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Marc Elshof

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Commercial Law, Information Technology, Data Protection, IP


Marc Elshof is a partner in our Amsterdam office. He has broad commercial experience with a particular focus on IT and data protection.

Marc advises on IT matters, including software licensing, hardware sales, cloud computing agreements, and claims arising from failed IT projects.

Furthermore, he assists global clients on their national and cross-border data protection issues and data protection strategy, as well as on cybersecurity issues. Most recently, Marc has advised on data breaches and cybersecurity, consumer tracking and processing of health data. Marc currently assists serveral of our clients with the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation in their organizations.

In addition to IT contracts, Marc assists our clients in negotiations and litigation in relation to a wide range of other commercial contracts, including delivery contracts, distribution, franchise and agency agreements, license agreements and professional service contracts.

Marc also represents clients in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, in particular relating to software copyrights and trademarks.

Marc graduated with a distinction from the Grotius Academy, where he took the specialist course in IT law.


Marc worked at BOEKEL's London office from November 2010 to April 2011 and again from September 2012 to February 2013.


  • Member of the Dutch Association for Privacy Law (Vereniging Privacyrecht)
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Internet Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Informatietechnologie & Recht)
  • Member of the Dutch Association of Information Technology Lawyers (Vereniging Informaticarecht Advocaten)


In 2014, Marc graduated cum laude from the Grotius Academy, where he took the specialist course IT law.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Real estate and technology are key sector strengths for Dentons Boekel’s practice, which counts Oracle and Regus among its clients. Casper Haket, who heads the group jointly with commercial contracting expert Marc Elshof, advised Dominion Colour on its sale of a majority stake to H.I.G. Capital. In September 2017, private equity specialist Kuif Klein Wassink and energy expert David Griston arrived from Baker McKenzie and Clifford Chance respectively.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Dentons Boekel’s ‘very good’ team has considerable experience in antitrust matters. Group head Michel Deckers and Marc Kuijper are leading advice to Vestel on the Dutch aspects of damages proceedings brought against parties in the cathode ray tube cartel. Marc Elshof is also recommended.

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Netherlands: Industry focus


Within: IT

Data protection and contracting are the key pillars of Dentons Boekel’s ‘practical, hands-on’ department, which has ‘great industry knowledge’. Practice head Marc Elshof, who has ‘a comprehensive technical understanding’, advised Unibail-Rodamco, Feld Entertainment and the Van Gogh Museum on GDPR matters.

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

Trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Within: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Marc Elshof leads the team at Dentons Boekel, which handles trade secrets and domain names as well as copyright and trade mark work. Elshof defended Unibail-Rodamco in trade mark proceedings brought by a Dutch subsidiary of Klépierre. Enviem Group, Globility Connect and Feld Entertainment are also clients.

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