Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2021

41 Areas of Expertise Technology & Privacy: Tecola has a strong background in IT related matters, especially in ASP, Cloud & SaaS, escrow, hosting, maintenance, development, NDA, outsourcing, service level and timesharing, and generally in concessions, commercial agency agreements, franchising, leasing and licensing. Furthermore, Tecola provides preventive and curative legal advice and assistance on privacy-related topics (including cookie and GDPR charters), and is able to assist your business both as a certified Data Protection Officer as well as a GDPR Lead Auditor. Communication: Tecola works out business restructuring and investments guidelines, policies and strategies according to the challenges and goals set out by his clients, and assists them with the efficient and pragmatic implementation in their business. Tecola also supports (boards of) directors, share- and stakeholders in their public and business related communication to enforce their rights and avoid both their accountability and liability. Within this area of expertise, Tecola also provides (inhouse) guest lectures, seminars and workshops, as well mediation services. Legal Services: The main focus of this department is twice. First of all numerous corporate law related matters, such as the selection of an appropriate legal structure, support measures and grants, shareholder and directors’ agreements, mergers, acquisitions, reorganisations, trade agreements and NPO-regulation. Secondly Tecola assists both private as public undertakings in a wide range of property transactions. This includes construction, leasing and purchase agreements, public procurement, PPS, securities and rights in rem with in particular construction structures and apartment co-ownership. About Christophe Baekeland Christophe is an entrepreneurial solution-orientated lawyer who combines a strong academic background with a profound experience in a wide range of business related areas. His inquisitive character, eye for detail and out-of-thebox way of thinking are key to his successful approach on the most complex and challenging cases. One of his main areas of expertise is property law. In regard to real estate, Christophe has many experience in reviewing and writing construction, leasing and purchase agreements, in assisting private and public undertakings in large real estate projects (including Law Breyne), integrating investment and financing strategies (including securities and property agreements), providing both preventive as procedural assistance in public procurement (including PPS and state aid) and in co-ownership. In regard to IP and in IT, Christophe is well known for his excellent service in various software agreements (e.g. cloud, escrow, outsourcing, NDA and SLA) and his out-of-the-box way of thinking in GDPR-issues. Christophe is also professor at the AP University College Antwerp and Syntra, where he teaches IT-Law and Construction & Property Law. Finally he publishes regularly in highly ranked scientific magazines and gives (inter)national lectures and symposia. Christophe obtained an LL.M., and later LL.M.’s Company Law, Intellectual Property, Corporate Law, Competition Law & Economics and a Post Graduate Corporate Finance. He is a certified Data Protection Officer and GDPR Lead Auditor, as well a recognized mediator in property cases (including co-ownership). Christophe works fluently in Dutch, English and French. LAWYER MONTHLY LEGAL AWARDS 2021 Christophe Baekeland Tecola PLLC, Groenstraat 61, 3020 Veltem-Beisem, Belgium Tel: +32.485.48.35.45 Email: Contact

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