Deven Dobbelaere is a IP/IT/Data Protection & Privacy lawyer at law firm CMS’s tech & data practice. He is specialized in Information Technology law, Data Protection & Privacy, and Intellectual Property matters including Trade Marks, Copyright, Unfair Trade Practices and Media law. Deven advises national and international clients regarding all aspects of Data Protection, drafting and negotiating IT contracts, outsourcing and other ICT or e-commerce related projects.
Deven holds an LL.M. in IP and ICT law from the Catholic University of Leuven (Brussels) and obtained his Master of Laws degree at the University of Ghent.
As a technology lawyer, Deven has a special interest in Blockchain technology, Smart Contracts, Fintech-Insurtech, 3D Printing and Online Intermediaries.
In 2020, Deven contributed to the book “Smart Contracts – an overview from a legal perspective” (in Dutch) published by Intersentia in the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law Series. The book offers legal professionals a critical insight into one of the potentially most disruptive applications of this decade. It comprehensibly examines the concepts of blockchain and smart contracts, the impact on financial law, company law, insurance law, consumer law, notarial law and the consequences for private international law.
Deven returns as a speaker for the 4th edition of the programme on law, cognitive technologies and AI after previously teaching the module on Smart Contracts and Blockchain together with Florent Dubois for the Study Programme for 21st Century Legal Experts. of 2019 – 2020.