Thibaut D’hulst focuses on intellectual property law, new technologies, data protection, pharmaceutical law and competition law.

Thibaut regularly advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law. His experience ranges from advising on strategies to protect trademarks, databases and other intellectual property to litigation, including patent validity and enforcement cases. He also regularly assists clients in new technology projects in relation to compliance with intellectual property, data protection and/or pharmaceutical laws. 

In addition, Thibaut is a certified Data Protection Officer and assists clients in complying with EU and Belgian data protection rules by conducting data protection audits, drafting company policies, information clauses and processor agreements on data protection, filing notifications, assisting clients in procedures before data protection authorities and advising on the international transfer of personal data.

In the field of competition law, Thibaut’s experience includes compliance training, assisting clients during and after dawn raids, advising on data protection aspects of competition procedures and on litigation concerning damages proceedings.


Dutch, English, French, German


  • Chambers Europe - Data Protection (Associates to watch)


  • Queen Mary, University of London, LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, 2006

  • University of Leuven, Postgraduate degree in Business Economics, 2005

  • University of Leuven, Master of Laws, 2004

  • University of Namur, Bachelor of Law, 2001

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    • 05/09/2018
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    Implementation of GDPR in Belgium | New Data Protection Law

    Data Protection | Today, on 5 September 2018, the new Belgian Data Protection Law, which brings Belgian national law in line with the General Data Protection Regulation, was published in the Belgian Official Journal. The new Belgian Data Protection Law immediately enters into force with this publication. In the enclosed memorandum, we discuss the most important highlights of the new Belgian Data Protection Law for companies within the private sector.

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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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    • 20/07/2018
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    Personal Data Transfers to Japan One Step Closer to Adequacy as EU and Japan Conclude Negotiations

    Data Protection | On 17 July 2018, the European Union and Japan successfully concluded their negotiations on reciprocal adequacy. These negotiations recognise Japan and the European Union as providing a comparable level of protection of personal data, and clear the way for a seamless transfer of personal data between Japan and the European Union.

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