Catherine is Artes’ specialist for cybercrime, cybersecurity and criminal law. In addition to a solid legal experience in digital criminal law, she also technically skilled herself to advise efficiently on cyber incidents and cyber security.
In addition, she handles all facets of criminal law: advice and compliance, assistance during interrogations by authorities and legal representation before the courts. Catherine is licensed to plead before Belgian’s supreme court and may provide Salduz assistance during interrogations.
She graduated from the University of Antwerp cum magnum laude and obtained her doctorate at the same university after her studies in the United Kingdom and France. Parallel to her academic career, she put her first steps in the legal profession. Before joining Artes as a criminal law partner in 2019, Catherine trained in criminal law at established Belgian law firms Monard Law and Eubelius.
Catherine combines advocacy with her position as professor of European fundamental rights law at the University of Antwerp. In that context, she has published numerous national and international publications on the protection of rights of defense and the impact of digitization.
She is a sought-after speaker at practitioners’ seminars such and academic conferences, and serves as an expert for public institutions. Catherine is a member of the editorial board of the Belgian Journal of Criminal Law and the Journal of Human Rights. As a member of the legal experts advisory panel (LEAP) of the NGO Fair Trials, she puts her knowledge and experience to practice for the improvement of rights of defense standards.