Katharina holds a Doctorate in Organizational Learning and Adult Education from Columbia University, New York, and teaches responsibility and leadership at universities around the world. For years, she has focused her work on engaging with business leaders to understand their needs and challenges in implementing ethics. As a certified specialist in the areas of “Whistleblowing”, “Business Ethics” and “Systemic Learning”, Katharina focuses on the fields of “Integrity Management” and the “Future of Compliance” working group.
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Stéphanie focuses on intellectual property law (including technology transfers, trademark and copyright licensing and counterfeit matters), ICT law (including e-commerce and software and other Internet-related contracts) and privacy and data protection. She has a particular focus on GDPR compliance, the structuring of (cross-border) data flows and regularly assists clients with data protection compliance audits. Stéphanie also represents clients in court and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings in her areas of expertise.
She has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2012. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
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.