Boots on the ground

Maxim Vlerick


Maxim Vlerick started his career at a medium-sized Belgian law firm before joining Agio Legal in November 2022. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, IT and intellectual property (IP) law, (interactive) media, telecommunications law, data protection and privacy.
Within the Agio team, he mentors start-ups, scale-ups and international companies operating in the broad technology sector. He also works with a number of “big tech” companies on a daily basis. He has experience and expertise regarding the legal issues posed by new technologies – such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet-of-things (IoT) and cloud computing – , and actively and problem-solvingly works with you to further develop, protect and commercialise your product.

Diplomas and courses
– Master of Intellectual Property & ICT Law, Catholic University of Leuven
– Master of Laws, Ghent University
– Bachelor of law, Ghent University

Work experience
– 2022 – 2023: Trainee lawyer at Agio Legal
– 2022 – 2022: Trainee lawyer at Astrea Law Attorneys
– 2021 – 2022: Student intern at Astrea Law Attorneys

– Mother tongue: Dutch
– Fluent: English
– Satisfactory: French

Conferences and seminars
– Speaker presentation “The AI Act – Where are we now?” for EuroITCounsel in Amsterdam in June 2023
– Certificate “Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Economy” issued by the Acadamy of European Law (ERA) in December 2022
– Participation Digital Entertainment Conference: Unwrap in October 2023
– Participating Webinar: “AI and IP rights: protection for AI technology businesses” from the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
– Participating Webinar: “Taking legal action against theft of trade secrets”
– Participation Webinar: “The cyber crisis: how to deal with the data leakage pandemic?”

– Co-authored “Protection of video games under Belgian law: an analysis of copyright and trade secrets using the South Korean Nexon vs Ironmace case”, Computerr. (NL) 2023, vol. 5, 369-377.
– Co-author “Liability In The Digital Age And Circular Economy: Assessing Responsibility For Irresponsible Responses And Defective Products” on Mondaq (

Additional information
– Member of the Dutch Bar Association at the Brussels Bar