Image of Guillaume Couneson

Guillaume Couneson

Counsel, Brussels


Advocaat/Avocat (Member of the Brussels Bar)


Guillaume’s practice focuses on information technology (IT) and electronic communication related matters. He has been heavily involved in both transactional and regulatory matters with a special focus on data protection compliance. Guillaume has also built significant expertise advising clients regarding IT contracts, including outsourcing/cloud computing related agreements. He regularly assists clients in regulated sectors and has worked on numerous deals falling under the regulatory authority of the data protection authorities and telecommunications regulators.

Professional experience

2017 to date Counsel, Linklaters
2013 to 2017 - Managing Associate, Linklaters, Brussels
2007 - 2013 Associate, Linklaters, Brussels


2006 - 2007 University of London, LL.M . in Computer and Communication Law
2003 - 2006 KUL, Master Degree
2001 - 2003 KUB, Bachelor Degree


French, Dutch, English


T. Van Overstraeten and G. Couneson, Anonymising health data is not the universal solution, eHealth Law & Policy Journal, 2014

G. Couneson, R. Tigner and A. Van Caenegem, Court Decisions Hold Personal Emails Inadmissible in Employment Proceedings, Bloomberg BNA World Data Protection Report, 2013

T. Van Overstraeten and G. Couneson, Future of US Safe Harbor under EU DP draft Regulation, Privacy Laws & Business, 2012

T. Van Overstraeten and G. Couneson, Implementation of the EU Telecom Package in Belgium, Global Business Magazine, 2012

T. Van Overstraeten, S. Rousseau and G. Couneson, Transfer and Monitoring: Two Key Words in the Current Data Protection Privacy Practice: A Legal Practitioner’s View, Data Protection in a Profiled World, 2010

T. Van Overstraeten and G. Couneson, Recent developments in mobile communications licensing, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 2010

G. Couneson, Processing of personal data: payment of fines, Data protection – law & policy, 2008