Mrs Kim Lucassen > Loyens & Loeff > Rotterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory


Kim Lucassen, partner, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group


Kim Lucassen, attorney at law and partner, is a member of the Competition & Regulatory practice group. She specialises in pharmaceutical law, privacy law, regulated markets and (international) contracts. Kim advises both large multinationals and start-ups. Kim is a member of Loyens & Loeff’s Life Sciences Team and the Data Protection & Privacy Team. She is also a member of the Benelux Food and Beverages Team and the Healthcare Team.


Dutch, English


Kim is a member of the Privacy Law Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).


Law, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 2003
Administrative law, Grotius Academy, Nijmegen, 2007
Domestic and international contract law, Grotius Academie, Nijmegen, 2010

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: telecoms

Loyens & Loeff’s advises global telecoms companies on regulatory, corporate, tax and data protection matters. It also drafts and negotiates inter-connection agreements and assists clients with obtaining permits and registrations. Litigation is a further area of focus for the firm, and the team is adept at representing clients before the Dutch courts and the Dutch telecoms authority. Kim Lucassen heads the team.

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

The dedicated healthcare and life sciences team at Loyens & Loeff provides ‘great expertise, with a business-oriented approach’. With additional offices in Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, the firm is well placed to handle cross-border M&A, regulatory issues and tax matters in the healthcare and life sciences field. Its multidisciplinary approach includes expertise in competition law and governance with a focus on the healthcare industry. It often advises large manufacturers of pharmaceuticals on issues relating to import, packaging, release, and marketing medicines throughout the EU. Tom van Helmond, Kim Lucassen and Frank Leijdesdorff head the team.

Netherlands > Environment and planning

Loyens & Loeff counts multinationals, real estate investors and developers, private equity firms and government departments amongst its clientele. The team, which sits in the firm’s competition and regulatory group, handles both contentious and non-contentious matters and has recently advised on several litigious matters involving soil protection. The practice is headed by Guido Koop, who focuses on administrative, zoning and environmental law, and Kim Lucassen.

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

Loyens & Loeff‘s multi-disciplinary practice works closely with the firm’s wider offices in Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland to advise on the complete range of data issues involving compliance work, data breach matters, data transactions and enforcement mandates. The group also has expertise in the technology, consumer goods, life sciences, financial and automotive sectors; clients include Vivat, Orange and Jaguar Landrover. Kim Lucassen leads the practice, with strong support from senior associate Joanne Zaaijer, who focuses on competition and privacy law.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Loyens & Loeff‘s team is ‘very strong in the privacy and data protection space – they know the legal space very well‘. The group has been very active recently in handling data transfer matters, data breaches and GDPR compliance issues for clients from the retail, technology, healthcare and financial services sectors. Counsel Stéphanie De Smedt, who is ‘very astute and very clever‘, co-heads the practice with Filip Saelens and Rotterdam-based Kim Lucassen.