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Patrick Wit

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Kennedy Van der Laan

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Information Technology Group

Position

Partner, specialized in telecommunications, information technology, outsourcing, privacy and complex technology projects.

Career

Patrick has been with Kennedy Van der Laan since 1996. Since 1 January 2014 he serves on the Executive Committee together with Bart de Man (Managing Partner) and Cécile Schobben (Managing Director). Patrick completed his technical business administration studies at the Technology Collegein Rijswijk in 1989 and worked as a software designer, consultant and project manager at a global software engineering company while studying law. Patrick joined Kennedy Van der Laan in 1996 where he specializes in the commercial and regulatory aspects of electronic communication, complex IT and BPO outsourcing projects, and personal data privacy law. In his practice, he focuses on commercial negotiations and dispute resolution including litigation where necessary. He operates at the convergence of technology, media channels, and regulatory systems for the telecommunications, media and IT sector. In addition, once a month Patrick posts a blog on BlogIT.nl.

Member

- ITechLaw (US) - Netherlands Association of IT attorneys (VIRA) - Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law (NVvIR) - Netherlands Association for Media and Communications Law


Netherlands: Industry focus

IT

Within: Leading individuals

Patrick Wit - Kennedy Van der Laan

Within: IT

Joost Linnemann leads the team at Kennedy Van der Laan along with ‘resourceful’ outsourcing expert Patrick Wit. Clients include Koninklijke Ahold and Microsoft.

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Legal Developments by:
Kennedy Van der Laan

  • 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.
    - Kennedy Van der Laan

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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

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • 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