Firm Profile > time.lex > Brussels, Belgium

time.lex
JOSEPH STEVENSSTRAAT
7 RUE JOSEPH STEVENS
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

EU regulatory: Information technology Tier 1

At time.lex, the 'very available' team garners praise for its 'expert knowledge and experience in the field of IT'. The client base includes prominent government entities and multinational corporations. The notable individuals in the group are Ruben Roex, the 'very knowledgeable' Geert Somers, cloud computing expert Hans Graux, Jos DumortierEdwin Jacobs (who has expertise in fintech) and Frederic Debusseré, who handles IT contracts.

Practice head(s):

Jos Dumortier; Hans Graux; Geert Somers; Edwin Jacobs; Frederic Debusseré; Ruben Roex

Testimonials

The team is very professional, knowledgeable and delivers results quickly. The team works very well with the client and searches for the optimal solution together that can be achieved in the quickest and most efficient manner‘.

Key clients

Samsung

European Commission

European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)

Belgian Government

Flemish Government

EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection Tier 1

The 'very pragmatic' team at time.lex is 'very strong in privacy law' and demonstrates an 'excellent combination of academic knowledge and practical approach'. The client roster includes government bodies and energy, construction and healthcare sector entities, among others. Key contacts include Jos Dumortier, who has established expertise in IT and data protection law, and Frederic Debusseré, who provides 'clear and practical advice'. Also recommended are Geert Somers ('an excellent lawyer'), fintech expert Edwin JacobsHans Graux and Ruben Roex, who 'combines a very pragmatic approach with deep knowledge of both the law and the latest technological developments'.

Practice head(s):

Jos Dumortier; Hans Graux; Geert Somers; Edwin Jacobs; Frederic Debusseré; Ruben Roex

Testimonials

Very approachable; they understand the mindset of the regulator‘.

Key clients

The Belgian Data Protection Authority

The Belgian Government

European Commission

Komatsu

Bosal

Samsonite

Luminus

Beaulieu International Group

Doosan

Fintech Tier 2

In the words of a client, time.lex's 'combination of financial regulatory, data protection and IT specialists creates a strong fintech profile' for advising on PSD2 licensing and contracts-based work. Practice head Edwin Jacobs is 'extremely proactive and practical in his advice', and also 'knows his way around the market' in terms of GDPR compliance for payments platforms, mobile financial services (apps) and cybersecurity. He recently assisted European credit insurance group Credendo with its launch of a new service for online marketplaces.

Practice head(s):

Edwin Jacobs

Testimonials

Timelex has a unique position in the Belgium market. The combination of financial regulatory, data protection and IT specialists creates a strong fintech profile.

Edwin Jacobs is a true fintech lawyer. He knows his way around the market, advising different types of clients. His advice is hands-on and really tailored to the client’s needs.

A unique combination of legal and fintech knowledge makes them a trustworthy party to work with.

The team is impressive when it comes to efficiency and a result-oriented approach. They also ensure extremely high value for money.

Edwin Jacobs is a good lawyer, bringing personalised insights in a professional relationship. He is extremely proactive and practical in his advice.

Known for its market knowledge, good understanding of the regulations relevant to the industry and the ability to identify the relevant pertinent points for discussion. Edwin Jacobs has particularly good knowledge of this sector.

Key clients

Twikey

Candriam

Preta

TOCO

Ngrave

Credendo

Industry focus: IT and telecoms Tier 2

time.lex's position as a niche IT, IP and media law firm results in 'very good knowledge' of the sector, and particular strength in regulatory and compliance instructions – both contentious and non-contentious – including from the national government and the Belgian Data Protection Authority. Founding partner Jos Dumortier leads the team along with international legislative adviser Hans Graux, contracts negotiators Geert Somers and Edwin Jacobs, and GDPR experts Frederic Debusseré and Ruben Roex.

Practice head(s):

Jos Dumortier; Hans Graux; Geert Somers; Edwin Jacobs; Frederic Debusseré; Ruben Roex

Testimonials

Very good knowledge.’

Their advice was practical, with references to market practice, and their response time was quick.’

‘Edwin Jacobs is experienced and a pleasant person to work with. I recommend him for outsourcing work in Belgium.’

Key clients

Samsung

European Commission

Belgian Data Protection Authority

European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)

Belgian Government

Flemish Government

International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE)

Government of the Brussels Region

de Bijenkorf

Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 3

time.lex is known for its strong IT and IP practices, which handle regulatory, transactional and contentious matters including GDPR-related compliance and copyright infringement disputes, as well as the negotiation of film, television and publishing contracts. The practice is jointly led by software and e-business expert Frederic Debusseré, along with Geert Somers, who handles data protection and privacy matters, and commercial agreements specialist Edwin Jacobs. Recent clients include the Belgian Data Protection Authority and AlfaVision.

Practice head(s):

Frederic Debusseré; Geert Somers; Edwin Jacobs

Key clients

Anagram International

Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation

Intellectual property Tier 3

time.lex's team has a wealth of experience acting for clients in IP litigation and on transactional matters. Frederic DebusseréGeert Somers and Edwin Jacobs are the co-heads of the practice. Debusseré was appointed by CEPANI to act as the sole arbitrator in a domain name dispute about the domain name cuyt.be. Elsewhere, the team advises on IP policy and legislation issues.

Practice head(s):

Frederic Debusseré; Geert Somers; Edwin Jacobs

Testimonials

‘Timelex has a broad intellectual property practice with a responsive team of lawyers that provide thorough, practical and cost-efficient assistance to clients.’

‘Their legal experts are thorough and well-educated. Their research is on topic and requires in-depth knowledge of their field of expertise. Besides legal knowledge, they respect opinions and wishes.’

‘Very good knowledge.’

‘The strength of Timelex is certainly its focus on IT, IP, and data protection.’

Key clients

Shasta

Anagram International

Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation

Koronapay

Department Name Email Telephone
Privacy and data protection Jos Dumortier
Privacy and data protection Hans Graux
IT and software Edwin Jacobs
IT and software Geert Somers
Dispute resolution (litigation, mediation, arbitration) Edwin Jacobs
Dispute resolution (litigation, mediation, arbitration) Frederic Debusseré
Internet and e-business Geert Somers
Internet and e-business Edwin Jacobs
Gambling Frederic Debusseré
Gambling Geert Somers
e-government Hans Graux
e-government Jos Dumortier
e-health Jos Dumortier
e-health Hans Graux
e-invoicing, e-payment, e-banking Edwin Jacobs
e-invoicing, e-payment, e-banking Hans Graux
Computer and cyber crime Edwin Jacobs
Computer and cyber crime Jos Dumortier
Intellectual property rights Geert Somers
Intellectual property rights Frederic Debusseré
Media and entertainment Geert Somers
Media and entertainment Edwin Jacobs
Fintech Edwin Jacobs
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Frederic Debusseré photo Mr Frederic Debusseré Partner. Contracts and litigation regarding IT services, software, internet; privacy & data…
Prof Dr Jos Dumortier  photo Prof Dr Jos Dumortier Partner. Internationally renowned expert in privacy & data protection; IT, software and…
Mr Hans Graux  photo Mr Hans Graux Partner. Privacy & data protection; IT, internet, e-signatures, e-security, e-authentication, identity management…
Mr Edwin Jacobs  photo Mr Edwin Jacobs Partner. FinTech, E-payment, e-money, e-banking and e-invoicing; IT services, outsourcing, software, internet;…
Mr Ruben Roex  photo Mr Ruben Roex Associate. Privacy & data protection; Cyber security; E-commerce and consumer protection; E-payment,…
Mr Geert Somers  photo Mr Geert Somers Partner. Contracts and litigation regarding IT services, software, internet; privacy & data…
Mr Stefan Van Camp  photo Mr Stefan Van Camp Counsel. IT services, software, internet; product safety, liability and recalls; copyright, trademarks,…
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