Mr Kristof Zadora > Monard Law > Hasselt, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Monard Law
GOUVERNEUR ROPPESINGEL 131
3500 HASSELT
Belgium

Work Department

Commercial
Corporate

Position

Kristof Zadora is a partner of our firm’s Commercial Law department specialising on the one hand in Distribution Law and the manufacturing activities of our clients and on the other hand in IT Law, privacy and data protection. He has experience in:

  • drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements (e.g. distribution, commercial agency, franchising, commissioning, contract manufacturing, private label, service agreements);
  • drafting and negotiating various types of IT contracts, such as software license agreements, SaaS contracts, SLAs, software development agreements, escrow agreements, servicing & support agreements, framework contracts, general terms and conditions and so on;
  • the application, planning and implementation of the rules in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and acts as Data Protection Officer in the context of specific assignments. Kristof, for example, provides advice on the preparation of processing registers, carries out privacy audits, elaborates step plans for the implementation of the GDPR, drafts data processing agreements and provides type communication to data subjects in the exercise of their rights, information in the context of data breaches, in the creation of a databreach register, in the drafting of privacy policies and in terms and conditions for websites;
  • risk assessment in view of potential court cases and settlements, nationally and internationally, in particular in the framework of ERP implementations;
  • assisting clients in negotiating and settling disputes with customers and suppliers;
  • conducting complex litigation cases before Belgian courts and alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration (e.g. International Court of Arbitration in Paris) and mediation;
  • advising in regards to structuring of national and international distribution networks;
  • advising clients from a variety of industries regarding compliance with competition law;
  • E-commerce (distance selling), electronic invoicing, commercial practices, combined offers, unfair contract terms, comparative advertising, unfair competition and related injunctions.

Kristof advises clients from various industries and sectors, such as food and beverages (including supplements), medical devices, IT, technology, fashion, trading and wholesale, heavy machinery (e.g. construction, agriculture and state of the art production lines) and automotive.

Career

Kristof is a member of the Hasselt bar and joined Monard Law in September 2005. In 2016 he was appointed as partner at Monard Law.

Languages

Dutch
English
French
German

Education

Kristof holds a licentiate in law (Catholic University of Leuven, 2005), graduated in fiscal sciences (Fiscal College Brussels, 2005) and underwent training as a mediator in civil and commercial disputes (bMediation, Brussels) in 2010.

In 2016 he attended a training at the Data Protection Institute in order to straighten his qualifications in privacy and data protection.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Industry focus: IT and telecoms

Proficient in cross-border litigation and contract management, Monard Law possesses extensive knowledge on the full spectrum of technological solutions, as well as IT infrastructure. The team is headed up by Kristof Zadora, who specialises in data protection, internet of things (loT) and cloud computing. Other names to note include Stefanie Stappers, who is particularly well-versed in IT and public procurement law.

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Praised for its ‘personal approach’, the team at Monard Law advises national and multinational businesses, primarily in the life sciences, IT, and energy sectors, on M&A, commercial projects and contracts, and corporate governance issues, regularly working with long-term clients on ongoing operational issues, as well as supporting clients in contentious corporate and commercial litigation, drawing on a team of in-house litigators. The practice is headed up by Nicole Segers, who takes the lead on corporate and transactional work, alongside commercially focused Kristof Zadora. Jeroen Raskin, Benoit Samyn, and Pieter Van den Broeck are also key names for cross-border transactional and financing work.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Monard Law, led by Kristof Zadora, handles commercial data matters for public and private sector clients, advising on GDPR compliance, e-privacy issues, data projects, and the use of personal data in marketing, as well as offering corporate clients an external DPO service. The team regularly handles cross-border mandates for international clients, and also includes specialist data protection practitioners Jill Leen and Jenna Auwerx.