Mrs Annick Mottet Haugaard > Lydian > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial law
Dispute Resolution
Information Governance & Data Protection
Intellectual Property (IP)


Annick is a partner in the Commercial & Litigation practice and heads the Intellectual Property team.


Annick has a particular focus on:

  • launching and marketing products and services
  • privacy issues
  • anti-counterfeiting
  • distribution
  • trademark and copyright infringement
  • patent litigation

Her practice encompasses the full range of areas linked to the launching and marketing of products and services, including privacy issues related to personal data protection, distribution, franchising, advertising, product regulations, consumer protection and intellectual property (trademark, copyright, design and patent). She is widely recognised as an expert in the field of anti-counterfeiting.

Annick advises clients from a variety of sectors including the design, fashion and manufacturing industries as well as companies from the entertainment, automotive life sciences sectors. Many cases involve several countries including Italy, the UK, Denmark, Germany, Canada and the USA.

 She has experience in litigation and in negotiations, including with the authorities.


French, English & Dutch


Annick graduated in 1987 with a law degree from the University of Liège (ULg) and obtained a postgraduate diploma in Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges in 1988. She subsequently worked for two years as a trainee lawyer and an assistant in criminal procedure with Professor Franchimont at the ULg. Annick was admitted to the bar in 1987.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Annick Mottet HaugaardLydian

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.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Fielding a large team working between Brussels, Antwerp, and Hasselt, Lydian‘s broad disputes practice is regularly sought out by well-known domestic and international companies. The practice is jointly led by Hugo Keulers, a well regarded insurance and reinsurance litigator and arbitrator, and Annick Mottet Haugaard, a distribution and IP specialist for clients in the luxury fashion, automotive, and life sciences sectors. Jo Willems specialises in corporate litigation, product liability, and professional indemnity. Marijn De Ruysscher focuses on liability matters in the engineering and industrial sectors.