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Quirine Tjeenk Willink

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Quirine heads our Data Protection Practice in the Netherlands. She is based in The Hague.


Her practice focuses on matters where technology meets regulatory requirements and privacy law.

Over the last 15 years Quirine has worked with a variety of companies in regulated sectors like the telecom and media sectors, where she focused on privacy & data protection, infrastructural issues and frequency auctions. Quirine has ample experience in advising clients on international data protection compliance matters. With her strong basis in administrative procedural law, Quirine is a trusted advisor to her clients in discussions with regulators.

Additionally, Quirine is an excellent litigator who has represented many companies involved in disputes between market participants and regulators, including the Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP), the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), the Telecoms Agency (AT) and the Dutch Media Authority (CvdM).

Quirine lectures regularly and she publishes in her area of expertise. She is co-author of the highly valued “Tekst & Commentaar”, edition privacy law.


Quirine was admitted to the bar in 2002. Before joining Bird & Bird in 2016, she worked for several top tier national and international law firms.


English and Dutch


  • the Dutch Associations for Media and Privacy Law (VPR)
  • the Dutch Association for Media and Communications Law (VMC)


Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, master of laws (LLM), 2002

Netherlands: Industry focus


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Bird & Bird LLP’s department head Marjolein Geus and the ‘very business-minded’ team have an ‘an unbeatable work ethos’. Highly regarded counsel Paul Waszink was hired from NautaDutilh in December 2015; Quirine Tjeenk Willink joined from Allen & Overy LLP in December 2016.

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