About Paul Van den Bulck

Paul Van den Bulck is a partner and lawyer at AKD. He supports clients in legal issues relating to information technology (IT), data protection, intellectual property (IP) and media & entertainment. His advice covers all transactional aspects of IT or IP projects. He also helps clients across the world to resolve disputes and conduct legal proceedings.

Paul's clients come from all kinds of different sectors and he advises them about both day-to-day matters and strategic issues. His clients appreciate his 'deep commitment' and 'rapid response times' and also regard him as 'technically brilliant' and capable of providing 'practical and pragmatic' advice., as described in The Legal 500.

In addition to his work at AKD Paul lectures at various universities and academic centres and he is also a member of scientific committees. He regularly publishes articles and gives lectures on IT and IP issues at conferences throughout the world.

Paul's data protection practice focuses on all areas of (inter)national data protection and security, including general compliance (such as processing for HR purposes, CRM strategy and direct marketing), information security and cybercrime, international data transfer, intra-group agreements, the processing of cloud contracts and advice on policy and procedures. Paul also regularly acts as a mediator and arbitrator in disputes about information technology and intellectual property (i.e. for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), CMAP, b.Mediation and CEPANI).

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• LLM, Duke University (USA)

• Master of Laws (magna cum laude), Université Libre de Bruxelles

Admitted to bar
  • Belgium
  • France
  •  ITechLaw (International Technology Law Association)
  • IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals)
  • AIPPI / VIA (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle / /International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property);
  • BVA-ABA  (Belgische vereniging voor het auteursrecht /Association belge pour le droit d'auteur)
  • CEPANI/CEPINA (Centre belge d’Arbitrage et de Médiation / Belgisch centrum voor arbitrage en mediatie)
  • CMAP (Centre de Médiation et d'Arbitrage de Paris)
  • bMediation
  • Fondation Universitaire / Universitaire Stichting
  • Brussels Bar
  • Paris Bar