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Kristof Van Quathem
Kristof Van Quathem
Special Counsel
Brussels +32 2 549 5236 kvanquathem@cov.com Download V-card

Kristof Van Quathem advises clients on data protection, data security and cybercrime matters in various sectors, and in particular in the pharmaceutical and information technology sector. Mr. Van Quathem has been specializing in this area for over fifteen years and covers the entire spectrum of advising clients on government affairs strategies concerning the lawmaking, to compliance advice on the adopted laws regulations and guidelines, and the representation of clients in non-contentious and contentious matters before data protection authorities.

  • Advising various companies on the development and deployment of Binding Corporate Rules and other transfer mechanisms.
  • Advising a wide range of pharmaceutical companies on sector-related data protection compliance in complex regulatory settings, such as in clinical trials, registries, biobanks, pharmacovigilance, e-health platforms and health apps.
  • Advising large Internet and communication technology companies on compliance with European data protection, interception and cybersecurity laws in advanced ICT architectures, including on big data projects, online television, behavioral advertising and platforms, and other cutting edge technological developments.
  • Advising the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with respect to its compliance with European data privacy laws and in connection with its global administration and management of athlete anti-doping procedures.
  • Advising global brands on their marketing strategies, compliance infrastructure and security breach response strategies.
  • Assisting clients in balancing data protection considerations against competing interest, for example, in the area of e-discovery, employee monitoring, FCPA due diligence and sanctions lists.
  • Assisting clients in obtaining licenses for exports of dual-use goods and otherwise restricted exports. 
  • Legal 500 EMEA, EU Regulatory - Privacy and Data Protection (2016-2017) and IT and Telecoms (2017)