Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal BV/SRL
Carolyne is specialised in Data protection & Privacy, IT & IP, Business Contracts and Consumer regulations. She leads the Data Protection & Privacy team at PwC Legal.
Carolyne is not your typical lawyer. She breathes technology and innovation and helps her clients find solutions for legal questions in the fields of data protection, privacy, IP, ICT as well as e-business.
Her latest data protection projects include the performance of gap-assessments or readiness assessments in view of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), advising on cross-border data transfers, data governance structures and the implementation of data protection & privacy programmes as well as advising clients in negotiations / investigations by the Belgian Privacy Commission or other authorities in the field of privacy and data protection.
Carolyne is a regular speaker at (inter)national events and provides advice to both Belgian and EU policy makers; amongst others, she was an external advisor for Privacy to Bart Tommelein, the previous Belgian State Secretary for the Contravention of social fraud, Privacy and the North Sea.
She also regularly advises clients in terms of IP ownership on software developments, cloud migration projects, as well as looking into the feasibility/possibility of emerging technologies and new business models such as 3D printing, connected or driverless vehicles and the sharing economy.
With a background in corporate and commercial law, she can leverage on a wide experience in structuring and reorganisation projects, including large scope due diligence analyses, reporting and contract drafting.
Her work is not about identifying hurdles but co-creating solutions that work for her clients. She differentiates herself through her project management expertise and certification and her ability to work in multi-disciplinary and international teams.
Carolyne is fluent in Dutch, French and English and has working language experience in Spanish.
2018 - present
Advocaat vennoot/Avocat Associé, PwC Legal - Member of the Brussels Bar
2013 - 2018
Senior managing associate, PwC Legal
2007 - 2013
Legal Counsel, Corporate & Commercial Department, PwC Belgium