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Kennedy Van der Laan

MOLENWERF 16, 1014 BG, P.O. BOX 58188, 1040HD, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 550 6666
Fax:
Fax +31 20 550 6777
Email:
Web:
www.kvdl.com
Amsterdam, Eindhoven

Hester de Vries

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 5506 657
Email:
Kennedy Van der Laan

Work Department

Privacy Group

Position

Partner

Career

Hester advises businesses on the many aspects of data protection law, privacy and technology. She supports Dutch and international companies as well as government agencies in matters concerning (EU) privacy legislation. She also advises on the impact of privacy in large administrative projects and on the full implementation of privacy compliance in businesses and organisations. Besides, she provides support in investigations and enforcement procedures of the Dutch supervisory authorities Personal Data Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP)) and Authority for Consumers and Markets (Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM)).

Hester is a member of the Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law (NvvIR) and chairwoman of the Privacy Law Association. She is also an editor of the journals Privacy & InformatieComputerrecht and the online module Privacy of Kluwer. Hester is also a lecturer at the Computer Law Institute of VU University Amsterdam. 

 

Languages

Dutch, English

Member

Chair of Association for Privacy Law
Member of Dutch Association for IT and Law (NvvIR)

Education

Law, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1987
Ph.D in law, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1993. Thesis on legal aspect of Teleworking


Netherlands

Industry focus: Information technology

Within: Leading individuals

Hester de Vries - Kennedy Van der Laan

Within: Industry focus: Information technology

Kennedy Van der Laan is highlighted for its 'fast and in-depth advice, ability to understand business problems, and for offering the right solutions'. In addition to outsourcing and other IT projects, the team also handles  IT disputes, e-commerce mandates, cybercrime, and public procurement matters. Patrick Wit is in demand for his 'negotiation expertise', while other well-regarded partners include Joost Linnemann, Hester de Vries, and Christoph Jeloschek; senior associate Joost Schmaal is also a name to note. The team counts TNT,  McDonald’s and Stichting BKR among its broad client base.

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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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  • Dynamic Contracts: Changing employment practices in the digital era

    Digital platforms designed to deliver professional services are changing the European employment landscape as both employers  and workers look for more flexible ways to work.
  • 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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