Jan Decorte is specialized in corporate and IT & Data Protection law, mainly M&A and public – private equity projects. He is also a “Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales” since 1998, which allowed him to practice in the City of London and acquire an in-depth knowledge of Anglo-Saxon business law.
For many years now, Jan has developed a special interest in the media with focus on Technologies, Media & Telecommunication (TMT). He has acquired an extensive knowledge of this sector and is often required by several major actors to assist them in larger TMT projects (mainly cross border transactions and investment projects). Jan is also very active in the area of online gaming, gambling and betting in which he closely follows the recent evolutions in legislation and case law for the world’s largest operators.
Jan regularly gives lectures in Belgium and abroad, mostly on TMT, Data Privacy & Protection and gaming matters and has been deeply involved in the developments of the online world through the Interactive Advertising Bureau [IAB Belgium] where he has been re-elected as a board member since 2005. As a representative for IAB Belgium, he sits in the Board of the Council for Publicity (Raad voor de Reclame/Conseil de la Publicité).
He is also a member of the policy Council of DNS (Domain Name System) since December 2015. Furthermore, he is President of the Deontological and Pharmaceutical Ethics Committee of pharma.be.
Bars and Courts
Admitted to the Brussels Bar
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales