Vincent Wellens

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Vincent Wellens is a partner with the firm and heads the Luxembourg Commercial litigation & Technology law practice groups.

He focuses on complex commercial contracting and litigation, including enforcement proceedings, as well as administrative investigations and procedures (for example, in the field of foreign investments, competition law, data protection and financial regulatory).
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He has a niche expertise in IP, IT and outsourcing projects and related disputes, with a particular focus on the financial, industrial and public sectors.

Vincent and his team are lauded in various legal rankings both in the field of IP & TMT (tier 1 in all rankings) and for general commercial litigation (Legal 500 and Leaders League).

  • Work highlights
    • Several contentious matters against AWS, Amazon Retail and the Amazon Market Place, amongst others, for competition and data protection violations and breach of contract.
    • Assistance to several public administrations within the Luxembourg State in various procurement transactions (for IT services, satellite services, procurement in the field of rail, road and air transport…) and related disputes.
    • Assistance to a major energy group following the acquisition of an electric vehicle charging platform from a bankrupt company in a complex copyright infringement litigation brought by an IT service provider.
    • Assistance to a unicorn medtech company in a myriad of procedures brought by a minority shareholder.
  • What others say
    • ‘Vincent Wellens is an excellent lawyer due to his strategic thinking and sense of priority.’ (Chambers, 2024)
    • '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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