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Roelien van Neck

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Information technology, Telecoms, Media and entertainment


Roelien heads the Commercial Group of Bird & Bird in the Netherlands and is a member of the Tech & Comms Group. She is Co-Lead of our international Digital Technology Solutions, Internet Services and eCommerce industry initiative Roelien focuses on commercial matters in the IT and other technology-based industries. She is a specialist in the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts, outsourcing, software exploitation and e-business. Roelien has a specific expertise in the field of (online) business-to-consumer (B2C) matters and she advises clients on all aspects of trading practices, marketing and advertising. She also advises on commercial contracts covering distribution, sales, agency, cooperation and procurement arrangements, acting for suppliers and customers. Additionally, she represents clients in legal proceedings in her specialty areas.


Roelien joined Bird & Bird in 2007. She regularly speaks at internal and external seminars and courses. She is a visiting lecturer at Leiden University. She regularly contributes to leading legal journals, and is a co-author of the leading handbook "Recht en Computer" (Law and Computer) (Kluwer 2014 – 6th edition). Furthermore, she is an editor of legal journal "Juridisch up to Date" (Legally up to date).


Dutch and English


ITechlaw; the Netherlands Association of Computer Lawyers (VIRA), The Netherlands Association for Media and Communication Law (VMC), The Netherlands Association for Distribution, Franchising and Agency Law (DFA)


She graduated from Leiden University and subsequently completed an LL.M. degree at University College London. She also holds a postgraduate cum laude degree in information technology law.Roelien was admitted to the bar in 2000.


Industry focus: Information technology

Within: Industry focus: Information technology

Bird & Bird LLP is reported to be 'very pragmatic and fast with an eye for detail'; team head Jeroen van der Lee 'is very pragmatic, easy to reach and makes you feel like you are the only client'. The firm offers an impressive range of specialists with a broad IT focus and it looks to stay abreast of developments in AI, robotics, and FinTech. Recent work includes advising Adyen, the global payment platform, on data protection, IP matters, and contractual negotiations. Roelien van Neck is a key partner in the group.

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