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DLA Piper

106 AVENUE LOUISE, 1050 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Work +32 2 500 15 00
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Kristof De Vulder

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Work +32 (0) 2 500 15 20
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Kristof De Vulder has over 18 years of experience in the areas of technology projects, IT-contracts, outsourcing, cloud computing, complex technology transactions and large scale IT-disputes for national and global clients. Kristof advises clients in relation to critical and strategic aspects of technology projects all over the world. Given his deep experience with complex global and local technology sourcing transactions (acting both for large IT-suppliers and customers) and his involvement in the largest IT-transactions and IT-disputes in Belgium, Kristof is one of the leading TMT lawyers in Belgium.


Belgium

EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Within: Leading individuals

Kristof de Vulder - DLA Piper

Within: EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

The 'proactive' group at DLA Piper, which is led by Patrick Van Eecke ('an expert in the field'), has been very active in handling cross-border data protection projects for prominent clients; for example, Van Eecke is leading the advice to a cloud-based web development platform on data security matters relating to website creation and hosting. Advertising, GDPR and consumer protection are other key areas of activity. Kristof De Vulder and Peter Craddock are other names to note in the team. Clients include Porsche, Uber, and Mondelēz International.

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EU regulatory: information technology

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Kristof De Vulder - DLA Piper

Within: EU regulatory: information technology

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.

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Industry focus: IT and telecoms

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Kristof De Vulder - DLA Piper

Within: Industry focus: IT and telecoms

The intellectual property and technology team at DLA Piper has significant experience handling commercial, corporate and regulatory issues, with clients including Vodafone, Cognizant and Tesla. The group is also instructed by SNCB and bpost on the clients' digital transformation projects, including handling the negotiation of significant outsourcing agreements. Practice head Kristof De Vulder is assisting EDF Luminus with its new data centre agreement with a new service provider. In another work highlight, a team, led by Patrick Van Eecke, is advising Adobe on regulatory issues relating to electronic signatures. Ivanka Zdravkova moved to an in-house role.

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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