Mr Bastiaan Bruyndonckx > Lydian > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial & Litigation


Bastiaan has a particular focus on:

  • information governance
  • data protection and privacy
  • technology procurement and outsourcing contracts
  • electronic communications
  • internet and e-commerce
  • intellectual property

Bastiaan advises companies in a variety of sectors on information governance, data protection, data privacy and regulatory matters. He is particularly active in the telecoms, banking and energy sectors and has broad experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in the field of IT and electronic communications.

An expert in intellectual property, he helps clients to understand and address the complicated IP issues that may arise in ICT projects and transactions, including software licensing, development and implementation projects.

He advises customers and suppliers on different types of outsourcing projects, including multi-jurisdictional IT outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO).

He regularly advises on long-term technology-driven strategic agreements, often in the framework of M&A transactions, as well as on B2B, B2C and C2C e-commerce projects.

He also assists clients in both contentious and non-contentious advisory and transactional matters.


Dutch, English &French


Bastiaan graduated in 1994 with a law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven (1994) (magna cum laude). He is a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) (1995) and holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago Law School (1996). Bastiaan has successfully completed the training to become a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Belgium, the Court of Cassation (2011). Bastiaan was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1994.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Lydian advises clients in key sectors including technology, retail, telecoms, and energy on broad data protection compliance, risk management, e-commerce and marketing considerations, and international data transfers. The practice combines IT and data privacy expertise with integrated employment law advice, handling issues relating to employee data and human resources issues. The practice is led by Bastiaan Bruyndonckx, who regularly advises on international GDPR compliance and data-related projects, with counsel Olivia Santantonio a go-to for privacy law and data breach response advice.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Information technology

Lydian advises corporates, small and large, alongside IT sector clients, on EU regulatory compliance and changes in areas such as data, digital services, and markets, alongside regulatory aspects of IT transactions and representing clients in litigation. The firm has a strong international client base, and is regularly referred matters by global law firms. Bastiaan Bruyndonckx leads the team, and has a strong record in international and cross-border IT projects and transactions.

Belgium > Intellectual property

Lydian’s IP practice is highly capable in both a litigating and transactional capacity, with significant experience in cross-border M&A, distribution network restructurings, and IP prosecution mandates throughout the Benelux region. Practice co-head Annick Mottet Haugaard has extensive capabilities in anti-counterfeiting and patent litigation. Fellow co-head Bastiaan Bruyndonckx is noted for his expertise in IT and data protection matters. Olivia Santantonio is recommended for brand protection issues and trade practices.