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.
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Bert advises clients on matters related to international and domestic exchange of goods and services. Matters such as export controls and sanctions, FTA’s, customs valuation, origin, classification, excise duties and VAT are familiar parts of my practice. He is also co-heading the Food & Beverages team and he is a core member of the firm’s Corporate Investigation Team.
Bert assists clients by drafting compliance programmes, giving trainings, as well as in performing internal scans and audits. He also represent clients before the Belgian and Dutch authorities and courts as well as before the European Commission, its advisory committees and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has ample experience in counselling clients involved in (criminal) investigations on suspected tax and trade law violations.
Harald HaeltermanManager Legal Compliance & Integrity, TNT/FedEx Express
Dr. Harald Haelterman joined TNT Express in 2002 and held a number of (senior) management positions in Security and Compliance prior to being appointed Global Head of Business Ethics in June 2013. Following the acquisition of TNT, he joined the FedEx Legal Department as a Manager Legal Compliance & Integrity for the international express business. Since 2006 he has been an associate member of the Faculty of Law and Criminology at Ghent University, alternately as an Academic Advisor, Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Professor, and in 2017 he was appointed Visiting Professor at the Law Faculty of KU Leuven. He is a former independent Expert for the European Commission Research Executive Agency and a former Chairman of the European Express Association Security Committee. His areas of expertise include Corporate Security, Ethics and Legal Compliance.