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Vincent Wellens

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Intellectual Property, Information & Communication Technology and Competition practice


Vincent Wellens is a partner in NautaDutilh's Intellectual Property (IP), Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and competition practice. He represents major international clients on IP, trade practices, e-commerce, e-archiving and data protection issues in the consumer goods and ICT sectors. Vincent also actively supports our other practice areas, such as our banking & finance department with advice on IT outsourcing and archiving related issues for financial institutions and our tax practice with respect to IP portfolio structuring under the Luxembourg tax scheme for IP revenues.


Prior to joining NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg, Vincent gained in-house experience as competition & IP counsel at P&T Luxembourg, the largest telecom and postal operator in Luxembourg. Vincent also practiced IP/ICT and competition law at other first-tier Luxembourg and Brussels law firms with a strong focus on regulated network industries (telecom, energy, media, transport and finance).


Vincent is fluent in English, Dutch, French, German and Luxembourgish.


Vincent is member of the Luxembourg association of IT professionals, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the French-Luxembourg organisation of archiving professionals. He further is member of the board of the Benelux association for Trademark and Design Law. Vincent was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2002 and to the Luxembourg Bar in 2007.


Vincent graduated from the University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2001). He also holds a College Diploma in Legal Studies (King's College London, 2000) as well as LL.M. degrees in EU Law (Europa Institut Saarbrücken, 2002) and in Intellectual Property Law (Katholieke Universiteit Brussel, 2005). He is also a doctoral researcher at the University of Louvain (Université catholique de Louvain) in the field of consumer and competition law.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Led out of Luxembourg by Antoine Laniez, and also regularly working alongside other offices in Holland and Belgium, NautaDutilh excels in handling cross-border corporate and commercial disputes with a Benelux nexus. Working alongside several practitioners from the firm's Amsterdam office, Laniez is representing Moldovan investors in their attempts to enforce the $506.7m arbitral award against the Republic of Kazakhstan. Vincent Wellens handles IP and IT disputes.

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IP and IT

Within: IP and IT

Benefiting from the expertise of five dedicated fee-earners, as well as being able to tap into the complementary knowledge of lawyers in other practice areas, including banking for fintech and regulatory issues, NautaDutilh has the strength in depth to handle a significant volume and diversity of matters for a growing roster of clients including Airbnb, Alibaba, Microsoft and BMW. Team head Vincent Wellens' broad-ranging practice includes IP infringement matters, in addition to IT outsourcing and data protection work.

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