About Bastiaan Bruyndonckx
Bastiaan is a partner in the Commercial & Litigation practice, where he heads the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) team.
He specializes in all aspects of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) law, with a particular focus on information governance, technology procurement and outsourcing contracts, electronic communications and internet and e-commerce.
Bastiaan advises companies in a broad range of industry sectors on information governance and data protection (privacy) matters. He has extensive experience in advising on ICT-related transactions, including software licensing, development and implementation projects. He advises both customers and suppliers on various types of outsourcing projects, including offshoring and nearshoring. He advises telecom-sector and other clients on regulatory issues and has broad experience in drafting and negotiating telecom-related agreements. He also advises on internet and e-commerce legal issues. He also regularly advises on long-term technology-driven strategic agreements, including in the framework of M&A transactions.
Having extensive experience in intellectual property, Bastiaan is well-placed to understand and deal with the complicated IP issues that may arise in the context of ICT projects and transactions.
Bastiaan is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences on ICT matters. He regularly authors articles published in (international) legal reviews such as World Data Protection Report, DataGuidance, Computerrecht (Computer Law) and Privacy & Informatie (Privacy & Information).
Bastiaan graduated in 1994 with a law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven (1994). He is a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) (1995) and holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago Law School (1996). Bastiaan has successfully completed the training to become a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Belgium, the Court of Cassation (2011). Bastiaan was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1994.