Avocat/Advocaat, Member of the Brussels Bar
Tanguy is Global Head of Linklaters’ Privacy and Data Protection Practice, Co-leader of Linklaters’ Global Telecommunications Sector Team and Head of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)practice in Brussels. Listed among leading lawyers recommended in TMT (Chambers Europe 2009), Tanguy covers a wide range of matters, including data protection, outsourcing and computer-related transactions, telecommunications as well as e-business and Internet-related issues. With a corporate and commercial law expertise, his practice includes advisory and transactional work (M&A and joint venture) and the conduct of litigation.
Among recent projects, he has advised SWIFT, the leading provider of financial messaging services, in its dealings with the European and Belgian data protection authorities regarding the US Treasury’s access, as part of the fight against terrorism, to the data transported by SWIFT on behalf of financial institutions.
Tanguy is also an expert in healthcare regulations (pharmaceuticals and medical devices).
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Has spoken at the following seminars and conferences:
On 20 May 2010, Tanguy Van Overstraeten (TMT Partner) delivered a course on IT Contracts, Outsourcing and Liabilities at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management as part of the Executive Master in IT Management (IT Legislation and IT Forensic).
On 22 April 2010, Tanguy Van Overstraeten (TMT Partner) delivered a presentation jointly with Anne Bahr, R&D Data Privacy Officer at Sanofi-Aventis on Complying with EU Data Privacy Rules in the Context of Medical Devices Trials and Experiments on the occasion of the –Informa Life Sciences’ 5th Annual Clinical Evaluations & Investigations for Medical Devices in Amsterdam.
On 25 May 2010, Tanguy Van Overstraeten (TMT Partner) has been officially appointed by the CEPANI/CEPINA as ICT Mediator.
On 7 May 2010, Tanguy Van Overstraeten (TMT Partner) was invited by Microsoft to address eHealth challenges in terms of data protection & privacy in the framework of a VIP event on eHealth and Cloud Computing gathering industry representatives, academics and EU representatives. Tanguy was the sole lawyer invited at the event which was chaired by John Vassallo, Vice President EU Affairs General Counsel, Microsoft.
On 7 May 2010, Tanguy Van Overstraeten (TMT Partner) delivered a presentation on Complying with Data Protection in the Healthcare Environment at the Informa Life Sciences’ 19th Annual EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum in Brussels.
Tanguy Van Overstraeten (TMT Partner) was recently interviewed by BNA report "Privacy and Security Law", more particularly on the issue of binding corporate rules.
2007 to date Partner, Linklaters
2002 - 2007 Partner, Linklaters De Bandt, Brussels*
1998 - 2001 Partner, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch, Brussels
1995 - 1997 Senior Associate, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch, Brussels
1993 - 1994 Associate, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch, Brussels
1991 - 1992 Foreign Counsel, TMI Associates, Tokyo, Japan
1987 - 1990 Associate, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch, Brussels
1987 - Admitted to the Brussels Bar
* In 2002, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch merged with Linklaters
1990 - 1991 University of Chicago, LL.M.
1990 - Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF)
1982 - 1987 ULB, Free University of Brussels Licencié en droit
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