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Laura Tielemans advises a diverse group of clients on European and Belgian cybersecurity and data protection matters in areas of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Regulation (ePR) compliance. Her practice focuses on the implementation of global compliance projects, data processing agreements, direct marketing, employee data protection, and international data transfers, including obtaining approvals for binding corporate rules (BCR) and implementing standard contractual clauses (SCC). Laura handles multinational data breaches, advising clients on incident response, data breach management, notifications to data protection authorities, and other legal requirements. She also counsels clients on data protection and privacy matters in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions.

Laura has a background in domestic and cross-border litigation and commercial arbitration for major national and international corporations across a wide range of sectors including distribution, telecommunications, and technology. She also has experience negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.

Laura began her career in 2009 at the Brussels Bar and later worked for a U.S. law firm in Brussels. She also performed doctoral research on privacy issues and the freedom to conduct business at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, was involved in data protection research while attending New York University, and has published peer-reviewed articles on data protection.

Laura is a member of the Legal & Taxation Committee of AmCham Belgium (American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium).


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  • Orange and Masmovil combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day advised Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • Investment information technology company implements EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Jones Day advises an investment information technology company on general GDPR compliance, including policies and procedures and related issues, such as data transfer mechanisms for international transfers of personal data.
  • Large investment firm implements EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Jones Day advises a large investment firm on GDPR compliance in the context of U.S. securities laws, including policies and procedures and related issues, such as data transfer mechanisms as well as advice on new EU whistleblowing framework.
  • SmartSD enters into strategic partnership with CobepaJones Day advised SmartSD and its longstanding stakeholders Smile Invest, co-founders and management on a strategic partnership with new majority shareholder Cobepa, a leading European private equity company.
  • GfK sells European Consumer Panel (GfK CP) business to YouGovJones Day advised GfK SE in the €315 million sale of its European Consumer Panel business (GfK CP) to YouGov PLC, a leading international online research data and analytics technology group headquartered in the United Kingdom and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: YOU).
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Fragbite acquires Lucky Kat B.V.Jones Day advised Fragbite Group AB, a global esports and gaming company, in the acquisition of Lucky Kat B.V.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • JBS acquires ViveraJones Day advised Brazilian JBS S.A., the world's largest protein company and second-largest food producer, in its acquisition of Vivera, Europe’s third-largest manufacturer of plant-based food, for an enterprise value of €341 million.