Rodrigo has driven AB-Inbev’s worldwide compliance agenda in topics such as Antitrust, Sanctions, Anti-Corruption and Data Privacy as well as compliance projects involving data analytics. He also has experience in Corporate Law and M&A, having recently dealt with African corporate legal aspects of the transaction between AB Inbev and SABMiller and with the combination of the company’s businesses in Russia and Ukraine with Anadolu Efes’. LL.M, UC Berkeley School of Law.
Marc oversees the security of Esko’s internal IT operations as well as the security inherent in the products delivered to customers around the globe. He holds master’s degree in Applied Economics and in Information Management, and a master-doctorate degree in applied economics and ICT. He is certified in systems auditing, risk and information systems control, and a guest professor on security topics at Antwerp Management School, Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management and TIAS.
Kurt Demeyere specialises in tax law. Kurt’s practice covers both Belgian and international taxation. He advises clients on how to deal with questions from the tax and social security authorities and provides guidance during settlement negotiations or litigation. He is a Vice-President of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for Russia and Belarus.
Karel de Smet is an associate in the litigation and arbitration department of NautaDutilh. He advises clients on the appropriate remedies to resolve compliance issues and mitigate their negative effects, insofar as possible, and provides assistance in the event of proceedings before the courts or administrative authorities
Heidi Waem specialises in privacy, intellectual property, market practices and e-commerce. She has experience in both litigation and transactional work. In her daily practice, Heidi conducts data protection compliance gap analyses, advises clients on how to deal with dawn raids and provides appropriate training and guidance on management strategy in this respect. She also assists clients in their dealings with the Privacy Commission further to complaints by data subjects and with issues resulting from data breaches or leaks and the fulfilment of reporting requirements.
Eveline was one of the co-founders of Whyte Corporate Affairs 2008, and she is a true ambassador of the integrated Corporate Affairs approach to which she brings a digital touch. She currently services a client portfolio that includes Media Markt, Nutricia, Danone, Medtronic, Bam Belgium, Mondelez… . Eveline had previously fulfilled many outsourcing assignments at the Interel communication agency, including acting as an ‘ad interim’ spokesperson for AB-InBev.
Elke Janssens is a corporate M&A specialist. She has extensive experience advising listed and unlisted companies on due diligence and compliance risks and providing customised solutions, including assistance to companies, shareholders, directors and managers with conflict-of-interest issues and advice on the structuring of corporate governance programmes.
Yves Melin is an international trade, customs, and EU regulatory lawyer. He concentrates on trade remedy investigations, customs laws and procedures, export controls and sanctions, conflict minerals, World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlements, and data protection. Yves lectures at the University of Lille (France) on the practice of international trade law, and at the European Law Academy (ERA).
Franky De Pril has an extensive experience in customs and trade optimization within international supply chains. He has advised large multinational and other companies on their global trade management functions focusing on compliance with the regulatory environment as well as on cost reduction. Franky also advises clients on customs and trade technology solutions, following the automation of customs clearance processes.
Sari Depreeuw is a Belgian lawyer heading the IP/IT team at Brussels-based law firm DALDEWOLF. In addition she teaches intellectual property law and media law at Université Saint Louis Bruxelles and she is affiliated to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (research group LSTS). Sari has published several articles and contributes to conferences and seminars on a regular basis.