Mrs Olivia Santantonio > Lydian > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

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


Olivia Santantonio is a counsel in Lydian’s IP practice and our Data Protection practice.


Olivia has a particular focus on:

  • IP litigation and brand defence
  • IP transactions
  • GDPR compliance
  • Product regulation

Olivia is widely experienced in all fields of Intellectual Property and Data Protection law. Her clients are primarily international, from the luxury, automotive, life sciences, technology and insurance sectors.

She frequently advises on data protection issues such as the qualification of the parties as (joint) controller or processor, the rights of the data subjects or the lawful processing of sensitive data. She regularly assists in the audit of undertakings, assessing their level of compliance and helping them in case of data breach or investigation by the Data Protection Authority.

Olivia assists also her clients in the procurement and litigation aspects of trademarks protection. She also drafts and reviews transfer and licence agreements concerning intellectual property rights.

She advices also her clients on product regulation issues like labelling issues, components issues and possible product recall.


French, English, Dutch & Italian


Olivia completed her Law degree at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) in 2006 and received her LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) in 2007. In the same year, she joined Lydian as an Associate and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2014. She was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2012.

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 > Intellectual property

(Rising stars)

Olivia SantantonioLydian

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.