Data Protection

We are Stibbe Data Protection specialists

With increasingly complex national and international legislations, our team of specialists are always on hand to support our clients.

Data Protection

Now more than ever, managing privacy compliance is a priority for all our clients. To that end, we provide experienced pragmatism on effective information governance on a daily basis.

We act on matters for businesses and government agencies in complex areas such as global compliance reviews, whistleblowing schemes, data transfers outside the European Economic Area and investigations by data protection authorities. We also act swiftly when clients face cybercrime, IT attacks or data breaches.

Our close working relationships with other leading law firms in jurisdictions around the world, ensures that any cross-border matter is dealt with in a coordinated and efficient way.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of the privacy and data protection specialisms we provide our clients. Our expertise covers a wide range of sectors, including regulated industries such as telecom, utilities, health, finance and the public sector.

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Experience

Market recognition

Who's Who Legal Awards 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

"They are well known in the field and know the ins and outs of the sector. They are very knowledgeable in IT, licence assets and everything from compliance to legal disputes with software providers."

Chambers Europe 2018, Data protection chapter
Chambers Award 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

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