Hunton & Williams Names Privacy Authority Wim Nauwelaerts Brussels Office Managing Partner
9th November 2011
7 November 2011
Hunton & Williams announces the appointment of Wim Nauwelaerts as Brussels office managing partner. Nauwelaerts, who joined Hunton & Williams in August 2010, will be responsible for providing leadership and coordination with firm leaders to oversee strategic planning and client service initiatives for the Brussels office.
“Wim is committed to our firm’s principles and open communications, and we welcome him to his new leadership role as managing partner of our Brussels office,” said Wally Martinez, Hunton & Williams managing partner. “Under his leadership, we look forward to continued growth and success of our practices in Brussels.”
A Belgian-qualified lawyer, Nauwelaerts has long-standing relationships within the privacy arena and advises and counsels clients on all aspects of EU and international data protection and privacy compliance. He is widely recognized as a leading privacy practitioner, most recently in Chambers Global 2010 and Legal 500 (Belgium) 2010. He has written and spoken widely on such privacy-related topics as cloud computing, interest-based advertising, cross-border discovery, and privacy compliance in pharmaceutical research.
Established in 1989, the Brussels office of Hunton & Williams is an essential component of Hunton & Williams’ cross-border transactional and regulatory practices. Brussels-based lawyers advise clients on all aspects of EC and national competition laws, data protection and privacy laws, environmental and other regulatory issues, and Benelux and cross-border M&A and general corporate matters.