Since 2012 Ben Hermans has been recommended by the Legal 500 in the areas of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution. He has been ranked in the “Industry Focus: Information Technology & Telecoms” category since edition 2018.
His client base includes international IT powerhouse Comarch SA, Engie M2M (IoT network operator), the award winning Sparkcentral, Besix Stay as well as a number of large hospitals and fast-growing scale-ups like Daltix, Chili Publishing and Lawren.io. Clients particularly appreciate Ben’s in-depth knowledge of software and technology and his very extensive and personal experience with US judicial procedures and US contract law (CA, NY, WA).
In addition to his Master degree in law, Ben holds a Master in International Relations (KUL), a Master degree in International and European Law (VUB), a LL.M in European law (KUL) and a Master degree in Intellectual Property Law.
Ben Hermans started his career in 1997 as a legal consultant for Belgian and New York based private equity funds with a strong focus on information and communication technology. During this period, he helped set up Telenet and assisted with 3 IPO’s of IT companies on the Belgian stock-market. In 2003 Ben joined the Brussels Bar. He practised at Monard Law as an IP-ICT specialist in late 2003 where he became counsel in 2008 and a partner in 2013.