Benjamin Docquir > Osborne Clarke > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile
Osborne Clarke Offices
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IT & IP and Data Protection
Benjamin specialises in privacy, data security and information technology law. He assists clients with the digital transformation of business processes and the mitigation of risks associated with information security and information management.
Prior to joining Osborne Clarke in 2017, Benjamin worked in a Belgian boutique firm focusing on IP/IT litigation.
French, English, Dutch
IAPP, ItechLaw, the Belgian chapter of ALAI and the Benelux chapter of Licensing Executives Society
Osborne Clarke advises clients on GDPR and regulatory compliance, data protection policies and audits, and on issues relating to data transfers. The firm has a particular strength in the IT sector, advising on data considerations for strategic projects and digital transformation, including innovative AI and Big Data issues, as well as working with public sector and financial services clients. The practice is led by Benjamin Docquir, who offers broad expertise across data and privacy issues, including specialist advisory work on data pooling and cybersecurity.
The team at Osborne Clarke leverages the firm’s strong reputation in tech sector litigation to advise Belgian and international entities on a full spectrum of instructions, ranging from contentious to transactional. Contractual reviews and advisory mandates with a distinct IP aspect are further key workflows for the practice. Noted for his capabilities in both IT and IP, Benjamin Docquir frequently works with various tech, financial services, and life sciences clients on digital transformation projects, outsourcing issues, and cloud computing agreements. Laurens Dauwe is another key contact.
Leveraging its firm-wide reputation in the tech, life sciences, and digital business sectors, Osborne Clarke acts for a diverse cross-section of clients on cross-licensing negotiations, trademarks, domain names, advertising campaigns, and unfair trade practices. Licensing disputes and copyright infringements are also key workflows. Heading up the Belgian IP and IT teams, Benjamin Docquir is noted for his niche expertise in data, cybersecurity, and software issues. Laurens Dauwe is also noted.
- EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection - Belgium
- Industry focus: IT and telecoms - Belgium
- Intellectual property - Belgium