Edwin Jacobs

Edwin Jacobs
Attorney-at-law / Partner




'A true fintech lawyer', 'a true opinion leader in the fields of FinTech and payment services', 'extremely proactive and practical in his advice'

Legal 500

'He's a brilliant lawyer, is always to the point and has a deep knowledge of the market'


'Whether it's PSD2, AML or matters of financial risk, Edwin covers everything'


Edwin Jacobs Recommended Lawyer 2021 Legal 500
Chamers FinTech 2021

Practice areas

  • Contract negotiations with IT-suppliers of hardware, software and services
  • FinTech (including mobile wallets, virtual currency), contracts (negotiation, review and drafting), outsourcing (hardware, software, services), dispute resolution, (court, mediation, arbitration), electronic money , payment services directive (PSD), payment services, payment providers, service level agreements, electronic invoicing, e-archiving (eIDAS), e-banking, e-business and internet, contact with regulators
  • Privacy and data protection (GDPR)
  • Intellectual property, cloud computing, license agreements, terms and conditions app
  • Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, representation in court regarding disputes involving business and IT issues
  • Distribution contracts (agency, exclusive distributorship, franchising, distribution via internet, eCommerce)
  • Any type of commercial agreement, negotiation or dispute with an IT, IP, data protection or new technology twist

Academic activities and memberships

  • Lecturer of practical course on negotiation and mediation (dispute resolution) at the University of Antwerp
  • Member of CEPANI, iTech law, International Bar Association, VOKA, Etion, Leuven Inc., Beltug and other industry organisations.
  • Sympathising member of the institute for company lawyers (IBJ-IJE)

Professional admissions 

  • Attorney at the Brussels bar
  • Mediator accredited by the Federal Mediation Commission

Prior professional experience

  • Attorney TMT-IP (Technology, Media, Telecom – Intellectual Property) department of Monard-D’Hulst in Brussels.
  • Former affiliated researcher and lecturer of a practical course about IT contracts at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (now Centre for IT & IP law, CITIP) at the University of Leuven
  • Head of legal (company lawyer) at Isabel NV/SA
  • Junior associate at Monard-D’Hulst in Hasselt


  • Law at the University of Namur 1989-1991 (French), University of Leuven (Dutch) and University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 1991-1994.
  • European law at the Europa-Institut in Saarbrücken, Germany, 1994-1995.
  • Company management at the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussels (EHSAL), 2002-2003
  • Several courses in negotiation and mediation (Vlerick, Brussels Business Mediation Center (now b-mediation), CEPANI), from 2005 onwards.