- Graduated as Master of Laws in 2001 from the University of Leuven (KUL), and obtained a post-graduate degree in Intellectual Property Law (LLM) from Queen Mary, University of London (UK) in 2002.
- Started at the Bars of Courtrai and Brussels, focusing on copyright, design, trademarks and patents.
- Left the Bar for a period of five years to fulfil leading legal positions in the media & entertainment sector (2004-2008: Legal & Business Affairs Manager at EMI Music Belgium; 2008-2009: Legal & Business Affairs Director at The Entertainment Group).
- Since 2009, member of the Brussels Bar focusing on Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law and Commercial Law. Years of experience as a former in-house counsel within media & entertainment companies have resulted in a comprehensive understanding of the sector and its related legal domains.
- Since 2016 Legal Consultant at the Bar of the State of New York.
- Member of the Federal Public Service Economy Committee for consultations concerning collective copyright and related rights management (nominated by Ministerial Decree of 26 October 2011). Member of the Association Littéraire Internationale du Droit d’Auteur (active membership in the Belgian branch BVA-ABA since 2000 and former member of the British division BLACA), member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (I.A.E.L.) since 2004, member of the Beneluxvereniging voor Merken- en Modellenrecht (B.M.M.) since 2011. Statutory member of the board of directors of the Brussels Bar Association (2015-2016).
- Author of publications and guest lecturer.
- Languages: Dutch, English, French and German.
- Graduated as Master of Laws cum laude in 2009 from the University of Louvain (UCL), and obtained a post-graduate degree in Corporate and Commercial Law (LLM) from Queen Mary, University of London (UK) in 2011. Specialized in 2015 at the University of Leuven (KUL) in IT Law.
- Started at the Brussels Bar in 2010 at Stibbe, focusing on litigation, arbitration and commercial law. Joined Koan Lorenz in 2013 practicing corporate law and M&A. Joined Verraes in 2016 in order to practice corporate & commercial law and IT law.
- Passion for innovation, startups, literature, and visual arts.
- Languages: Dutch, French and English.
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