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

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.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

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‘.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Information technology

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 knowledgeableGeert Somers, cloud computing expert Hans Graux, Jos DumortierEdwin Jacobs (who has expertise in fintech) and Frederic Debusseré, who handles IT contracts.