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Stéphanie De Smedt

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Loyens & Loeff

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Stéphanie De Smedt is Senior Associate in the Litigation & Risk Management practice group. She specialises in Intellectual Property, Privacy and Data Protection.


Stéphanie specialises in general commercial law (with a focus on e-commerce), intellectual property law (including technology transfers, trademark and copyright licensing and counterfeit litigation), and ICT law (including privacy and data protection). She advises clients in the Technologies, Automotive, and Fashion & Retail sectors. She also represents clients in court and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Stéphanie is a guest lecturer at the Universiteit Antwerpen (IP law course).


She has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2012.


Dutch, English and French


She is a member of  the International Trademark Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


Stéphanie obtained her Master’s degree at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) in 2011 and holds a LL.M. degree in European Competition and Intellectual Property law from the Université de Liège (Belgium, 2012). She also attended a summer school in international business at the Haas Business School, University of California (Berkeley, United States, 2010).


EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Within: EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Yves Van Couter leads the team at Loyens & Loeff, which has been advising clients from the retail, construction, technology, financial services and healthcare sectors on data breaches, compliance matters, cybersecurity and data transfers. Associate Stéphanie De Smedt is also noted.

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EU regulatory: information technology

Within: EU regulatory: information technology

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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Industry focus: IT and telecoms

Within: Industry focus: IT and telecoms

The IT and telecom sector-focused practice at Loyens & Loeff is frequently engaged to handle both contentious and non-contentious matters for its impressive client roster, which includes Orange and Cognizant. Practice head Yves Van Couter and senior associate Stéphanie De Smedt are representating in a domain name dispute. The team also acted for EccoPrint in litigation relating to the termination of a custom software development agreement.

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Intellectual property

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Stéphanie De Smedt - Loyens & Loeff

Within: Intellectual property

Loyens & Loeff handles licensing matters, copyright issues, trade secrets, counterfeiting disputes and trade mark cases, among other areas, for its well established client base drawn from the telecoms, retail, automotive, food, and healthcare industries. Yves Van Couter leads the team; senior associate Stéphanie De Smedt is also recommended.

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    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
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