Finnian & Columba is a dedicated team of lawyers and mediators. It is our pleasure to help you with legal assistance on copyright, media law, trademarks, domain names, privacy, new technologies, e-commerce, IT & software, contracts, etc.

We focus on a couple of sectors such as “media, art, and entertainment” (e.g. music, television, film, photography, and journalism); “IT & software”; “e-commerce”, and “innovation” (e.g. startups, sharing economy, etc.).


Bart Van Besien is a qualified attorney admitted to the bar in Belgium since 2001. Bart has worked as an in-house legal counsel for an IT company in Dublin, and as a university researcher (ULB and UC Berkeley).  More information and contact 




Interested to know more about the story behind our name? Click here for the history of Finnian & Columba.


Interested to know more about the vision and mission of our firm? Click here for more information about our approach and philosophy.


We are a member of several national and international associations, including AIPF (International Association of Intellectual Property Law Firms), IP Lawyers Network,  BMM (Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law), ABA (Belgian Copyright Association), IAL (Institute of Art & Law), VOKA (Flemish Network of Enterprises), enz.


Finnian & Columba

K. De Deckerstraat 20A, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium

Tel.: +32 15 29 42 57

VAT  BE 0708.952.907