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Louis Vanderdonckt

Associate

lvanderdonckt@crowell.com
Phone: +32.2.214.2867
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels, B - 1000
Belgium

Louis Vanderdonckt is an associate in the Brussels office of Crowell & Moring, where he is a member of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. His practice focuses on privacy and data protection in the fields of telecommunications and payment services, as well as on the legal and operational aspects of upcoming technologies such as Distributed Ledger Technology (e.g. Blockchain) and the Internet of Things.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Louis worked as an intern in a specialized data protection and IP law firm and as a junior legal counsel in the payment services industry.

Louis has experience in advising large IT corporations in the field of telecom and payment services on GDPR compliance issues.

Louis earned his master's degree in law at the University of Ghent in 2016. He also obtained a specialized LL.M. degree in intellectual property, media and ICT law, cum laude, at the K.U. Leuven in 2018. In the course thereof, he wrote a dissertation on the interplay between the GDPR and Distributed Ledger Technologies.

Louis is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E).

He is a native Dutch speaker, is fluent in English and French, and has a good understanding of Spanish.

Louis became a member of the Brussels bar in 2018.

Education

  • Ghent University, B.A. in law (2014)
  • Ghent University, M.A. in law (2016)
  • Catholic University of Leuven, LL.M. intellectual property & ICT law (2018) cum laude

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court

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"Court of Justice of the European Union Finds that Pre-Ticked Checkboxes Are Not Valid Consents under GDPR," Crowell & Moring's Data Law Insights (October 9, 2019). Authors: Maarten Stassen, Heidi Waem and Louis Vanderdonckt.
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"Belgian Data Protection Authority Finds Merchant Violated GDPR by Requiring Customers to Provide Electronic ID to Receive Loyalty Card," Crowell & Moring's Data Law Insights (October 8, 2019). Authors: Maarten Stassen and Louis Vanderdonckt.
Publication
"September 30, 2019 deadline approaching – Belgian entities to register ultimate beneficial owners (“UBO”) ," (September 5, 2019). Contacts: Frederik Van Remoortel, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Louis Vanderdonckt
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Lessons Learned from the First Belgian GDPR Fine," Privacy Law Alert (June 3, 2019). Contacts: Frederik Van Remoortel, Maarten Stassen, Louis Vanderdonckt
Client Alert/Newsletter
"EU Parliament Approves Draft Whistleblowing Directive at First Reading," Labor & Employment Law Alert - Europe (May 20, 2019). Contacts: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelina Roegiers, Louis Vanderdonckt
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Can Blockchain Future-Proof Supply Chains? A Brexit Case Study," R3 Global Trade Strategy Forum (January 2019). Contributors: Maarten Stassen and Louis Vanderdonckt.
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