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Bastiaan Bruyndonckx

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Commercial & Litigation / Information and Communication Technology (ICT) / Information Governance & Data Protection (Privacy)


Based in Brussels, Bastiaan is a Partner in Lydian's Commercial & Litigation practice where he heads the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) practice and the Information Governance & Data Protection (Privacy) practice. He specializes in all aspects of Information and Communication Technology law, with a particular focus on information governance, technology procurement and outsourcing contracts, electronic communications and e-commerce. He advises companies in a broad range of industry sectors on information governance and data protection (privacy) matters. He has extensive experience in ICT-related transactions, including large software licensing, development and implementation projects. He advises both customers and suppliers on various types of outsourcing projects. He advises telecom-sector and other clients on electronic communications regulatory issues and has broad experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in the field of electronic communications. He assists clients on various e-commerce (B2B, B2C and C2C) and Internet projects as well as on long-term, technology-driven strategic agreements, including in the framework of M&A transactions. He also has solid experience in contentious matters.


Bastiaan joined Lydian as a partner in 2016. In 1994 he started as an associate with de Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae. From 2004 until 2016, Bastiaan was Counsel at Linklaters LLP. Bastiaan was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1994.


Dutch, English, French.


Bastiaan is a member of the Brussels Bar, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the International Trademark Association (IATA).


Bastiaan graduated in 1994 with a law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven (1994). 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).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Lydian stands out for its ‘broad international experience’ and ‘outstanding record in insurance files’; it also handles commercial and corporate disputes, contentious construction matters, competition litigation and, increasingly, white-collar crime cases. Department lead Hugo Keulers, who is ‘very knowledgeable and efficient’, represented ZF Wind Power in a product liability-related case against AXA Corporate Solutions. Litigator and new ICT head Bastiaan Bruyndonckx joined from Linklaters in 2017. Yves Lenders, Annick Mottet Haugaard and Sandra Lodewijckx are also key contacts.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Lydian acts for luxury brands and a range of domestic and multinational companies from a diverse spread of industries, and is also a popular referral firm among international law firms. Key names in the team are ‘professional and responsive’ senior associate Olivia Santantonio and practice head Annick Mottet Haugaard, who has considerable expertise in counterfeiting issues. Bastiaan Bruyndonckx joined in October 2016 from Linklaters.

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Belgium: Industry focus

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Reliable firmLydianprovides accurate and to the point responses’. Domestic and international companies turn to the ICT team for a range of corporate and commercial advice and transactional support. Practice head Bastiaan Bruyndonckx, the ‘professional and responsiveAnnick Mottet Haugaard and senior associate Olivia Santantonio are noted.

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