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Daniel Fesler

Tel:
Work +32 2 639 36 11
Email:
Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

ITC/IP Law; Data Protection; Dispute Resolution; Public and Administrative Law; E-Commerce; Telecommunications; Public Procurements.

Position

Daniel advises on all aspects of IT/C, data protection and e-commerce law.

He helps clients setting up e-commerce solutions considering the various legal aspects of business online; he extensively advises businesses on data protection issues and assists them with the set-up and implement privacy compliance programs.

Daniel also has extensive dispute resolution experience, including arbitration. He mainly handles cases involving commercial disputes, with a specific expertise on technology matters.

Career

Daniel Fesler is a partner in the IT/C (Privacy and Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, e-commerce, etc.), Dispute Resolution and Trade & Commerce Practice Groups in the Brussels office. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1993. He is head of the Belgian IT/C Practice and co-heads the Dispute Resolution Practice of Baker McKenzie in Belgium. He is also the Managing Partner of the Belgian offices since 2016.

Languages

French, English, Dutch.

Member

Daniel is a member of the Brussels bar. He is also a member of the IT/C/IP, International Trade & Commerce and Dispute Resolution Practices of Baker McKenzie in Belgium. He has been vice-chairman of the Federal Telecommunication Ethics Committee and member of the Press Ethics Committee for the Belgian French-speaking Community. He was a professor of civil and commercial law applied to information technologies at the Free University of Brussels from 1994 to 2009, member of the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (High Audiovisual Council) of the Belgian French-speaking Community for 10 years. He was also director of Astrid SA (public company in charge of mobile telecommunication services for police and emergency services) from 2002 till 2006.

Education

Law degree from Free University of Brussels (1990) (magna cum laude).


Belgium

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

IP and IT litigation dominates Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL's caseload, and the practice is also widely recognised for its strength in construction, environmental and financial services disputes. The client roster includes Orange and Van Ratingen. Koen De Winter and Daniel Fesler share leadership of the group.

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EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Within: EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

GDPR compliance instructions have been prominent in Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL's workload, but the team is very well known for its expertise in cross-border data transfers, international investigations, and data security obligations. The client roster includes prominent global clients from the telecoms, postal, technology, financial services, retail and healthcare sectors, among others. Belgium managing partner Daniel Fesler and Elisabeth Dehareng are key names.

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Industry focus: IT and telecoms

Within: Industry focus: IT and telecoms

The TMT practice at Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL has expertise in IP, IT, e-commerce and data protection matters. Key names to note include practice head Daniel Fesler and Elisabeth Dehareng.

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