Koen De Winter

Koen De Winter

Senior Counsel
Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL


Koen De Winter chairs the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Belgium, and co-chairs the Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He concentrates on IP, litigation, and commercial law, and is consistently mentioned in Chambers Global, Legal 500 and other publications. He joined the Firm in 2002 as a lateral partner.

Practice Focus

Mr. De Winter's practice focuses on intellectual property, dispute resolution, trade and commerce.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising and conducting litigation on the full spectrum of IP related matters, trade secrets and unfair competition.

  • Advising and conducting litigation and arbitration regarding civil, commercial and corporate disputes.

  • Counseling on a wide range of commercial matters, including distribution law, supply and services agreements, advertising and fair trading.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arbitration Chamber of Commerce in Antwerp - Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) - Member
  • Benelux Association for Trademarks and Design Law (BMM) - Member
  • Licensing Executive Society International (LESI) - Member
  • Association of European Trademark Owners (MARQUES) - Member
  • Alumni Association of the College of Europe - Member


  • Antwerp~Belgium (1981)


  • College of Europe, Bruges (Advanced European Studies, magna cum laude) (1980)
  • University of Antwerp (Law Degree, magna cum laude) (1979)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German


Speaker, "The Protection of Trade Secrets," Seminar organized by the Innovation Centre and Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (het Innovatiecentrum en het Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen), 19 October 2017

Speaker, "The current and upcoming protection of Trade Secrets in Belgium," Seminar organized by M&D Seminars (Wolter Kluwer), Sint-Niklaas, 19 September 2017

Speaker, "IP Enforcement in the Fashion Industry" ("Bestrijding van namaak in de mode"), University of Antwerp and Intersentia, Antwerp, 14 December 2016

Speaker, "Protection Trade Secrets Through IP and Unfair Competition," Client Conference, Baker McKenzie Annual Partners Meeting, Barcelona, 18 October 2016

Speaker, "Legal aspects of 360° Advertising," Client Conference, Baker McKenzie Annual Partners Meeting, Barcelona, 18 October 2016