I guide the leading companies of today and tomorrow, through complex global regulatory landscapes, ensuring their businesses are as successful as possible.
Patrick Van Eecke is head of Cooley’s European cyber/data/privacy practice and vice chair of its global c/d/p practice. Patrick has more than 25 years of experience guiding clients on complex issues spanning data protection, cyber, consumer protection, advertising and electronic signatures. He advises startups, scaleups and multinationals in diverse industry sectors, from technology and life sciences, to communications, entertainment, retail and consumer products. He also has significant experience representing telecommunications companies, internet service providers, software developers, governments and companies using IT-related services. Patrick is also involved in diverse consulting projects for the European Commission, national governments and multinational global corporations.
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Horizon Therapeutics to Be Acquired by Amgen for Approximately $28 Billion
Poseida Therapeutics Enters Strategic Collaboration and License Agreement With Roche
Prodege Agrees to Acquire BitBurst
Digital Shadows Agrees to Sell to ReliaQuest
Grindr Agrees to Merge With SPAC Tiga Acquisition Corp.
Ecommerce + Marketplace
Internet & Social Media
Retail & Consumer Products
Sports & Entertainment
My running shoes
My jazz vinyl collection
My inflatable sailing catamaran
My lovely wife and kids (obviously they come first!)
A real expert on data protection…he breaks down difficult topics, takes them apart and explains them.
Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenPhD, Law, 2003
Universität TrierLLM, 1993
KU Leuven Law, 1992
Cooley’s Cyber/Data/Privacy Practice Ranked Among Top 10 in GDR 100
December 21, 2022
Chambers FinTech 2023 Recognizes Cooley Lawyers and Practices
December 16, 2022
USA-EU Data Transfer Pact Nears, EU Says Safeguards Strong Enough
December 13, 2022
International Bar Association
Editorial Committee: Computerrecht, Kluwer, Netherlands
Editorial or Professional Board of Computer Law & Security Review (CLSR), Elsevier, United Kingdom
Editorial Committee: Revue du Droit Commercial (RDC), Larcier, Belgium
Editorial Committee: Journal of Internet Law, Aspen/Wolters Kluwer, United States
Best Lawyers Belgium: Lawyer of the Year – Information Technology Law
Chambers Europe: TMT: Data protection – Band 1
Legal 500 Belgium: EU Regulatory: Privacy and data protection – Tier 1 & Leading Individual
Chambers Belgium: Fintech – Legal – Band 2
Legal 500 Belgium: EU Regulatory: Information Technology – Tier 1
Legal 500 Belgium: Fintech – Tier 1
Listed as Acritas Star™ Lawyer since 2017
The team is led by the 'exceptional' Patrick Van Eecke. His analytical yet very pragmatic style is unique. He takes the time to listen to client's needs and he has the ability to understand the business needs and to translate them into readily usable advice and guidelines.
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