I guide the leading companies of today and tomorrow, through complex global regulatory landscapes, ensuring their businesses are as successful as possible.
+32 2 486 7501
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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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.
KU Leuven PhD, Law, 2003
Universität TrierLLM, 1993
KU Leuven Law, 1992
Cooley Hires Cyber/Data/Privacy Leader and Team in Europe
September 1, 2020
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
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
A step ahead of the game in identifying the latest trends in technology and providing business-focused advice.
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Bischoffsheimlaan 151000 Brussels, Belgium