Information Technology

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As IT is at the heart of our clients’ business, we offer legal assistance across a broad spectrum of areas.

Information Technology

In this digital age, change is a given for our clients both in terms of technologies and the laws that govern them. It’s why we provide support to guide them through every legal challenge they face.

Teamwork with colleagues from other legal areas such as competition, corporate and intellectual property, allows us to provide a coordinated and integrated service. Through the expertise of our IT practice group and our close cooperation with top-tier firms in other jurisdictions around the world, we are able to handle all complex domestic and international IT matters.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of the specialisms we offer our clients from leading businesses to government agencies. By combining our legal expertise and IT knowledge, we provide pragmatic solutions across a broad spectrum of areas from setting up and negotiating contracts to dispute resolution before the courts.

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Experience

Market recognition

Chambers Award 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

Exceptional IT team acting on high-profile transactions, litigation and outsourcings. Additionally strong in telecoms, most notably in litigation and arbitration. Works closely with the other practice areas of this full-service firm, notably corporate, banking and IP.

Chambers Europe 2017, Industry Focus: IT and Telecoms chapter
Chambers Award 2018

Netherlands Law Firm of the Year

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Seminar 'Personal data from a broader perspective: overlap inside and outside the privacy domain'

Seminar - On 20 November 2018, Stibbe will host a seminar on privacy. Several Stibbe lawyers will discuss personal data from a broader perspective and the overlap that can occur inside and outside the legal privacy domain.

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09.10.2018 BE law
Stibbe continues to support law incubator project IusStart in new academic year

Inside Stibbe - Stibbe, in cooperation with IusStart (KU Leuven), has supported promising start-ups for many years now by drawing their attention to potential legal obstacles in the field of general commercial law and IP and IT law. This new academic year is no exception: our TMT department continues to assist final-year law students and start-ups by being their mentors.

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27.08.2018 BE law
Actualia: Het BIM-referentieprotocol: eerste stap in de (o.m. juridische) omkadering van BIM in België

Articles - “BIM” is niet louter het werken in 3D. BIM is een manier van samenwerken in de bouwsector. Met behulp van digitale technologie (o.a. bouwinformatiemodellen) wordt informatie gestructureerd beschreven, beheerd en uitgewisseld tijdens de volledige levenscyclus van een project (van programmafase tot exploitatiefase).

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12.10.2018 NL law
Tim Berners-Lee's Solid proposal: the future of data traffic?

Short Reads - The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to strengthen the rights of individuals in respect of their personal data. Although this aim has been achieved to a certain extent, the fundamental framework of the way personal data is processed remains unchanged. Companies are still able to use large amounts of user data, in many cases without even obtaining their consent. Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has announced his plans for a decentralised web, in which users remain in control of their personal data.

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26.09.2018 EU law
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23.08.2018 EU law
ECJ: Facebook fan page administrator is a joint data controller

Short Reads - On 5 June 2018, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") decided on several preliminary questions that were raised in an administrative proceeding between the German Data Protection Authority ("GDPA") and Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH ("Wirtschaftsakademie"), a German educational services provider that offers its services through a Facebook fan page. In its decision, the ECJ held, among other things, that Wirtschaftsakademie qualifies as a data controller ex Article 2 under d Directive 95/46/EC[1] ("Privacy Directive").

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11.10.2018 NL law
Stibbe hosts NGB Extra Seminar about product development and counsel’s role at the interface of new technology and law

Seminar - On 11 October 2018, Stibbe will host the NGB (Dutch Association of Corporate Lawyers) Extra Seminar.  IT/IP lawyers Judica Krikke, Jasper Klopper, Marc Spuijbroek and Frederiek Fernhout will discuss the practical aspects of the development of innovative new products. 

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25.09.2018
Erik Valgaeren speaks on Software Contracting during an event organised by Beltug.

Speaking slot - Beltug, the Belgian Association of Digital Technology Leaders, organizes a seminar on Software Licences for procurement and legal professionals at the Hotel Abbey in Grimbergen. Erik's presentation will identify key software contract attention points, including how to draft them, the link with copyright laws and the dangers of using language from contracts based on US or English law.

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