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Emma Ottoy

Managing Associate, Brussels


Legal qualifications: Advocaat/Avocat (Member of the Brussels Bar),


Emma specialises in Belgian and European legal advice in relation to a wide variety of technology, media & telecom matters as well as in the field of intellectual property rights. Her expertise ranges from the drafting and negotiation of IT (outsourcing) contracts to advising on various data protection and privacy related issues, in particular GDPR implementation and international data transfers.

Emma also has significant experience advising clients in relation to e-commerce, general commercial law, market practices and consumer law and has a particular focus on pharma and regulatory matters.

She advises both on transactions and litigation proceedings of significance in relation to IT, data protection and IP.

Professional experience

2020 to date – Managing Associate, Linklaters, Brussels
2018 – Secondment, Linklaters, London & Paris
2014 - 2020 – Associate, Linklaters, Brussels


2013 - 2014 KU Leuven / HUB, Advanced Master in IP/IT
2013 - 2014 Brussels School of Competition, LL.M. in Competition Law & Economics
2011 - 2013 University of Ghent, Master of Laws
2008 - 2011 University of Ghent, Bachelor of Laws


Dutch, English, French


“November update on EU Data Protection Regulation Trilogue“, Privacy Laws & Business UK Report, November 2015, co-author

Ottoy, E., Merkafbakeningsovereenkomsten in het licht van het Europees mededingingsrecht, IRDI, 2014, nr. 3, p. 538-558.