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

a great attorney with a pragmatic and solution-oriented approach

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

Chambers Europe

Edwin Jacobs Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2024
Edwin Jacobs Chambers FinTech 2024

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.