Legal and Compliance Solutions for Healthcare,
Life Sciences & Artificial Intelligence
EU Legal Representation & Data Protection Officer (DPO)
We provide compliant, efficient and cost effective GDPR compliance services.
We have transformed our Data Protection Compliance Program (DPCP)
into an efficient legal management tool.
Our original approach includes the performance of contract analysis and
can help innovative companies with a wide range of legal needs either as
Data Protection Officer (DPO) or EU Legal Representative.
EU Legal Representation
If you are not based in the EU but you either offer goods or services to individuals or monitor the behavior of individuals in the EU, GDPR requires you to appoint an EU Legal Representative. As a law firm, we are able to represent you regarding your obligations under GDPR. Having an EU Legal Representative does not affect your own responsibility or liability under the GDPR.
Our services include :
- Written Annual Mandate
- Compliance Assessment
- Cooperation with Supervisory Authorities
- Contact point for data subjects and Patients
- Contracts Review (protocole, CTA, NDA, etc.)
Data Protection Solutions
Hussard can help address all data privacy issues (GDPR) in any business context. We can deliver ongoing international data privacy compliance support to data controllers and processors. Our support can be structured to meet your needs including by providing external Data Protection Officer (DPO) services.
Our services include :
- Record of Processing Activities
- Data Protection Impact Analysis (DPIA)
- Contracts and International Transfers of Data
- Access Rights & Data Breaches Management
- Training and Workshops
Data Protection Officer
Increasingly, the position and independence of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a barometer of an organization’s ethical standards. As supervisory authorities continue to further define the legal and ethical boundaries of the DPO, there is an increased demand for outsourced or external DPO with strong expertise to support the work of an internal head of compliance or to act in the capacity of DPO.
While empowering the DPO is paramount in demonstrating high ethical standards,
organizations are ultimately responsible for signing off on decisions.
Our team is comprised of certified DPOs with relevant and international experience. We understand the operational challenges of compliance.
We focus on Life Sciences, Digital Marketing, Business & Finance and Non-Profit. We have tailored our compliance processes for those segments.
We are an independant legal firm and open to share our experience with your teams.
We offer transparent and competitive pricing combined with efficient onboarding and monitoring processes. This will save you time and money.
EU Legal Representation
Belgium is a pharma valley, Hussard plays an active role in its development and we can help make your EU Legal Representation a gateway to Europe and its research ecosystem.
Belgium is a World-Class
- Located at the very heart of Europe
- European leader in clinical trials phase I
- Tax incentives for R&D expenses
- English widely spoken
- Pharma friendly approach by authorities
- Proximity to EU institutions (EDPB)
- Collaborative supervisory authority (APD)
- Prior consultation
- Global pharma leaders
- Biotech ecosystem
- Private research centres
- Leading universities
- Cell therapy
- Medical devices
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable since May 25, 2018 and since this date, all organizations processing EU personal data are expected to be GDPR compliant and able to demonstrate it. GDPR is about ensuring people can trust you to use their personal data fairly and properly for research or business purposes. GDPR not only applies to EU companies but also to non-EU companies processing EU personal data.
Failure to comply with GDPR may leave you with substantial fines and reputational damage.
Non-compliance is not an option.
Our Data Protection Compliance Program (DPCP) includes :
- Governance structure
- Record of processing activities
- Purposes & lawfulness
- Policies & procedures
- Audit & Risk-assessment
- Information & transparency
- Data subjects access rights
- Data breaches
- Contracts & international transfers
- Privacy by design
- Monitoring & training
Inspired by innovation and driven by trust, we truly stand out.
Founder & CEO
Gauthier is the founder and managing partner of Hussard. He has been an active member of the Brussels Bar since 1993 working for international law firms, including Bird & Bird, in Brussels and London. His expertise focuses on data privacy, IP/IT, contracts and business law. Gauthier holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Louvain and a LL.M in European Laws from the University of Edinburgh. He holds two certificates in Negotiation and Leadership for Corporate Counsel from Harvard Law School. He is a certified DPO, CIPP/E and Solvay Business School, and in Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Gauthier advises international pharma companies, biotechs, healthcare and non-profit organizations. He lectures on GDPR, clinical trials and artificial intelligence including for the Belgian Pharmaceutical Federation (Pharma.be). He speaks French, English and Dutch.
Charlotte De Raef
Charlotte is an active member of the Flemish Brussels Bar since 2015 and partner at Hussard. Her expertise focuses on data privacy, IP/ICT, contracts and business law in several sectors including digital marketing, life sciences, business & finance and non-profit. She advises clients as external Data Protection Officer (DPO) and EU GDPR representative for non-EU companies. Charlotte is certified CIPP/E, member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and legal expert for the Belgian Association of Marketing (BAM). She lectures regularly on data privacy, innovation and digital marketing. Charlotte holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Louvain and specializes in IP with a LL.M from the University of Leuven. She speaks French, Dutch and English.