• Karel de Grote Hogeschool, B.A. social work (2016) cum laude
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, J.D. (2020) magna cum laude
  • University of Leeds, LL.M. comparative corporate and financial law (2020) distinction


  • Belgium


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Wietse Vanpoucke


Wietse Vanpoucke is an associate at Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. He focuses predominantly on the life sciences industry and has a particular interest in digital health. Clients ranging from innovative start-up ventures to multinational corporations rely on Wietse for advice regarding European regulatory affairs, and on all aspects of IP and IT law. Wietse also has a keen interest in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the internet of (medical) things, and he closely monitors legal developments that affect the use of these technologies.

Wietse frequently undertakes pro bono work for clients seeking support in a variety of legal matters, including criminal law, immigration law, and civil law. He has also worked for an international NGO.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Wietse worked in the life sciences practice of a Belgian top tier boutique law firm, where he focused mainly on complex and strategic transactions throughout the entire life-cycle of a product (including R&D, clinical trials, and supply chain).


Admitted to practice: Belgium


  • "Digital Healthcare 2022 – Belgium," Chambers and Partners (2022). Co-author: Wietse Vanpoucke.
  • "Digital Health Laws and Regulations – Belgium," International Comparative Legal Guide (2022). Co-Author: Wietse Vanpoucke.
  • "Copyright Challenged by Art Created by Artificial Intelligence," European Intellectual Property Review, Volume 43, Issue 8 (2021). Author: Wietse Vanpoucke.

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