Wim Nauwelaerts

Partner, Alston & Bird

Wim Nauwelaerts is the partner-in-charge of Alston & Bird’s Brussels office, leading the firm’s European Privacy, Cyber & Data Strategy Team.

A true veteran in his field, Wim Nauwelaerts has been advising multinational companies on privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity matters for almost 25 years. His practice spans a variety of industries, with a particular emphasis on life sciences, media, and technology.

Wim has developed internationally recognized experience in assisting clients with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance projects, including implementing cross-border data transfer strategies and preparing transfer impact assessments. He frequently counsels clients on data subject access requests, and is also well-versed in drafting and negotiating GDPR-related contract terms.
In his cyber practice, clients who have suffered a cyber breach incident usually bring Wim in at an early stage to help assess their legal obligations and develop a strategy on notifications to regulators and affected individuals.

Wim has written and spoken widely on privacy and cyber-related topics, such as data transfers out of Europe, cross-border breach notifications, and data protection enforcement.