Justine Van den Bon focuses on Belgian business law, as well as all aspects of Belgian and EU competition law. Justine also advises on data protection law.
Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Justine worked as an associate in a boutique law firm based in Brussels focusing on European Law.


Dutch, English, French


  • College of Europe, Bruges, LL.M. in European Legal Studies, cum laude, 2016 
  • University of Leuven, Master of Laws, cum laude, 2015

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    • 14/02/2022
    • Articles

    Belgian DPA Finds IAB Europe’s Consent Framework in Breach of GDPR

    On 2 February 2022, the Belgian Data Protection Authority ruled that the Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF), developed by Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe (IAB Europe), infringes the General Data Protection Regulation 679/2016 (the GDPR). The TCF is a widespread mechanism facilitating the management of users’ preferences for online personalised advertising. The DPA held IAB Europe responsible for the TCF’s failure to comply with the GDPR and imposed a fine of 250,000 EUR. This decision may have an important impact in the digital advertising industry, which relies on the TCF mechanism in the context of the real time bidding process for online advertisements. Please click on the link below to read our client alert on this matter.

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    • 09/08/2021
    • News

    Our corporate M&A team assisted Federale Verzekering on the acquisition of certain underwriting activities of Bracht, Deckers & Mackelbert

    Our corporate M&A team is pleased to have assisted Belgian insurance company Federale Verzekering on the acquisition of the authorised underwriting activities of Bracht, Deckers & Mackelbert from The Navigators Group, part of the U.S.-based insurance group The Hartford. The acquisition relates to the underwriting activities of Bracht, Deckers & Mackelbert in property and casualty (fire, accidents and all kinds of risks) and pleasure craft for risks located in Belgium (with the exclusion of marine insurance). The official press release can be found here. The deal team was led by partner Michel Bonne, senior associate Hannelore Matthys and associate Justine Van den Bon and counsel Sara

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    • 23/06/2021
    • News

    CJEU Clarifies When Supervisory Authorities Can Derogate from One-Stop-Shop

    In a judgment rendered on 15 June 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provides important clarifications on the functioning of the “one-stop-shop” mechanism under the GDPR and the possibility for national supervisory authorities to bring court proceedings outside this mechanism. In its judgment, the CJEU explains when national supervisory authorities which are not the lead authority can initiate such proceedings against controllers in their own territory. Please click on the link below to read our note on the subject.

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