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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.


Industry focus: Information technology

Within: Industry focus: Information technology

The Dentons Boekel team advises on negotiating IT implementations and software licenses and is especially well positioned to offer global clients assistance on cross-border data protection/cyber security cases. Coordinating work across eight EU countries, the team assisted TrendMicro, a Japanese multinational cybersecurity company on a European project that would enhance its data loss prevention tool. Marc Elshof heads the group that has been boosted with the addition of John Jansen who joined from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in mid-2018.

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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Within: Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Dentons Boekel handles all types of IP assets, including trade marks, copyrights, trade secrets, and domain names. Marc Elshof heads a team which now also includes Alexander van Laaren who joined the team from   Markfellows BV and brings experience in trade mark prosecution work. Acting with colleagues in China, the group assisted North Sea Lubricants on a trade mark infringement dispute in China relating to the bad faith registration of a mark.

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