Heidi Waem

,
 Counsel Brussels
hwaem@crowell.com
Phone: +32.2.214.2864
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels, B - 1000
Belgium

Heidi Waem is a counsel in the Brussels office of Crowell & Moring, where she is a member of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group.

Heidi’s practice focuses on privacy and data protection, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In addition, Heidi has extensive experience in contract law, market practices, consumer laws, IP/IT, and compliance. Her experience in these fields includes both litigation and non-contentious matters. Clients include major companies in the FMCG, media, life sciences, and retail sectors.

Over the years, Heidi has been seconded to various multinational companies in different sectors, which has given her valuable insight and experience in the needs of and problems faced by businesses, as well as experience as in-house counsel.

Heidi is known and appreciated by clients for her pragmatic, hands-on approach.

Heidi is a frequent speaker at privacy and data protection events. She also teaches at the Brussels Privacy Hub’s GDPR summer school.

Heidi joined the Brussels bar in 2009 and was officially admitted in October 2012 after having successfully accomplished her traineeship. She obtained her law degree from the University of Antwerp. Heidi also has a degree in translation studies.

Heidi is fluent in Dutch, English, French, and Italian. She also speaks German and Greek.

Representative matters:

  • Advised several national and international companies on how to prepare for the GDPR in a hands-on manner.
  • Performed GDPR gap analysis.
  • Advised various companies on international data transfer mechanisms.
  • Reviewed numerous data processing agreements and provided in-depth advice in this respect.
  • Advised companies of various sectors about employee-related privacy and data protection aspects.
  • Assisted various international players with complaint proceedings before the Belgian Privacy Commission.
  • Assisted a large media company in various court cases with regard to the right to privacy.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court