Filip Van Elsen
Allen & Overy LLP; Brussels, Belgium

Filip Van Elsen heads the IP/TMT department of the Belgian offices of Allen & Overy LLP and is the chair of the global technology and outsourcing group.  He focuses on intellectual property and technology transactions, media law and information technology law. Mr. Van Elsen specialises in patent and trade secrets law, IP licensing and collaboration agreements and outsourcing (IT, business processes and HR). 

Mr. Van Elsen is an active member of the Licensing Executives Society (Benelux), the Computer Law Association and the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. In addition, he is co-founder, secretary and member of the board of the European Outsourcing Association Belgium.  He regularly speaks at conferences on ICT law and outsourcing, data protection, trade secrets, patent law and regulatory issues (in broadcasting and Internet law) relating to interactive digital television services and convergence.