Alexander Hamels concentrates on EU regulatory law of financial services, with a focus on insurance, and Belgian corporate and commercial law. He has a wealth of litigation experience in these areas, at both Belgian and EU level, including complex dispute resolution, as well as investor protection disputes. Due to his background in law and economics and his policy work experience in capital and financial markets, he has a keen understanding of the financial services sector and of financial regulatory and transactional law. Alexander has pleaded in civil, commercial and criminal matters before Belgian courts, including collective and class actions. Furthermore, Alexander advises on a daily basis financial institutions, intermediaries, and multinational companies on regulatory compliance, including FinTech, anti-money laundering, and international sanctions. He also advises on data protection compliance and holds the CIPP/E certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Alexander is committed to pro-bono work and has had important success in high profile cases. For instance, he has recently defended over one hundred prisoners during the Belgian prison worker strikes on the grounds of human rights abuses. Alexander is a holder of the certificate to represent clients during criminal procedures before the Belgian Supreme Court.
- Brussels (Dutch)
- Belgian Supreme Court in Criminal Matters
- Master in Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Economic Law, Criminal Law
- London School of Economics, International Financial Law course
- Bachelor of Laws, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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July 3, 2018
Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)
- Member, Board of VRG Alumni