Alex van der Wolk, partner and co-chair of the firm’s preeminent Global Privacy & Data Security practice is a resident in the firm’s Brussels office. He employs his fifteen plus years of experience to advise global companies on their most complex data protection strategy and compliance governing all aspects of information management.
Alex helps clients develop privacy strategies for digital transformations, industrial IoT, telematics, Big Data, commercial and marketing programs, and data analytics. He has particular expertise assisting clients with structuring their approach to data privacy in specialized areas, such as health-tech, agrotech, and adtech. He also represents clients in privacy litigation in Europe, including in European privacy class actions and is often called upon to head crisis management teams for clients facing investigations by data protection authorities, responding to cybersecurity incidents, or in privacy litigation.
Notably, Alex was one of the first practitioners in Europe to help companies set up Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) and since that time has used this expertise to develop a longstanding and proven track record assisting companies in obtaining regulatory approval for the BCRs.
Alex is a frequent speaker at international data privacy conferences, including IAPP, and is a guest lecturer at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society and the University of Amsterdam. He is a Dutch qualified lawyer and a member of the Amsterdam and Brussels Bars. He speaks fluent English and Dutch.Show More
Legal 500 EMEA 2018