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DLA Piper
1000 Brussels

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Belgium > Industry focus: IT and telecoms

DLA Piper fields one of the largest practices in the market. The group handles the full gamut of IT, media, telecoms and data protection mandates for a diverse roster of high-profile clients. The team’s reputation in public sector mandates is underpinned by its close ties with the firm’s public procurement team, working seamlessly on procurement and outsourcing projects for various government departments. The ‘proactive and client-oriented‘ practice head Kristof De Vulder has a wealth of experience in international procurement, as well as an array of contract, cloud computing and transactional matters. Raf Schoefs is noted for his capabilities in IT outsourcing and e-commerce issues. New data protection head Heidi Waem joins the firm from Crowell & Moring.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

(Rising stars)

Heidi WaemDLA Piper

DLA Piper advises domestic and international clients on the data aspects of major strategic projects, including digital transformation, as well as representing in investigations and litigation before the Belgian DPA and regular courts. Particular areas of strength for the firm’s advisory offering include long-term DPO services and advice on cross-border data transfers. The team is headed up by IT sector lead Kristof De Vulder alongside counsel Heidi Waem, a specialist in data protection and privacy issues with a strong focus on broad compliance issues, data transfers, and data breach response.

Belgium > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Drawing on the firm’s substantial global network, the ‘very knowledgeable and responsive‘ cross-practice team at DLA Piper advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters for a strong mix of renowned corporate multinationals and media clients. Alexis Fierens is noted for his IP and commercial capabilities, most notably in the fields of copyright, know-how protection, and unfair practices. Heidi Waem heads up the Belgian data protection team, acting for major entertainment companies on privacy and cybersecurity issues, including proceedings before the data protection authority.