Julien Debussche

Associate Belgium


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.

Julien writes and speaks widely around various IP and TMT subjects.

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.

Julien speaks French, English and has an understanding of Dutch and Spanish.

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  1. Julien Debussche is a notable associate for soft IP work

    IP Stars 2017
  2. Julien Debussche recently spoke to members of the Cloud 28+ community on regulatory issues impacting cloud computing, such as the EU directive on security of network and information systems.

    Legal 500 2016