• Catholic University of Leuven, J.D. (2012) cum laude
  • Catholic University of Leuven, Ph.D. (2017)


  • Belgium


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Yung Shin Van Der Sype, Ph.D.

+32.2.897.0872 (office)
+32.495.213.331 (mobile)

Widely respected for her pragmatic and creative approach to solving business disputes, Yung Shin Van Der Sype focuses on IT law, including privacy and data protection and IT contracts and cybersecurity, particularly related to HR matters. Yung Shin advises national and international clients from different sectors, ranging from social media to esports. She has more than 10 years’ experience providing services across the spectrum of IT law and has built an impressive reputation in this area.

Yung Shin defended her doctoral thesis, “Towards an Integrated Privacy Protection in the Company,” at Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). She will partially continue her academic activities as a senior affiliate researcher at KU Leuven’s Centre for IT and IP Law. Yung Shin is a frequent public speaker and the author of several books and articles on privacy and data protection.

Yung Shin is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office and a member of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity and IP groups. She is on the editorial board of the legal journal Privacy and Information and a board member of the Association for Social Law. Yung Shin is an editor of the Privacy and Technology Law Series of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws. She was recently appointed integrity commissioner of the Belgian Esports Federation and is an active member of various other national and international associations.


Admitted to practice: Belgium

Speeches & Presentations

  • "HR Privacy Issues in Belgium: What does the GDPR Mean Today?" Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (November 29, 2022). Speaker: Yung Shin Van der Sype.


  • "Privacy and Technology Law: Europe," International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Wolters Kluwer (August 2022). Co-author: Y.S. Van Der Sype.
  • "Naar een geïntegreerde privacybescherming in de onderneming," Wolters Kluwer (2017). Co-author: Y.S. Van Der Sype.
  • "Ontslag wegens dringende reden," Wolters Kluwer (2015). Co-author: Y.S. Van Der Sype.

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