Attorney at law - Partner

Yves Van Couter

Yves Van Couter is a Loyens & Loeff partner based in Brussels. He is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group, heads the firm-wide Food & Beverages Team and co-heads the Data Protection & Privacy Team.

Yves Van Couter

About Yves Van Couter

Yves focuses on (international) commercial law, intellectual property law, distribution law, including franchising law, and market practices. He advises his clients in these fields and represents them in court litigation. He is also an arbitrator with the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva and with CEPANI (Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation) in Belgium. He teaches IP law at two international universities and is listed as leading expert by Chambers & Partners Europe (2017), The Legal 500 EMEA and Best Lawyers guide (2017).


  • Brussels Bar, 1991


  • M. in Intellectual Property Law, Katholieke Universiteit Brussel and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 2000
  • M. in Common Law Studies / Fulbright Scholar, Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA), 1994
  • M. in International and European Law, Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), 1991
  • Law degree, Universiteit Gent (Belgium), 1990


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish