Edwin Jacobs
Edwin Jacobs is a partner at the law firm time.lex in Brussels, specialised in information and technology law in the broadest sense, including privacy protection, data and information management, e-business, intellectual property and telecommunications. Its activities cover all legal issues encountered in the creation, management and exploitation of information and technology, in all of its diverse forms.

Before that he was the general counsel at Isabel a leading service provider in e-banking, e-business en e-government. Within the Institute for Company Lawyers, he founded and chaired the practice group ICT-IP-law.
He is also an affiliated researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce.

Edwin is an accredited mediator in civil and commercial matters and a practice assistant for the course “negotiation and mediation” at the law faculty of the University of Antwerp.

He read law at the universities of Namur (Belgium, in French, 1991), Norwich (UK, 1993) and Leuven (Belgium, in Dutch, 1994), and studied European law at the Europa-Institut in Saarbrücken (Germany, 1995). In 2003, he obtained a postgraduate degree in company management (Bedrijfskunde, EHSAL Management School, Brussels).
Subjects taught
Author of several contributions regarding e-commerce, intellectual property, privacy and data protection, distribution, agency, unfair trade practices, etc. in De Ondernemer. Praktisch jaarboek voor de ondernemer en zijn adviseur, Kluwer rechtswetenschappen, Antwerp, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
“Metatags, de onzichtbare lokvogels van het web”, De Juristenkrant, nr. 19, 5 december 2000
“Europa wil vrije markt voor automobieldistributie”, De Juristenkrant, nr. 20, 19 december 2000
“Een kleur als merk laten beschermen mag“, De Juristenkrant, nr. 23, 13 februari 2001
“VRT was even Studio Brussel kwijt”, De Juristenkrant, nr. 27, 10 april 2001
“Coca Cola maakt misbruik van machtspositie”, De Juristenkrant, nr. 31, 7 juni 2001
“Cassatie goes classic”, De Juristenkrant, nr. 41, 15 januari 2002
"Klantenkaart kan geen voordeel opleveren bij concurrent" in De Juristenkrant, nr. 47, 10 april 2002
“Auteurswet beschermt openbaar beeld in Oostende” in De Juristenkrant nr. 51, 3 juni 2002
“Inkomstenbelasting aanvaardt elektronische factuur” in De Juristenkrant nr. 54, 25 september 2002
“Boete voor ongevraagde e-mailreclame” in De Juristenkrant nr. 68, 24 april 2003
“Elektronische Facturatie doet weer een stap voorwaarts”in De Juristenkrant nr. 84, februari 2004 en “La facturation électronique fait un pas en avant”, Journ. jur. 2004, afl. 30, 15.
"Authenticatie en elektronische handtekening in elektronisch bankieren", in Juridische aspecten van de elektronische betaling, deel 1, Kluwer, Brussel, 2004, 171-204, schriftelijke bijdrage n.a.v. studiedag op 25/11/2004 en 09/12/2004
“Electronic Invoicing : more than just VAT aspects”, Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce (JIBC), november 2004
"New Regulatory Landscape for Financial Sector Outsourcing", Bank Fin. R., 2004/VI, 319-328.
"Security as a legal obligation. About EU legislation related to security and Sarbanes Oxley in the European Union.", Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, 2005, vol. 10, no. 2
"U blogt toch ook? Over advocatenblogs en juridische regels die erop van toepassing (kunnen) zijn", Ad Rem, 2005, nr. 5, 38-45 (samen met Wim Schreurs, assistent Vrije Universiteit Brussel).
“Mediation as Alternative Dispute Resolution in the European ICT-sector”, Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, August 2006, vol. 11, no.2
"SWIFT Privacy: Data Processor Becomes Data Controller", Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, April 2007, vol. 12, no. 1
"Snel en efficiënt ICT-geschillen oplossen. Al eens aan bemiddeling gedacht?", Datanews, 4 mei 2007, nr. 16
"Résolution rapide et efficace des conflits. Déjà envisagé la médiation?", Datanews, 4 mai 2007, nr. 16
Professional Activities
Attorney at law (partner) at time.lex in Brussels
Affiliated researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT, University of Leuven
Practice assistant for negotiation and mediation at the law faculty of the University of Antwerp
Officially accredited mediator in civil and commercial matters