Leaders League analysis
MVVP is an independent, full service business law firm located in Brussels. With a strong commercial tradition at MVVP, we are committed to offering high quality business law services at attractive rates. We distinguish ourselves with our pragmatic, results-driven approach and our commitment to understand the commercial interests of our clients.
We represent both Belgian and international clients in strategic advice, negotiations and transactions, as well as proceedings before the Belgian courts and European Union courts. Our clients range from start-ups, to medium-sized companies, to large multinational organizations. The firm is member of several specialized international networks and we are used to assist clients from abroad. All our lawyers are fluent in English, French and Dutch, and the firm also works in German and Spanish.
Intellectual Property and Information Technology
Our IP and IT lawyers are active in all matters related to the protection of creative works. We have extensive experience regarding all IP rights (copyright, trademark and patent, databases, models and de¬signs) as well as trade secrets, and we act for clients in all sectors of activities. We also advise clients on all kinds of IT agreements, including outsourcing and technology licensing. MVVP deals on a regular basis with cloud computing, artificial intelligence, open source matters, as well as gaming and gambling. We have different partnerships with regional IT clusters gathering avant-garde SMEs, which keeps us fresh and at the cutting edge of innovation. We have recently assisted various clients in the health sector for various IT-outsourcing agreements, as well in a case of cryptoblock ransonware and subsequent liability issues.
Our team is also very active in data protection since many years; we advise clients on all issues related to data processing, and assist them in all regulatory and contractual matters.
Entertainment, Media and Marketing
We are recognized for our extensive experience and our outstanding practice in the entertainment sector, in the media sector and in the advertising sector.
In the entertainment and media sectors, we assist broadcasters, online publishers, authors and journalists, (film and other types of TV-shows) production companies, (film) streaming platforms, as well as music publishers, record companies, artists and celebrities, comic strips publishers and authors, collecting societies, and various professional associations in these sectors and their members. We assist our clients on all matters regarding their activities, including co-production agreements, agreements with talents, tax-shelter questions, etc.
In the advertising and marketing sector, our firm acts for advertising agencies and service providers, but also for brand owners. We assist our clients in all matters, including negotiations of agency agreements, clearing of campaigns and competitions, copyright clearances discussions, trademark discussions, GDPR related questions, as well as corporate and employment law matters.