Mr Tim Van Canneyt > Fieldfisher > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy




Tim joined Fieldfisher in 2007 and is a specialist information technology contract negotiator and litigator and a data protection and e-commerce advisor.He has significant experience in the field of privacy, data protection and data security, where he helps clients with their privacy compliance issues. He has a particular interest in privacy challenges caused by digital technologies and services, such as RFID, cookies and cloud computing. Another important part of his practice consists of drafting and negotiating complex IT service and outsourcing agreements.

Over the years, he has been seconded to clients in the financial services and technology consulting sector, which allowed him to gain a better understanding of his clients’ needs.


Dutch, English, French


Tim is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and a member of eComlex, an international association of leading IT and e-commerce lawyers established to meet the needs of businesses throughout Europe.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

(Next Generation Partners)

Tim Van CanneytFieldfisher

Fieldfisher advises on EU-wide and specific national data protection legislation and regulatory compliance issues for its global client base, including GDPR compliance and internal data policies, alongside representing clients before regulatory authorities in cases relating to non-compliance accusations. Alongside enforcement actions, other areas of strength for the practice include data breach notification and response, international data transfers, and issues arising from direct marketing and adtech. The practice is led by Olivier Proust, who advises on global compliance policies for major clients, alongside Tim Van Canneyt, who has a focus on digital technologies and services. Associate Sixtine Crouzet is highly praised by clients for her work on GDPR compliance, cookies, and adtech.

Belgium > Industry focus: IT and telecoms

(Leading individuals)

Tim Van CanneytFieldfisher

Working collaboratively across the technology, outsourcing and privacy, and IP departments, Fieldfisher‘s ‘expert, business-oriented’ team is noted for its far-reaching capabilities in outsourcing, procurement, cloud computing, e-commerce and IT-sector disputes. Contractual reviews and e-privacy issues are further core competencies. Practice co-head Tim Van Canneyt is a specialist in data protection and e-commerce, with considerable experience advising clients from the TMT, pharmaceutical, and financial services sectors. Fellow practice head Stijn Debaene is an intellectual property lawyer who focuses his practice on the media and telecoms industries. Olivier Proust‘s expertise encompasses cybersecurity law, global privacy compliance and associated regulatory investigations.