About Stéphanie De Smedt
Stéphanie is an expert in intellectual property law (technology transfers, trademark and copyright licensing and counterfeit matters), ICT law (e-commerce, telecom, software and other Internet-related contracts) and privacy and data protection.
She has a particular focus on GDPR compliance, the structuring of (cross-border) data flows, and large scale “privacy by design” projects. She also regularly advises clients active in the life sciences industry on regulatory compliance, in particular in the context of clinical trials.
Stéphanie represents clients in court as well as before the Belgian Data Protection Authority and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings in her areas of expertise. She has been appointed by CEPANI, the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation, to act as Third-Party Decider in alternative dispute resolution proceedings for .be domain names. She has also been appointed teaching assistant at the Centre for IP & IT Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).
She also regularly publishes articles, speaks at conferences and (internal and external) seminars, and participates as a coach / legal expert to hackathons focussing on the use of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.
Stéphanie has been recognized by the Legal500 EMEA 2020 as a “Rising Star” in the category EU regulatory: Privacy & Data Protection.