Evening Lecture: Data Law – Why It Matters to Business

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to a special evening lecture on:

“Data Law: Why it Matters to Business”

When: April 23 (Tue) 18:00-21:00
Where: Vesalius College, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels
Speaker: Jasmien César & Julien Debussche (Bird & Bird Law Firm)
Moderator: Stephanie Gardner (Assistant Professor, Vesalius College)


Join us for an evening discussion of an introduction to the EU Data Economy. Invited guest lecturers, Jasmien César and Julien Debussche from Bird & Bird law firm in Brussels, will address the legal aspects of Data Law and related topics such as free flow of data, data sharing, data ownership, privacy, cybersecurity, data breach and more!


Jasmien César
Jasmien is a data protection lawyer who goes to great lengths to assist clients to find the best solution for their Privacy and Information Technology needs.

Jasmien is an associate in Bird & Bird’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology team based in Brussels. She advises clients on a wide range of matters relating to data protection, intellectual property, information technology, as well as media and telecommunications. Jasmien obtained her law degree from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, cum laude) in 2013. During her masters she participated in the Erasmus programme for one year at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She also holds an LL.M. in European Competition and IP Law from the University of Liège (ULg, magna cum laude).

Prior to joining Bird & Bird in 2014, Jasmien gained legal experience during her summer and student internships at Bird & Bird and another Brussels-based law firm.  Jasmien was admitted to the Brussels bar in 2014.


Julien Debussche
Julien is known for his pragmatic approach to challenging situations and his deep understanding of Privacy and IT-related issues.

Julien is a senior associate in the Bird & Bird Brussels office specialising in Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Privacy & Data Protection and Intellectual Property. He regularly undertakes both advisory work and litigation practices in a wide range of legal areas including privacy and data protection, copyright, e-commerce, e-marketing and IT contracts. Julien assists clients with information and technology related-matters such as cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, cookies, electronic signatures, intermediary liability and online gaming.

Moreover, Julien managed the legal aspects of the CoCo cloud EU-funded research and innovation project on cloud computing until end-2016 and currently manages the entire legal compliance of the 6M€ Toreador EU-funded research and innovation project on big data. He recently co-authored the book “Vers un droit européen de la protection des données?” published by Larcier, where he focused on companies’ compliance obligations.

Before being admitted to the Brussels Bar and joining Bird & Bird in 2011, Julien obtained his Law degree at the University of Louvain. He also gained international experience through his participation in the CBL International China Law School at Tongji University in Shanghai.

Attendance is free but registration is required due to limited seats.

Please register HERE.