Gerrit 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; cloud computing; commercial practices including (on-line) advertising; and general commercial law. Gerrit also conducts ICT-related litigation.
Gerrit is a certified Data Protection Officer.
Gerrit is a regular speaker at conferences and has published extensively in the fields of ICT and commercial law. Gerrit is also president of the Legal Hub of the Belgian Association of Marketing (BAM).
Gerrit is also a member of ITechLaw and the Internet Advertising Bureau. He is a guest lecturer and freelance Researcher at the Centre for Law, Science, Technology & Society studies at the University of Brussels.
Gerrit Vandendriessche is lauded by clients for being "to the point, hands-on and pragmatic." - Chambers Europe, 2019
Clients appreciate that Gerrit Vandendriessche's "advice can be used immediately by clients." - Chambers Europe, 2018
Gerrit Vandendriessche is praised by sources as an "excellent TMT lawyer." – Chambers Europe, 2017
Gerrit Vandendriessche has "a broad knowledge of all IT and data protection issues." – Legal 500, 2017
"Clients admire that 'he is very proactive and looks to find a compromise'." – Chambers Europe, 2016
- Special Master’s degree in Information Technology and Communication law (Université de Namur)
- Erasmus Exchange Programme (Universidad de Granada)
- Lic. Juris (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Selection of publications
"National Data Retention Regime ‘Null and Void’", Cri, 5/2015, p. 149. (with L. Truyens).
"Facebook Not to Tracking Non-Facebook Subscribers", Cri, x/2015, p. xxx. (with L-D Jolly).
"Copyright & "Search Engines", Cri, 05/2011, p. 154.