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ASTREA ranked Excellent in Leaders League Belgium ‘s 2021 edition of “Best Law Firms for IT, Data Protection & Telecoms”

Firm news | Steven De Schrijver / Olivier Van Fraeyenhoven / Pieter Paepe / Christine De Keersmaeker

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Our IT, IP and Privacy team has been recognized in the 2021 edition of Leaders League rankings amongst the Best Law Firms for IT, Data Protection & Telecoms as Excellent.

Congratulations to our teams headed by Steven De Schrijver ,Olivier Van Fraeyenhoven, Pieter Paepe and Christine De Keersmaeker.

To learn more about all our rankings click here.

Our track record :

Astrea specializes in advising and drafting complex contracts relating to new technologies, IP law, data security, data protection and privacy. Cybersecurity, cybercrime, technology transactions, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and robotics are among its areas of expertise. The team assists Belgian and international clients from a range of sectors, including a European gaming association, a Belgian drone company, and Microsoft.

Our positioning :


The focus of our Information technology team is to advise on and draw up complex contracts that revolve around new technology, intellectual property law, data security, data protection and privacy law for hardware manufacturers, software developers, IT-related service providers and their customers. Our area of expertise comprises electronic trading and communications, software licences, data security, technology transactions, information technology, IT and BPO outsourcing, IT procurement, cloud computing (PaaS, IaaS, SaaS), online advertising, drones, smart cars, artifi cial intelligence and robotics.


We conduct privacy audits to verify compliance with the GDPR and perform data protection impact assessments. We clean up privacy policies, cookie policies, information security policies, data processing agreements, data sharing agreements, joint controller agreements and data subject access requests (DSAR’s). We assist with international transfers of personal data (by means of standard contractual clauses, binding corporate rules, etc.) and data subject opposition and right to be forgotten requests. We advise on all issues surrounding cyber security, from building cyber resilience, through to incident re- sponse, and post incident remediation.

Intellectual Property

We assist clients across a range of industries with all intellectual property issues relating to technology and innovation. We assist clients with the strategic creation and use of intellectual property assets and portfolios to advance business objectives, including assisting with licensing, technology transfers, open source issues, and the development and protection of all types of intellectual property. We help with contract negotiations to leverage copyrights and image rights, including exclusivity agreements, broadcasting and publishing agreements, sponsorship deals and licensing.

Gaming & Gambling

We are one of the very few Belgian law fi rms with specifi c expertise in the online gambling and gaming industry. We advise numerous gaming companies on Belgian gaming and commercial law, on all regulatory matters in the gaming industry, on issues regarding the intersection between video gaming and gambling law (‘loot boxes’), and also before Belgian courts on issues such as live betting, the joint exploitation of different gaming licenses at once, on disputes with consumers and on regulatory issues. We also advise the video gaming sector federations and associations in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia on state aid aspects.

Specific sector focus :

Our clients include major businesses in the technology & communication supply, automotive, fashion & retail, entertainment, digital media and life sciences industries.

For more information about our team and positioning.