Boots on the ground

Steven De Schrijver


Steven De Schrijver is a partner at Agio Legal and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, IT and media, data protection and privacy, and outsourcing. He has more or less 30 years of experience advising Belgian and international companies on mergers and acquisitions and has advised on numerous national and international transactions in, among others, the technology, IT, media, telecommunications and life sciences sectors.

His clients include some of the largest Belgian and foreign technology companies and companies in the innovative economy. Steven advises them on complex commercial contracts and projects in the field of new technologies, almost always with a cross-border element.

Steven is known by his clients for being 100% committed to achieving his clients’ desired goals. He is proactive, responsive, highly accessible and pragmatic. Steven has an extensive network of foreign lawyers with whom he works closely on inbound and outbound international transactions and projects.

Awards and memberships
– WWL Data Thought Leader testimonial: “An experienced and remarkable advocate in the full range of data work. One of the best in Europe. He is very competent and provides hands-on advice.”
– Recommended as a leading expert in IT law by Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR
– Seven-time recipient of the Who’s Who Legal award as global IT lawyer of the year
– Client Choice Award Corporate Law 2012
– Client Choice Award Data Protection 2022
– Member of the Corporate and M&A and Technology Committee of the IBA
– Honorary member of AIJA
– Member of IR Global
– Vice-chair of ITechLaw’s Tech M&A Committee
– Chairman of the editorial board of Computerrecht, the only Dutch-language journal in the field of computer law

Steven De Schrijver received his JD (magna cum laude) from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in 1992 and an LLM from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1993 and from the University of Antwerp in 1995. He is a member of the Brussels Bar.