Vincent Wellens

Portrait of Vincent
Vincent Wellens is a partner at NautaDutilh and head of the Luxembourg IP, Technology and Competition practice groups. He specialises in IT and outsourcing projects and contracts, with a particular focus on the financial and public sectors.
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His expertise extends to data protection, including contract-related matters and representation in legal and administrative proceedings, such as on-site investigations and data breach notifications.

Vincent is experienced in IP litigation, focusing on patent disputes in the pharmaceutical sector and handling trademark and design litigation for luxury, consumer goods, and media brands. Vincent also provides telecom and media regulatory advice, addressing broadcasting licensing issues. In the area of competition law, his focus lies on hard-core cartels, abuse of dominance in the telecom and postal sectors, vertical restraints in the retail industry, and state aid.

  • Work highlights
    • Several contentious matters against Amazon in the field of cloud based outsourcing arrangements (against AWS), data protection, e-commerce & competition.
    • The Luxembourg State in various IT projects, procurement and license deals.
    • FENDI in a design and copyright infringement procedure before the Luxembourg Court of appeal in relation to a bag that COACH commercialised and that looked like FENDI’s iconic PEEKABOO bag.
    • A satellite internet access services provider with telecom regulatory requirements for offering internet services, including consumer law, for Belgium and Luxembourg.
  • What others say
    • 'It has been a pleasure to work with Vincent Wellens. He's great at keeping his clients informed of industry developments of interest to them.' (Chambers, 2023)
    • 'Vincent Wellens is very knowledgeable about the areas of the law he practices in. He knows exactly what to do and plays with concepts like an artist juggler, without ever dropping the balls.’ (Legal 500, 2022)
  • Ancillary functions

    Vincent is a member of the Luxembourg Bar Association's IP and communication technology law committee, the Luxembourg Association of IT Professionals (APSI) and the Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM). He is also active in professional organisations such as the French-Luxembourg Organisation of Archiving Professionals (FedIsa), the Luxembourg Competition Association (ALEDC), the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL). In his capacity as a member of these organisations, he is regularly asked to advise on legislative and regulatory proposals relating to outsourcing, cloud computing, data protection and e-archiving.

    Vincent is the author of numerous publications and a frequent speaker at conferences. He is a regular contributor on technology topics to the Luxembourg business journals.

  • Qualifications

    Admission to the Bar

    Vincent was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2002 and to the Luxembourg Bar in 2007.


    Vincent is a Dutch native speaker, fluent in English, French, German and Luxembourgish.


    Vincent earned his law degree from the University of Leuven (KUL) in 2001. He also holds a diploma in Legal Studies from King's College London (2000) as well as LL.M. degrees in EU law (Europa Institut Saarbrücken, 2002) and intellectual property law (Katholieke Universiteit Brussel, 2005).

    Prior to joining NautaDutilh, Vincent gained in-house experience as a competition and technology lawyer with POST Luxembourg. He also practiced IP, tech and competition law at several top-tier firms in Luxembourg and Brussels, with a focus on regulated industries (financial, pharmaceutical, telecom, energy, media and transport sectors).

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