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Peter Van Dyck

Partner

Brussels

Van Dyck Peter
Peter Van Dyck

Partner

Brussels

Peter specialises in intellectual property rights, information technology and data protection. He regularly assists both global and local clients in transactional matters, including license agreements, R&D agreements, collaboration agreements and outsourcing transactions, as well as in multi-jurisdictional strategic GDPR projects. Peter also frequently acts in advisory and litigation matters, such as IP infringement proceedings.

Peter is regularly quoted by the press on topics related to intellectual property law and technology law. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on related topics such as technology law, GDPR, blockchain, AI and IP transactions.

Experience highlights

Office

Brussels

Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Tervurenlaan 268A avenue de Tervueren
Brussels
1150

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Qualifications

Professional

Stagiair, Belgium, 2003

Admitted as lawyer, Belgium, 2007

Academic

LLM, Intellectual Property, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, 2003

Law Degree, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), 2002

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising a large international humanitarian organisation on the contractual and data protection aspects in relation to the development of, and the terms and conditions used for, an app.
  • Advising a European non-profit organisation which deals with missing children in relation to various matters, including a dispute with a software supplier relating to an app for migrant children.
  • Advising a charity organisation which provides supplementary education to children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods in relation to achieving compliance with the GDPR, including in relation to the organisation’s mailing databases.

Recognition

Published work

  • VAN DYCK, P. and CARMELIET, T., "It’s time to amend the Enforcement Directive to ensure all EU Member States provide for declarations of non-infringement of EUTMs and Community designs." (ed. STONE, D. & POTTS, B.), Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019, Pages 754–760.
  • VAN DYCK, P. and CAILLOL, C., "Belgium", chapter in "Global Investigations Review: Data Privacy & Transfer in Investigations ", London, Legal Business Research, 2018.
  • In addition, Peter frequently contributes to articles in the press to share his views on data protection and technology topics. In the past years, Peter was quoted on these topics in more than 20 publications. This includes interviews by international publications such as Bloomberg and Politico as well as the major Belgian newspapers and magazines such as De Tijd and Trends.

News & insights

Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2019

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe are continuing their focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2019

Cookies consent does not escape the GDPR: The CJEU issued its decision in the Planet49 case

On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its long-awaited decision in the case Planet49 (Case C‑673/17). The decision clarifies the requirements for valid cookie consent under Directive 2002/58 (ePrivacy Directive).

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Publications: 07 FEBRUARY 2019

GIR - Data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe are continuing their focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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Publications: 14 MAY 2018

GDPR is nearly here. Are your employees ready?

On 25 May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the GDPR) will enter into force. Given the scale of the task, many businesses have been working towards compliance for some time. During an initial stage you will have carried out a gap analysis against the GDPR readiness criteria, and then focused on remediating any gaps.

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