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Houthoff

GUSTAV MAHLERPLEIN 50, 1082 MA AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 605 6000
Fax:
Fax +31 20 605 6700
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Rotterdam

Thomas de Weerd

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 605 6985
Email:
Houthoff

Position

Thomas specialises in IT, privacy, outsourcing and intellectual property. His daily work involves advising a wide range of national and international clients on IT, privacy and intellectual property matters, technology-related transactions, outsourcing transactions, and technology contracts. He has experience as an in-house counsel for technology and internet companies. Thomas is a board member of the Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law and the Dutch Privacy Law Association and a member of INTA and the Licensing Executives Society (LES).


Netherlands: Industry focus

IT

Within: Next generation lawyers

Thomas de Weerd - Houthoff

Within: IT

The ‘proactive, business-oriented’ team at Houthoff is ‘very knowledgeable on all aspects of IT’. It is led by the ‘very reliable, practicalThomas de Weerd, who advised numerous major car companies including Volvo, Renault and Ferrari on issues relating to ‘connected cars’.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Houthoff’s practice is particularly strong in corporate work and litigation. Senior associate Thijs van Aerde acted for Golden Earring in a Supreme Court case regarding the publishing rights to a large part of its repertoire. Thomas de Weerd leads the team.

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Telecoms

Within: Telecoms

Houthoff’s department is led by IT and technology expert Thomas de Weerd. Corporate expert Michiel Wesseling acted for Yealink Network Technology on the Dutch law aspects of its IPO on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. High Point is a patent litigation client.

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

Patents

Within: Patents

Houthoff’s department provides ‘prompt, comprehensive and to-the-point’ advice. Group head Thomas de Weerd is especially active in the IP aspects of transactions; ‘trustworthy, strategic, highly knowledgeable’ counsel Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis and ‘clued-in’ senior associate Thijs van Aerde are the key litigators. Novartis and Innovet are clients.

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Trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Within: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Houthoff’s department has a strong line in Supreme Court litigation. ‘Very clever, knowledgeable, always available’ senior associate Thijs van Aerde acted for Golden Earring in a case regarding the publishing rights to a large part of its repertoire. Practice head Thomas de Weerd is especially experienced in the IP aspects of corporate transactions.

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