At TechLaB, our team is the driving force behind our success. We’re a diverse group of legal experts, each with a unique blend of skills and experiences. Together, we’re dedicated to providing exceptional legal counsel for technology and business matters.
Erik - Founder and Managing Partner
With over two decades of legal experience, Erik is the visionary leader who started it all. He began his journey as an attorney at Baker & McKenzie and Covington & Burling. During his 12-year tenure as the Head of Legal EMEA & APAC for a NASDAQ listed US-based software company, Erik honed his skills in navigating complex international legal landscapes. In June of 2015, he founded TechLaB in Belgium, with a clear goal of providing high-standard legal expertise combined with a practical approach. Erik’s proficiency extends to complex transactional work, privacy, compliance, and intellectual property litigation. His multilingual capabilities in English, French, German, and Dutch, coupled with his admission to the Belgian Bar Association (Antwerp), make him a true asset to our clients.
Based in our London office, Rebecca brings over 20 years of tech legal expertise to the table. Her journey began in the trenches, where she honed her skills as a senior technology lawyer. She’s navigated the legal intricacies of businesses across the spectrum – from small startups to multi-million-dollar global corporations. Rebecca’s forte lies in drafting and negotiating an array of IT contracts, with a special focus on business-critical agreements within the private sector. Her exceptional communication skills, coupled with a keen understanding of SaaS and cloud computing, make her a cornerstone of our London operations. Rebecca’s knack for managing demanding operational deliverables, coupled with her business acumen, ensures that she consistently delivers pragmatic solutions at senior stakeholder and board levels.
Doug focuses his practice on growing technology companies, and runs TechLaB in the US. As a former programmer, and Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of a large software company, Doug understands the intersection of law, sales, operations, and finance. He brings a balanced approach that focuses on business success with legal guidance as part of a broad solution for helping companies achieve their goals. During his nearly 25 years of technology experience Doug has guided clients in the following areas: corporate formation, finance, technology licensing, strategic alliances, service agreements (including numerous SaaS clients), channel partner agreements, and software terms of service. He regularly counsel with clients on startup financing instruments such as SAFEs and other convertible debt instruments, as well as providing guidance on other financing vehicles common to growing companies. Doug has a particular focus in the area of privacy and frequently counsels clients on compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the European’s Union equivalent GDPR. He is experienced creating privacy policies and terms of service that protect companies who operate in the U.S. and worldwide.
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