Mr Gerrit Vandendriessche > ALTIUS > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

ALTIUS
HAVENLAAN, 86C B414
AVENUE DU PORT
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Work Department

ICT / TMT.

Position

Partner

Career

Gerrit Vandendriessche was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1997. He became a Partner at ALTIUS in 2008. 

Gerrit Vandendriessche practices ICT and general commercial law.

He regularly advises on computer law, privacy and data protection, electronic communications, e-commerce, outsourcing, digital signatures and certification, software, cloud services, distant sales rules, commercial practices including (on-line) advertising, and general commercial law. He also conducts ICT-related litigation.

He is a regular speaker at conferences and has an extensive publication record in the fields of ICT and commercial law.

Gerrit is also President of the Legal Hub of the Belgian Association of Marketing (BAM).

Gerrit is furthermore a member of ITechLaw andIAPP.

He is also freelance Researcher and guest lecturer at the KULeuven and at the Centre for Law, Science, Technology & Society Studies (LSTS) of the Free University of Brussels (VUB).

Languages

He is fluent in Dutch, French, English and Spanish.

Memberships

Gerrit Vandendriessche is the President of Legal Task Force of the Belgian Direct Marketing Association (BDMA). He is Co-founder and secretary of BETECH, an ICT network in Belgium. He is member of the Belgian Computer Security Computer Club (BELCLIV) and of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB).

Education

  • Special Master’s degree in information Technology and Communication law (Université de Namur)
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme (Universidad de Granada)
  • Juris (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
  • Certificate Data Protection Officer (Data Protection Institute).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Industry focus: IT and telecoms

(Leading individuals)

Gerrit VandendriesscheALTIUS

ALTIUS handles the full gamut of transactional, advisory, and disputes-based work for a multitude of key international and Belgian market players. In recent months, the team has represented some of the world’s largest tech companies in proceedings before the Belgian Courts and the Belgian data protection authority. The practice is jointly led by two partners: Gerrit Vandendriessche, an experienced computer law and commercial law specialist; and Jérôme Vermeylen, who works with various IT clients on a range of corporate transactions. Louis-Dorsan Jolly and Jan Clinck are noted for their capabilities in data protection litigation.