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About Pieter

I'm the CEO of Legal.io, the Marketplace for legal talent and technology. I studied law at uGent (Belgium) and at Stanford (USA). I worked as a tech lawyer at DLA Piper (Brussels) and as an in-house legal professional at SurveyMonkey (Palo Alto).

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property


English, French

Legal Software

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Co-Founder 2012 - Present

Stanford Law School

Teaching Assistant 2012 - 2012

Supporting the development of the curriculum and the teaching activities for the first legal technology and informatics course taught at Stanford Law School.

Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX)

Fellow 2011 - Present


In-house Attorney 2011 - 2012

Supported SurveyMonkey's legal team as its second in-house lawyer and assistant to the Associate General Counsel. Areas of support included:

  • Product counseling: provide support for all B2C and B2B business lines.
  • Counsel on global privacy, data protection and other areas related to internet regulation, such as multi-jurisdiction online terms & policies, IP management & enforcement and marketing & promotions.
  • Commercial: supported key enterprise sales, mission-critical procurement, and strategic partnership deals; provided legal and compliance support to sales team.
  • Internationalization: support subsidiary setup & management in 15 countries across 5 continents; international tax structures and restructuring.

DLA Piper

Lawyer 2008 - 2010


Ghent University

Master, LawGraduated in 2008

Stanford Law School

LL.M, Law, Science and TechnologyGraduated in 2011

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