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Daniel Fesler

Tel:
Work +32 2 639 36 11
Email:
Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

ITC/IP Law; Data Protection; Dispute Resolution; Public and Administrative Law; E-Commerce; Telecommunications; Public Procurements.

Position

Daniel advises on all aspects of IT/C, data protection and e-commerce law.

He helps clients setting up e-commerce solutions considering the various legal aspects of business online; he extensively advises businesses on data protection issues and assists them with the set-up and implement privacy compliance programs.

Daniel also has extensive dispute resolution experience, including arbitration. He mainly handles cases involving commercial disputes, with a specific expertise on technology matters.

Career

Daniel Fesler is a partner in the IT/C (Privacy and Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, e-commerce, etc.), Dispute Resolution and Trade & Commerce Practice Groups in the Brussels office. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1993. He is head of the Belgian IT/C Practice and co-heads the Dispute Resolution Practice of Baker McKenzie in Belgium. He is also the Managing Partner of the Belgian offices since 2016.

Languages

French, English, Dutch.

Member

Daniel is a member of the Brussels bar. He is also a member of the IT/C/IP, International Trade & Commerce and Dispute Resolution Practices of Baker McKenzie in Belgium. He has been vice-chairman of the Federal Telecommunication Ethics Committee and member of the Press Ethics Committee for the Belgian French-speaking Community. He was a professor of civil and commercial law applied to information technologies at the Free University of Brussels from 1994 to 2009, member of the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (High Audiovisual Council) of the Belgian French-speaking Community for 10 years. He was also director of Astrid SA (public company in charge of mobile telecommunication services for police and emergency services) from 2002 till 2006.

Education

Law degree from Free University of Brussels (1990) (magna cum laude).


Belgium

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL has been kept busy handling IP and IT litigation but also excels in financial services, construction and environmental-related matters. Koen De Winter and Daniel Fesler co-lead a practice that counts Air Liquide, British American Tobacco and Colt Technology Services as clients.

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Belgium: EU regulatory

Privacy and data protection

Within: Privacy and data protection

Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL’s group has ‘great expertise in privacy matters’, with notable strength in cross-border data transfers. Data security obligations, international investigations and GDPR compliance are other areas of note. Belgium managing partner Daniel Fesler heads a team that includes ‘excellent negotiatorElisabeth Dehareng. Clients include major multinationals operating in the technology, telecoms, logistics and financial services fields.

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Belgium: Industry focus

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL’s TMT practice is headed by Daniel Fesler and specialises in EU regulatory work. E-commerce and fintech are particular areas of expertise. Elisabeth Dehareng is a key contact in the field of data protection and privacy.

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