Mr Edwin Jacobs > time.lex > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Information Technology, Privacy & Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment.


Partner. FinTech, E-payment, e-money, e-banking and e-invoicing; IT services, outsourcing, software, internet; privacy & data protection; copyright, trademarks, designs, patents, domain names; media & entertainment; distribution & franchising; unfair competition; litigation, arbitration and mediation.


Partner at TMT & IP boutique law firm time.lex since 2008. Assistant Professor of Mediation and Negotiation at the University of Antwerp. Lecturer (practical course) at the Center for IT and IP (CITIP) of the University of Leuven (Belgium). Formerly head of TMT (2007-2008) and associate (1995-2001) at Monard-D’Hulst, and General Counsel at Isabel, a provider of e-services for the financial sector (2001-2007).


Dutch, English, French, German.


Brussels Bar. Accredited mediator at the Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration (CEPANI) and WIPO. Member of iTechlaw and IBA. Sympathising member of the Belgian Institute of Company Lawyers.


Europaïsche Studien (Europa-Institut Saarbrücken, 1995). Law degree (University of Leuven and Namur, 1994). Postgrad in company management (Brussels university, 2003).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Specialising in data protection and IT regulatory work, time.lex advises a range of domestic and international businesses on data protection compliance issues, as well as handling representation in high-level litigation before European courts. Additionally, the firm regularly advises European and global governments and public sector bodies on drafting data and cybersecurity legislation, and representing them against multinational companies in disputes. Key names in the team include Jos Dumortier, who drafted the Belgian Data Protection Act, Frederic Debusseré, Hans Graux, Ruben RoexGeert Somers , and Edwin Jacobs.

Belgium > Fintech

time.lex has a strong focus on the payments and fintech industries, advising clients on PDD2 licensing, GDPR compliance, cybersecurity, and mobile platforms, as well as EU regulatory considerations, making it a strong choice for US and Israeli clients looking to operate within Europe. The team, led by innovation tech and regulatory specialist Edwin Jacobs, has also recently expanded its work in the fields of blockchain and tokenisation.