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Kees Stuurman

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Van Doorne

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Information Technology, ICT, Financial Institutions, Mediation, Outsourcing, Cyber Response Team


Kees Stuurman has been practising in the field of IT law for over twenty years and is experienced in the areas of outsourcing, IT and telecommunications contracting, IT public procurement, liability issues, IT governance, IT security, privacy and electronic commerce (including e-contracting, website compliance and digital signatures). Kees also works in the area of (European) technical regulations and legal issues relating to standardisation and certification. Kees is a member of the Van Doorne Cyber Response Team.


Partner at Van Doorne since 1998 and head of the Information Technology group. He is also a professor of Information Technology Regulation at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) at Tilburg University.


Dutch, English, German


Kees is a member of the Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law; the Netherlands Association of Computer Lawyers; ITechLaw; the Dutch Copyright Association; the Dutch Association for Media and Communications Law; the International Bar Association; Steering Committee of the Legal Expert Group of ECP.NL, the Dutch e-commerce platform; Professional Standards Committee of NOREA – the professional association for IT-auditors in the Netherlands.


Physics, VU University Amsterdam, 1981. Law, VU University Amsterdam, 1985. Ph.D. (Law), VU University Amsterdam, 1995.

Netherlands: Dispute resolution


Within: Mediation

Van Doorne is particularly active in technology, insurance and professional liability mediation. Kees Stuurman heads the practice.

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Netherlands: Industry focus


Within: Leading individuals

Kees Stuurman - Van Doorne

Within: IT

Van Doorne’s practice, whose clients include Capgemini and Statistics Netherlands, is headed by the ‘responsive and extremely knowledgeableKees Stuurman and ‘quick, clear’ privacy expert Elisabeth Thole.

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

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    - AKD

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    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD