Information Technology

We are Stibbe Information Technology specialists

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

"I like the responsiveness of the law firm in general. They are prompt to answer requests, even if it's in a short timeframe. I appreciate their pragmatic approach to files. We consider them a business partner – they do not only warn of risks, but find solutions, which makes them business enablers."

Chambers Europe 2018, Data protection chapter
Who's Who Legal Awards 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

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Roundtable - Erik Valgaeren, TMT Partner at Stibbe Brussels, and his team organize a roundtable on software quality in our Brussels office on June 6th, 2019. Software quality is a recurring theme in many matters handled by our TMT team. Whether our assistance relates to preparing tender documents, contracting effectively, assessing proper performance or allocating ownership and accountability in challenging IT projects, questions concerning software quality always arise.

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Erik Valgaeren moderates a panel on Data Governance and Compliance during IBA's Silicon Beach Conference

Speaking slot - The discussion topic will cover various legal aspects relating to data lifecycle management, both for personal and non personal data. These aspects will include rights in and obligations regarding data, such retention obligations and portability rights. Practical suggestions on holistic data management and the role of the chief data officer will be debated.

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Sarah De Wulf on challenges of SAP contracts and indirect use during a Beltug seminar.

Speaking slot - Sarah De Wulf, junior TMT associate, discusses SAP licensing agreements during a Beltug seminar on 20 February 2019. Many of the Beltug members are customers of SAP and face daily questions and challenges regarding SAP's software licensing policies.  These questions include (among others): how the licence models will evolve (especially in terms of the growth of cloud services) and how to cope with indirect access.

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Brexit and data protection: preparing for a 'no-deal'

Short Reads - As it stands, the UK will exit the European Union at midnight on 29 March 2019. Therefore, businesses within the UK, or with trade relations with the UK, would be best advised to assume that a no-deal Brexit is inevitable. The exchange of personal data  within the EU is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In a no-deal Brexit, the GDPR will cease to be applicable in the UK upon its EU exit.

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