Eléonore Waterkeyn specialises in commercial litigation, competition law, intellectual property law and data protection law.

Eléonore has successfully represented clients before civil courts and arbitral tribunals. She also advises clients on a wide range of commercial matters (including contract law and distribution law) and on all aspects of intellectual property law. She regularly assists clients in complying with EU and Belgian data protection rules by conducting data protection audits and drafting company policies.

In the field of competition law, Eléonore’s experience includes compliance training and representing clients in merger notifications, dawn raids and antitrust investigations before the European Commission and the Belgian Competition Authority. Eléonore’s competition practice spans many sectors, including basic industries, consumer electronics, media and telecommunications, energy, cookware and cosmetics.

Eléonore also focuses on competition and regulatory matters affecting the telecommunications sector in Europe and Belgium.


French, English, Dutch 


  • University of Brussels (ULB), LL.M. in International and European Law, cum laude, 2013
  • University of Louvain, Master of Laws, magna cum laude, 2012
  • Saint-Louis University (USL), Brussels, Bachelor of Law, cum laude, 2010

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    • 06/08/2018
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    GDPR Q&A | Twenty-one Questions and Answers to assist companies in complying with the General Data Protection Regulation

    The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union establishes that everyone has the right to the protection of one’s personal data. In the EU, the new “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) further elaborates on the rights and obligations when processing personal data. The GDPR contains significant new obligations, when compared to the regime applicable under Directive 95/46/EC, and raises the stakes for data protection compliance in terms of responsibility and liability. Companies doing business in Europe should seek legal advice if they feel that they may be affected by this highlight complex and considerably far-reaching legislation. The enclosed document contains twenty-one questions most commonly asked by companies that are actively working to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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    • 06/11/2017
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    Van Bael & Bellis successfully represents cable operators Nethys and Brutélé in proceedings against regulated wholesale tariffs for access to cable networks

    On 25 October 2017, in four separate judgments, the Brussels Court of Appeal annulled two sets of decisions adopted in 2013 and 2016 by the Belgian telecommunications regulators. These decisions...

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    • 23/05/2016
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    Van Bael & Bellis authors Belgium chapter for the World Trademark Review Anti-counterfeiting Guide

    The World Trademark Review has published its Anti-counterfeiting Guide 2016 which features a chapter on Belgium by Van Bael & Bellis associates Thibaut D’hulst and Eléonore Waterkeyn. The guide provides a practical analysis of anti-counterfeiting procedure. This article first appeared in WTR Anti-counterfeiting Guide 2016, a supplement to World Trademark Review, published by Globe Business Media Group – IP Division. To view the guide in full, please go to http://www.WorldTrademarkReview.com . Please click on the PDF below to access the Belgium chapter.

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