Mr Thibaut D'hulst > Van Bael & Bellis > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Van Bael & Bellis
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Work Department

Data Protection, Regulatory, Competition


Counsel Thibaut D’hulst focuses on data protection, intellectual property law, pharmaceutical law and competition law.


Thibaut is a certified Data Protection Officer and assists clients in the pharmaceutical sector in complying with EU and Belgian data protection rules by conducting data protection audits, drafting company policies, information clauses and processor agreements on data protection, filing notifications, assisting clients in procedures before data protection authorities and advising on the international transfer of personal data.


He regularly assists clients in new technology projects regarding compliance with data protection, intellectual property and/or pharmaceutical laws. 


Thibaut regularly speaks and writes on data protection and intellectual property law.


Thibaut joined Van Bael & Bellis in 2006.


Thibaut D’hulst speaks Dutch, English, French and German.


Member of the Brussels Bar


Queen Mary, University of London – LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, 2006; University of Leuven, Belgium – Postgraduate degree in Business Economics, 2005; University of Leuven, Belgium – Licence in Law, 2004; University of Namur, Belgium – Candidate in Law, 2001

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Van Bael & Bellis advises clients on compliance policies and broad data protection issues, including GDPR and personal data processing, as well as handling more complex issues relating to international data transfers and procedures before regulatory authorities. In terms of clients, the practice is strong in the pharma and life sciences sectors, and has also expanded into the public sector and manufacturing industry. Counsel Thibaut D’hulst leads the team.

Belgium > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

The market-leading life sciences practice at Van Bael & Bellis fields a strong and sizeable team able to advise on a host of contentious and non-contentious mandates across the sector. The team is highly regarded by public and private sector clients, ranging from multinational pharmaceutical giants to pan-European associations and sovereign states. Praised by clients as an ‘exceptional legal advisor‘, Catherine Longeval routinely represents various heavyweight clients in high-profile litigation and CEPANI-governed arbitral tribunals. Peter L’Ecluse‘s life sciences expertise is concentrated in patent licensing, registration, and pricing reimbursement, representing entities in various administrative proceedings. Also noted for his EU competition expertise, Michael Clancy‘s recent disputes-based instructions include appearances before the Court of Justice appealing patent settlement verdicts. Koen T’Syen and Thibaut D’hulst are other names to note.

Belgium > Intellectual property

Van Bael & Bellis‘ IP department handles litigation, trademark applications, licensing agreements, and patent issues, most notably for clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences arena. Peter L’Ecluse is an experienced patent litigator whose IP practice intersects with life sciences and antitrust, issues. Thibaut D’hulst focuses on new technologies, data protection, and enforcement matters.