cepani.be) March, 2015 Katholieke Universiteit Brussel Master Intellectual Property (2004-2006) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Master of Laws (LL.M - Centre for Advanced Legal Studies/CALS), specialisation European Union Law (1997-1999) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Master International and European Law (1995-1996) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Master International Relations (1994-1995) University of Antwerp (Master of Law) (1989-2004)

Leisure

Science & Technology Alternative operating systems


Belgium

Industry focus: IT and telecoms

Within: Industry focus: IT and telecoms

The information and communication technology practice at Monard Law handles a range of commercial and contentious matters. Associate partner Ben Hermans advised hospital AZ Jan Palfijn on the negotiating and drafting of a license agreement for the roll-out of a new electronic patient record system. Kristof Zadora is leading a team assisting ACA IT-Solutions with a range of IT, data protection and intellectual property issues.

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