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Henriette Tielemans
Henriette Tielemans
Partner
Brussels +32 2 549 5252 htielemans@cov.com Download V-card

Described as “a league ahead” in Legal 500, Henriette (Jetty) Tielemans advises global companies on data protection and cybersecurity.

Ms. Tielemans focuses on international data transfers, binding corporate rules, big data, cloud computing, GDPR, e-discovery, consumer privacy, behavioural advertising, and mobile privacy issues.

Ms. Tielemans served on the board of directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is the recipient of its 2018 Vanguard Award for leadership in the field of privacy. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Global Data Review (GDT).

  • Obtained approval of binding corporate rules for United Technologies and several other U.S.-based multinationals, including for processor rules and client-tailored transition measures.
  • Assisting an Asia-based multinational with complex global privacy compliance issues.
  • Assisted a U.S.-based multinational with allegations of privacy violations relating to screening for international trade sanctions. 
  • Representing Facebook before the Brussels courts in on-going privacy litigation.
  • Detailed country by country analysis of subject access requests relating to performing evaluations.
  • Obtained authorization from the Dutch Supervisory Authority to deviate from standard contract clauses for international data transfers.
  • Assisting with GDPR audits.

Pro Bono

  • Handicap International Belgium, Brussels based 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Winner: various professional advice.
  • The Arch, an international living community for mentally handicapped: occasional legal advice.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Harvard Club of Belgium
  • European Harvard Law School Association

Previous Experience

  • The Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Assistant Professor (1976-1977 and 1979-1980)
  • Trainee in international law firm in Hamburg, Germany (1980)
  • The Universite Nationale du Rwanda, Professor of Comparative Law (1980)
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group, shortlisted for Europe Women in Business Law Awards for Privacy and Data Protection (2018) and TMT (2014)
  • Chambers Global, Data Protection (2008-2017)
  • Chambers Europe, Data Protection (2015-2018) 
  • Legal 500 EMEA
    • EU Regulatory, Privacy & Data Protection (2010-2017)  
    • EU Regulatory, Information Technology (2016) 
    • IT and Telecoms (2016)       
    • Competition - Belgium (2010)
  • IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2012-2015) 
  • BTI Client All Stars (2013)
  • Elected to Board of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)