Meet Gerrit Vandendriessche

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Gerrit Vandendriessche practices ICT and general commercial law.

He regularly advises on computer law, privacy and data protection, electronic communications, e-commerce, outsourcing, digital signatures and certification, software, cloud services, distant sales rules, commercial practices including (on-line) advertising, and general commercial law. Gerrit also conducts ICT-related litigation.

Gerrit is a regular speaker at conferences and has an extensive publication record in the fields of ICT and commercial law. He is also President of the Legal Hub of the Belgian Association of Marketing (BAM). Furthermore, he is a member of ITechLaw and IAPP.

Vandendriessche is a guest lecturer at the KULeuven and the Free University of Brussels (VUB).

  • Special Master’s degree in information Technology and Communication law (University of Namur)
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme (University of Granada)
  • Lic. Juris (KU Leuven – KUL)
  • Certificate Data Protection Officer (Data Protection Institute)
  • Gerrit is fluent in Dutch, French, English and Spanish
Selection of publications
  • Vandendriessche, G. en Schillebeeckx, A., “Het uitzonderingsregime voor de verwerking van persoonsgegevens voor onderzoek”, TPP, 2019, afl. 01, 14
  • Vandendriessche, G., “Verwerking van persoonsgegevens” in De Buyst, D., Kortleven, P., Lysens, T. en Ronse, D., Bestendig Handboek Deskundigenonderzoek, Mechelen, Wolters Kluwer, 2018, III.10-1
What our clients say about us

“Everything starts with them excelling in the core service, which is advice and assistance on specific privacy-related issues. They then bring added value by proactively informing you with options.” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

“They are easy to reach, have a good sense of humour (which is always a plus), but most importantly, they have excellent knowledge and assist me and my company in a very good way.” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

“Client-centric, pragmatic and business-oriented. Thorough understanding of the market practices.” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

Gerrit Vandendriessche truly understands clients.” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

Gerrit Vandendriessche is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer in the data protection space with solid experience in the litigation space.”– Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

Gerrit Vandendriessche is a perfect ‘compagnon de route’. I have learnt a lot from him, and he helps me and my company to stay on the right track.” – Chambers Europe, 2023

“Gerrit Vandendriessche is always willing to go the extra mile. He is very knowledgeable and pragmatic at the same time.” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

“Gerrit stand out as top-tier advisers and show an in-depth knowledge of Belgian technology and telecoms law.”    – Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

Gerrit Vandendriessche is known for his “comprehensive advice.” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Gerrit Vandendriessche is not only generally known as a market-leading specialist in IT and privacy, he is also very practical and responsive in his dealings with clients and peers.”– Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

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