Mr Hans Graux > time.lex > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Information Technology, Privacy & Data Protection.


Partner. Privacy & data protection; IT, internet, e-signatures, e-security, e-authentication, identity management and trusted services; e-government; open source software; cloud services; digital copyright.


Co-founder of TMT & IP boutique law firm time.lex in 2007. Affiliated researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI) of the University of Leuven (Belgium). Formerly an associate at Lawfort (TMT & IP) (2005-2007) and a full-time researcher at the said Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (2003-2005).


Dutch, English, French.


Brussels Bar. Member of the Flemish Government’s Supervisory Commission on data protection compliance within public administrations.


Complementary degree in informatics (University of Leuven, 2003). Law degree (University of Leuven, 2002).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Industry focus: IT and telecoms

Boutique IT and media firm time.lex is highlighted for its strength in data IT and data protection regulatory and compliance matters and also handles litigation. The group frequently advises European, national and foreign governments and governmental bodies, and is representing the Belgian Data Protection Authority in high-profile litigation against Facebook. The team has substantial sector expertise and is jointly led by Jos Dumortier, Hans Graux, Geert Somers, Edwin Jacobs, Frederic Debusseré and Ruben Roex.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

time.lex‘s practice stands out for its ‘great expertise in matters concerning international data transfers and in working with government institutions‘ and is ‘one of the top legal experts in the area of EU data protection law‘, according to a client. Key names in the team include Geert Somers (a ‘good communicator‘); IT and data protection expert Jos Dumortier; the ‘reliable advisorFrederic Debusseré; the ‘responsiveHans Graux; Edwin Jacobs, who is very experienced in fintech matters; and Ruben Roex, who has a ‘very hands-on, pragmatic and no-nonsense approach‘.

Belgium > EU regulatory: information technology

time.lex‘s ‘responsive‘ team has ‘great knowledge of the EU regulatory framework regarding information technology‘ and provides ‘always hands on, understandable and usable‘ advice. Cybersecurity matters have been prominent in the group’s workload over the past year. Hans Graux and Geert Somers are ‘impressively tech-savvy‘ and ‘solution focused‘; Frederic Debusseré, Jos Dumortier, Ruben Roex and Edwin Jacobs are also key practitioners.