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Industry focus: Information technology in Netherlands


Brinkhof manages a wide array of IT needs, covering areas like multimedia-related matters, artificial intelligence, DevOps, industry-specific SaaS solutions and software licensing audits. The firm is actively engaged in cross-border outsourcing projects, IT challenges in the financial services industry and disputes related to outsourcing. The team is led by founding partner Eliane De Vilder, alongside Wieke Van Angeren and Teun Burgers. De Vilder is an expert in commercial contracts concerning software and IT, and is adept at overseeing complex outsourcing projects and agreements. Van Angeren excels in the outsourcing of critical business functions, licensing and IT legal disputes, serving a client base that includes major financial institutions and TMT companies. Burgers, who became a partner in January 2023, is recognised for his skill in negotiating and drafting complex agreements.

Practice head(s):

Eliane de Vilder; Wieke van Angeren; Teun Burgers

Other key lawyers:

Lars Leemeijer

Key clients


Booz Allen Hammilton



De Lage Landen











Rocket Software

RTL Group




Work highlights

  • Advised Google on IT and outsourcing work, including the negotiation of the conclusion of a major contract with the Dutch government.
  • Assisted Nedap in its participation in multi-jurisdictional tenders.
  • Assisted ERIKS, an international industrial engineering and logistics company, in the retender of business-critical global IT Operations, representing it in all negotiations with the chosen supplier, Cognizant.

Kennedy Van der Laan

Kennedy Van der Laan’s ‘top of the market’ team offers comprehensive services in the IT sector, addressing transactional, regulatory, commercial and contentious aspects. The group’s leadership comprises Patrick Wit, Reinoud Westerdijk, Joost Schmaal, Christoph Jeloschek and Judica Krikke. Wit focuses on IT outsourcing, tech projects, cyber security and digital transformation, particularly serving the financial services, healthcare and retail sectors. Westerdijk is an expert in IT contracting, including cloud solutions, cyber security and IT public procurement. Schmaal’s expertise lies in IT and BPO outsourcing, procurement and tech litigation, and represents insurance clients in IT-related litigation. Krikke, who joined in March 2023 from Stibbe, brings extensive experience in IT outsourcing, cloud sourcing, software licensing and data protection. Jeloschek is the lead for IT litigation and arbitration at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Wit; Reinoud Westerdijk; Joost Schmaal; Christoph Jeloschek; Judica Krikke

Other key lawyers:

Astrid Sixma; Veerle van Druenen


‘Most likely the best IT team in the Netherlands and beyond, KVdL’s IT practice stands out in all aspects. Exceptionally good at contracting, litigating and providing legal and regulatory advice.’

‘Patrick Wit has an excellent understanding of the IT industry and is, without any doubt, the go-to person for this industry. He easily understands complex matters, is pro-active and very clear in his recommendations to solve legal matters in a pragmatic way.’

‘This team is top of the market and consists of nice, able and eager people. Their scope is broad in services and knowledge.’

‘The team’s strength is its ability to adapt to the client’s needs.’

‘The KVdL team always provides best-in-class, pragmatic and business-oriented solutions. One aspect that sets the team truly apart is their ability to effectively communicate complex legal concepts clearly and concisely.’

‘Joost Schmaal has a high knowledge of IT, and is able to quickly understand issues or risks and effectively solve or mitigate them.’

‘Joost Schmaal has great experience, technical ability and commercial acumen in dealing with all aspects of IT/IP disputes. I would highly recommend Joost: he is a very hands-on, pragmatic lawyer and very knowledgeable.’

‘Astrid Sixma is uber smart, very fast, extremely knowledgeable on the full IT landscape (and beyond) and – also important – great fun to work with.’

Key clients





Koninklijke AholdDelhaize

Foundation Emission Claim

Zaans Medisch Centrum


Trans Link Systems B.V.


Ahold Delhaize Pensioenfonds



Lumileds Holding B.V.

DMARC Advisor

The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel)

The Dutch State

Royal Flora Holland

Royal Reesink

Amsterdam University Medical Center

VU Medical Center

Erasmus Medical Center

Radboud University Medical Center

SWEMP (ICT organisation of 4 Dutch housing corporations)

Work highlights

  • Advised the Dutch State in its strategic software supplier management in Oracle, Salesforce and SAP.
  • Represented Blauw and six other market research companies in the aftermath of a cyber incident in which the data of over 2m Dutch citizens were compromised and potentially stolen.
  • Assisted Schiphol Area Development Company in an innovative co-operation between the electricity grid operator Liander and tenants of properties at the airport area for the smart redistribution of electricity and managing of capacity.

Project Moore Advocaten

Project Moore Advocaten is acclaimed for being ‘very knowledgeable and solution-oriented’, with a strong focus on IT procurement, litigation, digital transformations and business-critical migrations. The group is adept at advising on cyber threats and ensuring compliance with EU cybersecurity regulations. Christian Van Seeters, an ‘excellent lawyer with sublime advisory skills’, specialises in IT and IT procurement and is a crucial point of contact for public sector clients focusing on public safety. Meanwhile, Lieneke Viergever, Eva Visser and Jeroen Koëter bring their expertise in IT and data protection law.

Other key lawyers:

Christian van Seeters; Lieneke Viergever; Eva Visser; Jeroen Koëter; Chayenne van Lavieren; Gijs van Til; Pien Ebbink; Céline van Waesberge


‘Project Moore has established experience in the sector, a flexible set-up as a boutique firm and thought leaders on various topics (such as cybersecurity and IT mediation).’

‘The team at Project Moore is knowledgeable and thinks along with what the client needs. This means that the legal advice that they provide can be immediately implemented.’

‘Jeroen Koëter and Lieneke Viergever are very knowledgeable and are genuinely interested in understanding the business to be more effective in their support.’

Key clients

Radboud University Medical Centre

Dutch National Police

The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security

The Employee Insurance Agency (UWV)

Custodial Institutions Agency (DJI)


Nikon Corporation (Japan) and Nikon Holdings Europe BV


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Transavia Airlines

Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe


Kickstart AI


Work highlights

  • Advising not-for-profit initiative Kickstart AI, formed collectively by ING Bank, KLM, Ahold Dehaize and the Dutch Railway, on various IT and IP issues.
  • Advising the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice on the procurement of a 5G-based replacement for the Dutch emergency services’ mission-critical communication facilities.

Van Doorne

With ‘unparalleled expertise in a myriad of legal practices’, Van Doorne offers a vast array of services in the IT sector, from crafting IT and outsourcing agreements to resolving IT-related disputes. The firm is also skilled in emerging areas such as AI, digital health and fintech. Bart van Reeken and Louis Jonker spearhead the IT and outsourcing division. Van Reeken is proficient in handling outsourcing, software and SaaS agreements, as well as managing software license compliance and IT disputes. Jonker, in addition to aiding clients with IT and outsourcing projects, concentrates on legal challenges arising from disruptive technologies and innovations, particularly in the healthcare and financial sectors.

Practice head(s):

Bart van Reeken; Louis Jonker

Other key lawyers:

Ruud de Kleijn; Berber Bosch


Van Doorne is an exemplary law firm distinguished by its unparalleled expertise in a myriad of legal practices, ranging from corporate law to intellectual property. Staffed with industry cognoscenti, the firm employs a rigorous, professional approach to deliver bespoke legal solutions that are both innovative and efficacious.’

‘Louis Jonker stands as a paragon of legal acumen in the rapidly evolving area of ICT.’

‘Louis Jonker combines expertise, excellent logical and analytical thinking, a wonderfully positive attitude, a personality which endears him to everyone and an uncanny ability to get things done on time and to a high standard.’

‘Bart van Reeken and Louis Jonker are very knowledgeable, valuable advisors and very good contract drafters. They are responsive, accurate, pay attention to detail and will provide various options on how to solve contractual matters.’ 

‘They have expert knowledge of information technology law and outsourcing regulation, and a practical approach to complex legal issues.’

‘Bart van Reeken has expert knowledge regarding the legal fields of information technology, the information technology industry and outsourcing business process arrangements.’

‘The team is very friendly, acts quickly, responds well to our questions and has the substantive expertise you would expect.’

‘Bart van Reeken excels in persuasive and tactful argumentation, while always keeping things practical. His advice, responsiveness and service are top-notch.’

Key clients

Achmea Insurance

Amsterdam UMC

Bevolkingsonderzoek Nederland

Deloitte Consulting

Digidentity B.V.

Dijklander Ziekenhuis

DREAMS (a research consortium of four major Dutch academic child and adolescent psychiatry centres)

Gelre Ziekenhuizen

Lipton Teas



Municipality of Leeuwarden

Nationale Opera & Ballet

Parnassia Groep

Schuberg Philis

‘s Heeren Loo Zorggroep

Solera Nederland B.V.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Stichting Zuidwest Radiotherapeutisch Instituut (ZRTI)


Work highlights

  • Assisted Lipton Teas concerning contracting network services, infrastructure services, implementation services and various administration/BPO services to create a completely new IT environment after its split off from Unilever.
  • Assisted various internationally operating companies in negotiating ERP implementations, including one between two UK-based entities.
  • Assisted Digidentity, a Solera Holdings company, in drafting various contracts concerning the provision of digital certificate-based “trust centre” services as part of the EU-wide SERMI scheme for standardised secure access by independent operators to vehicle manufacturers’ repair and maintenance information.

Bird & Bird

The ‘very knowledgeable’ Bird & Bird team offers a wide range of services for IT sector clients, ranging from complex intricate IT-outsourcing projects and e-commerce strategies to resolving IT disputes. The firm is also proficient in emerging tech areas like AI, blockchain and the platform economy. The department is co-headed by Jeroen van der Lee and Roelien van Neck. Van der Lee’s practice spans complex licensing deals, communication infrastructure transactions, content digitalisation and contentious issues. Van Neck, specialising in commercial matters within the IT and tech-based industries, assists clients in the fast-moving consumer goods and content distribution sectors with digital transformation. Goran Danilović brings expertise in international trade, advising IT and tech sector companies on trade, export controls and economic sanctions at the EU and UK levels.

Practice head(s):

Jeroen van der Lee; Roelien van Neck

Other key lawyers:

Stephanie Welbergen; Jochem Apon; Lisette den Butter; Goran Danilović


‘Bird & Bird are always quick to provide focused and useful responses to queries. They adapt the information to meet our specific needs.’

‘Goran Danilović is a particularly knowledgeable and useful resource.’

‘It is a diverse and well-balanced team and each member focuses on their own strength.’

‘Very knowledgeable.’

Key clients


Iron Mountain







Avery Dennison









Karl Lagerfeld




Lee Wrangler


Ping Identity


Work highlights

  • Assisted Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, a SaaS fleet management solutions company, on technology, fintech, contractual and data protection matters.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Led by the highly regarded IT and outsourcing expert Herald Jongen, the TMC practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP is renowned for its proficiency in tech, complex transactions, outsourcing and data protection. Notable for representing the Dutch State in negotiations with prominent international tech firms, the team’s capabilities are bolstered by senior associates Nienke Bernard, Ellen De Jong-Van Den Boogaard and Emre Yildirim, who offer expertise in IT-related areas, including compliance with data protection regulations, licensing and outsourcing.

Practice head(s):

Herald Jongen

Other key lawyers:

Nienke Bernard; Ellen De Jong-Van Den Boogaard; Emre Yildirim; Wouter van Wengen


‘They combine deep legal and technical expertise with a strong focus on execution and extreme customer satisfaction. They are able to provide very specific, tangible actionable advice regarding complex issues.’

‘Backs up advice and opinions with convincing arguments based on distilling complex legislation into easy-to-communicate and understand factual advice. Simply put, Herald Jongen is the best advisor and partner for clients.’’

‘Herald Jongen is an outstanding very commercial lawyer. He is great fun to work with and gets the deal done. He is always available, knowledgeable and has extremely high service levels.’

Key clients

State of the Netherlands (Ministry of Justice and Security)

Anonos, Inc.

Athora Netherlands N.V.

Detailresult (Dirk van den Broek / DekaMarkt)



Messagebird B.V.

European Stability Management (ESM)

Vecos Europe B.V.

State of the Netherlands (Ministry of Defence)


Work highlights

  • Assisted the State of the Netherlands on their deal with AWS to enable government-wide use of their cloud services.
  • Assisted Athora Netherlands N.V. on a major outsourcing deal involving insurance portfolios and IT services.
  • Advised the State of the Netherlands (Ministry of Defence) on various aspects of the IT project GRIT.

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s ‘highly professional’ TMT team, part of the firm’s litigation and risk management department led by Vincent Vroom, advises clients in outsourcing, IT disentanglements, data migration and complying with new European legislation. Pjotr Heemskerk, directing the TMT division, specialises in litigation, negotiating commercial contracts and advising on intellectual property, licenses, e-commerce and emerging technologies. Yannick Geryszewski contributes his expertise in IT M&A transactions, encompassing aspects like data migration, software licensing, transactional service agreements and IT outsourcing.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Vroom; Pjotr Heemskerk

Other key lawyers:

Yannick Geryszewski


‘The team is highly professional, works very efficiently and systematically and provides high-quality services.’

‘The individuals are skilled within their own area of expertise and work in a very responsive way with their clients.’

‘Yannick Geryszewski is a very knowledgeable, proactive and pragmatic attorney. He is quickly up to speed in complex matters and great to work with.’

‘Pjotr Heemskerk and Yannick Geryszewski are fast-thinking, knowledgeable and quick to respond. Pjotr Heemskerk cannot be beaten when it comes to knowledge of contract law and intellectual property law, and Yannick Geryszewski is about to take over the Dutch IT law market.’

‘Loyens & Loeff’s IT team is exceptional. In an age where technology and data are central to any business, Loyens & Loeff’s IT team has truly commendable capabilities of navigating intricate contractual negotiations, complex M&A and challenging litigations.’

‘Yannick Geryszewski will always allocate his deep knowledge of IT law to your business’ unique needs. Pjotr Heemskerk’s knowledge and experience in IT law is unparalleled.’

‘Pjotr Heemskerk has the knowledge and analytical skills needed to advise and negotiate.’

Key clients


Willis Towers Watson



Torqx Capital Partners

Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Gilde Healthcare

MPG eyewear

DPG Media







Work highlights

  • Advising Oracle on various IT matters.
  • Assisting Moonalpha in Dutch court proceedings related to Bitcoin accounts.
  • Advising Alliander on the divestment of Kenter to the consortium of OMERS and APG.


‘Highly qualified in information technology’, NautaDutilh boasts expertise in outsourcing, cloud services and data monetisation, as well as in IT litigation. The team is managed by Joris Willems, who is a popular choice for financial sector clients. Sybren de Beurs is notable for handling both public and private tech-related M&A transactions for incumbent and emerging companies. Eva Reinders focuses on diverse IT commercial contracts such as outsourcing, software licensing and service agreements. Marlous Schrijvers offers advice on software licensing, cloud services, SaaS and transfer contracts.

Practice head(s):

Joris Willems

Other key lawyers:

Sybren de Beurs; Eva Reinders; Marlous Schrijvers; Cyril Christiaans; Sarah Zadeh


‘The team is highly qualified in information technology. All lawyers have thorough knowledge of all applicable and new laws, regulations and innovative developments and have excellent strategic and tactical advising skills.’

‘Joris Willems and Marlous Schrijvers are both very qualified to advise on all matters in the information technology field.’

‘I would highly recommend working with this team. They are knowledgeable and adopt a pragmatic approach, and are very flexible.’

‘Joris Willems and Sarah Zadeh are reliable for complex IP/technology matters.’

‘The team combines in-depth knowledge with business savvy. The team is down-to-earth and very pleasant to work with.’

‘Joris Willems and Cyril Christiaans are both pragmatic, hands-on and great sparring partners. They are very experienced and understand what matters most.’

‘The team caters to the needs and provides sharp yet quick solutions.’

‘Joris Willems is brilliant and a huge asset.’

Key clients

RTL Group



SGG Netherlands



Joffe & Associes

Century Aluminium Company

Byont Ventures




VFG (Vital Food Group)


Prosus (PayU, OLX)

a.s.r. (insurance company)




Tata Consultancy Services

beIN Media Group


ING Bank

Knab / Grubhub

HAL Investments

Johan Cruijff Arena


Lineage Logistics

NVB (Dutch Banking Association)


Airbnb, Inc.


MultiChoice Group

American Express

Work highlights

  • Assisted insurance company a.s.r. on all IT, data and technology aspects of their acquisition of Aegon Nederland.
  • Advised Prosus on the launch of its PlusOne AI tool.
  • Advised TCS with negotiations concerning a long-term full-service IT and BPO outsourcing agreement with Athora Netherlands N.V.

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV focuses on IT procurement, litigation, software law and data protection, often serving as the primary adviser for government ministries. Jeroen Naves, who became a partner in January 2023, leads the innovation, privacy and technology department, advising public authorities on IT outsourcing and the Dutch central government on large IT purchasing projects. Offering expertise in internet law and algorithms, AI, facial recognition, biometrics and blockchain, Gerrit-Jan Zwenne co-heads the privacy and data protection team alongside Marte Van Graafeiland.

Practice head(s):

Jeroen Naves; Gerrit-Jan Zwenne; Marte van Graafeiland

Other key lawyers:

Meine Dijkstra; Helen Haaijer; Bram Kleinhout


‘Their strengths include commitment, knowledge (both juridical and contractual on IT matters), easy end professional contact, kindness in co-operation, strategic scenario thinking with their client and eyes on details.’

‘Jeroen Naves has actively contributed to the AI procurement clauses at the EU level. They have contributed to a better EU legal framework for procuring AI.’

‘Jeroen Naves and his team are efficient and short in their communication, and very approachable whenever needed.’

‘Pels Rijcken remains the top tier of Dutch civil law practice. The quality is excellent.’

‘Jeroen Naves, Bram Kleinhout and Meine Dijkstra provide excellent IT and civil advice.’

‘Jeroen Naves is available for questions, provides advice on time and gives in-house training.’

Key clients

Ministry of Justice and Security

Ministry of Economic Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Public Health

Ministry of Defense

Ministry of Internal Affairs

Dutch Central Bank

Central Bank of Aruba


Dutch Consumer Association

Dutch Chamber of Commerce

Data Privacy Stichting or DPS (class action against Meta Corp., Meta Ltd)

Stichting Bescherming Privacybelangen or SBP (class action against Alphabet and Google LLC

Stichting Consumers United in Court or CUIC (class action is directed against Avast amd Norton Lifelock

Surfshark Incogni


Work highlights

  • Represented KPN in various disputes.
  • Advising the Ministry of Internal Affairs on data projects.
  • Drafted standard terms for the procurement of AI for the European Commission.

Vondst Advocaten N.V

The boutique firm Vondst Advocaten N.V excels in outsourcing transactions, IT projects, litigation and data protection, and provides support to other law firms in tech-related M&A projects. Polo van der Putt, a renowned ‘true expert’ in new technologies such as big data analytics and AI, leads the team with his proficiency in IT contracts, litigation and data protection. Tjeerd Overdijk handles cases at the intersection of IT and intellectual property, including software rights enforcement, database rights, software patents and domain name disputes, and Herwin Roerdink is experienced in data protection and online marketing, serving data-driven clients in the FMCG, media and automotive sectors.

Practice head(s):

Polo van der Putt

Other key lawyers:

Tjeerd Overdijk; Herwin Roerdink; Tineke van de Bunt


‘They have a profound understanding of the legal basics in combination with the skill to come up with pragmatic advice.’

‘Very knowledgeable individuals with a down-to-earth mentality.’

‘The team is incredibly knowledgeable on recent trends and what to look out for in legal proceedings and contracts with technology firms.’

‘Vondst puts energy into really understanding the business of their clients to optimise their advice.’

‘Polo van der Putt is a true expert in his field of expertise and very approachable and available.’

Key clients









Randstad Groep Nederland and Randstad Holding


Reset National



Assai Software Services


Retail Unity

Work highlights

  • Advised Dutch IT service provider Centric in various disputes, including litigation against a municipality and a dispute with Uniface.
  • Advised IT service provider Softproviding in an ERP deal with meat processor Vion.
  • Advised pension fund PGB in various outsourcing and technology transactions.


CMS is proficient in advising on ICT commercial and transactional issues, IT disputes and litigation, and GDPR implementation and enforcement. The firm caters to both Dutch and international clients across the TMC, life sciences, mobility and consumer products spaces. Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians oversees the firm’s TMC sector group and the employment department. Simon Sanders, heading the IT practice area, is an expert in IT contracts and dispute resolution, while Rogier de Vrey, an experienced litigator, leads the IP subteam. Erik Jonkman manages the privacy and cybersecurity division, focusing on cyber incidents and data breaches.

Practice head(s):

Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians

Other key lawyers:

Simon Sanders; Rogier de Vrey; Erik Jonkman


‘Simon Sanders’s understanding of the challenge and work ethic was outstanding. His dedication and commitment are unquestionable.’

‘Simon Sanders’s support and commitment was reassuring.’

‘Simon Sanders has detailed knowledge of the industry and legal concepts combined with a pragmatic approach.’

‘The firm has expertise in the application of the law, specifically to technology issues; this bespoke expertise differentiates it from the general application of legal issues.’

‘Simon Sanders has a technical background, which is of high value.’

Key clients











Plus Retail



Brabant Water


Regionaal ICT Dienst Utrecht

ID Logistics



Johnson & Johnson



Comcast (NBC Universal, SKY)


Work highlights

  • Supported Auping with its digital transformation programme, replacing its existing IT infrastructure.
  • Assisted supermarket chain Plus Retail with a copyright software license litigation case.
  • Advised Savills Limited with the contracting and implementation of an ERP project in the USA.


Dentons excels in a variety of IT areas, spanning e-commerce, software licensing and SaaS contract negotiations, outsourcing and IT developments. Key senior contact Alexander Odle focuses on e-commerce litigations, complex licensing frameworks, technology transfer agreements and liability issues related to platforms.

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Odle; Anouschka van de Graaf; Thom Caro; Rosemarie Schaar


‘The care and individual attention we get is what matters the most. Their thorough in-depth understanding of our business, the commercial model and the industries we serve is invaluable.’

‘Very knowledgeable, easy to approach and reach, very communicative, and also strong commercially.’

Key clients



Care Animations



Mattr Infratech



Prisma AI




Stichting 113



The Social Hub


Work highlights

  • Advised DuckDuckGo on data protection and e-commerce matters, including with the global launch of their subscription bundle.
  • Supported The Social Hub on the negotiations of several technology contracts.
  • Advised Saphyre on its SaaS agreements with key customers in the financial services sector.


Dirkzwager advises clients on IT contracts such as outsourcing agreements and service agreements, IT-related disputes, privacy law and internet law. The team’s leadership consists of Ernst-Jan van de Pas, Mark Jansen, Joost Becker and Christel Jeunink. Managing partner Van de Pas specialises in IT law, technology and IP, notably within the healthcare sector. Jansen heads the data protection and cybersecurity unit, concentrating on IT systems customers and advising on IT projects, failed automation and privacy matters. Becker represents clients in domain name disputes and other IT litigation issues, while Jeunink excels in IP contracting and innovation.

Other key lawyers:

Sven Wakker


‘The Dirkzwager IT/IP practice has extensive knowledge of the information technology industry. They provide specialist knowledge that an IT company can use immediately.’

‘Mark Jansen is a thought leader in privacy law. Mark does not only provide knowledge about privacy laws and regulations but also provides concrete input on their implementation within the company.’

‘They are up to date with the latest developments.’

‘The team consists of a diversity of specialists. This means that you receive optimal advice for the cases in which you require support or advice.’

‘They have a wide range of specialists.’

‘This team has a uniquely good understanding of ICT in healthcare, which is different from ICT in other areas like banking.’

‘They are very precise. They think ahead and always see risks, and know how to mitigate the risk.’

‘They have lots of knowledge, a solution-driven approach, and to-the-point advice.’

Key clients

Info Support

Deventer Ziekenhuis

ETZ (Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis)


Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem

Avisi Group


Hogeschool Arnhem-Nijmegen (HAN)

Vereniging Nederlandse Gemeenten (VNG)

Alliander N.V.



Sint Maartenskliniek

Work highlights

  • Advised Sint Maartenskliniek on contract negotiations with NEXUS, an emerging electronic health record supplier.
  • Defended Info Support in a dispute with Peelgemeenten regarding a contract for the supply of SaaS for their primary business process.
  • Advised several hospitals, such as ETZ and Deventer Ziekenhuis, on the procurement of equipment and software covered by the Medical Devices Regulation.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s Dutch office, drawing on the firm’s extensive global TMT expertise, offers guidance on IT and business process outsourcing, technology transactions, IT contracts, and dispute resolution. The team is proficient in emerging and disruptive technologies like AI, IT design and project implementation, and IT integration after mergers. Khaled Dadi, directing the IT and IT outsourcing practice, serves IT service suppliers, financial institutions, and large domestic and international entities in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Floris de Wit focuses on the IT and technology elements of M&A deals, outsourcing, and technology-related agreements.

Practice head(s):

Khaled Dadi

Other key lawyers:

Floris de Wit


‘The team specialises in IT contracts and contracting. They are knowledgeable in current IT market developments and services.’

‘Floris de Wit is easy to communicate with, has a proactive attitude and always has a holistic view of the case. He always looks for a solution that fits both parties.’

‘They have in-depth knowledge and a genuine interest in the business.’

‘The team is experienced in multi-disciplinary challenges, coordinating tightly and efficiently, with a good eye for the client’s needs.’

‘Khaled Dadi is always friendly, but extremely dedicated to the case at hand.’

‘They have a good mix between having technical legal skills and a good business sense.’

‘I value Floris de Wit’s commercial sensitivity, availability on short notice, delivery and patience.’

‘The entire team is really very good, prompt, dedicated, knowledgeable and delivers very good outcomes for the client.’

Key clients



Atos Nederland B.V.


Cushman & Wakefield


Dentsu Aegis


European Commission – DG CNECT

HSO International B.V.

ING Bank

Irdeto B.V.



NCC Group




Tech Mahindra



William Hill


Work highlights

  • Advised FMO Bank and the JIM Foundation on inbound and outbound licensing aspects for measuring environmental and other impacts of investments through SaaS applications.
  • Advised Irdeto on all legal aspects of the procurement and sales process involving the use of new technologies.
  • Advised Stratasys in the merger of Makerbot and Ultimaker.


The IT division at Houthoff stands out in IT contracting, contractual disputes, M&A and digital marketing, collaborating effectively with the firm’s dispute resolution, M&A and automotive departments. Thomas de Weerd oversees the team, with experience in leading complex negotiations for tech and outsourcing contracts, particularly in areas like digital platforms, cybersecurity and mobility. Jurre Reus specialises in data protection, platform regulation and digital business matters, as well as litigation. Nicole Bilderbeek brings her expertise in data protection, IT and intellectual property law, playing a significant role in M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Thomas de Weerd

Other key lawyers:

Jurre Reus; Nicole Bilderbeek


‘Houthoff and its network excel in multi-jurisdictional expertise, particularly in e-commerce and consumer law. They’re highly adaptive, quickly aligning with changes in international laws and regulations. Key capabilities include efficient dispute resolution and meticulous contract review.’

‘Jurre Reus stands out for his good analytical skills and pragmatic approach.’

‘They provide practical, solution-oriented, business-minded legal advice.’

‘Thomas de Weerd is a very accessible and enjoyable person to work with. He has great legal knowledge and to-the-point advice with business priorities in mind.’

‘Jurre Reus proactively brings in other suggestions or additions which make the end result better.’

‘Jurre Reus is an excellent lawyer who has a deep interest in IT-related matters. Jurre is a very approachable lawyer, who has a pragmatic approach and knows how to write succinct advice about complex subjects.’

‘The Houthoff team proved to be the agile firm being proactive in supporting us as a client in a rapidly transforming auto industry.’

‘The Houthoff employees have a wide range of expertise and can treat cases within challenging deadlines.’

Key clients

Marktplaats (part of Adevinta) (part of Adevinta)

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

eBay International

Jaguar Land Rover



Volvo Car Netherlands and Volvo Car Corporation

Royal FloraHolland

Hyundai Motor Netherlands and Hyundai Motor Europe


Ford Nederland and Ford Motor Corporation



Koninklijke Jaarbeurs

Koninklijke Van Oord

SOOPS (developer of trading software for energy markets)


SPS Commerce

Work highlights

  • Advised Marktplaats on the preparation for the Digital Services Act, an EU Regulation which will have a major impact on platforms.
  • Assisted Milence, a joint venture of Volvo Trucks, Daimler Trucks and Traton, in the process of rolling out a pan-European network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure for heaving commercial trucks.
  • Advised NASDAQ-listed SPS Commerce on its intended acquisition of TIE Kinetix.


Guiding clients through substantial IT and outsourcing initiatives, Leeway’s sector expertise encompasses areas such as software and data licensing, procurement and implementation of SaaS solutions, as well as ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements. The practice, directed by Michiel van Ast, addresses both contentious and non-contentious IP and IT matters for clients in the areas of digital business, media and retail. Michiel Odink focuses on digital transformation, IP disputes and commercial contracts, while Jos Klaus lends his expertise to major tech companies in matters related to domain names.

Practice head(s):

Michiel van Ast

Other key lawyers:

Michiel Odink; Jos Klaus


‘It’s a small high-quality firm. They leave the fuss out of the way and are truly focused on bringing value.’

‘Leeway works with a small team with high profile individuals, enabling them to work efficiently.’

‘Michiel van Ast takes the time to get to know you and is always realistic about timing and expectations.’

‘Michiel van Ast combines in-depth knowledge of the sector and the law with a practical approach. He is very accessible and can act quickly if the situation requires so.’

‘Leeway is one of the larger IP, tech and media boutique firms in The Netherlands. Leeway truly understands the legal and business needs of their clients.’

‘Michiel van Ast and Michiel Odink are both great and likeable lawyers, sharp as a knife and very business-minded. They get the deal done.’

Key clients

Shell Recharge Solutions

PVH Europe (Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein)


Baidu Inc.



Axelera AI

O2 Worldwide

Karl Lagerfeld


Royal Swinkels Family Brewers


The Fabricant


Lab Digital

Scotch & Soda

Unica ICT Solutions



Sourceful ICT

Ambitious People Group

IJsvogel Retail


NBD Biblion

PM Factory


Work highlights

  • Advised Axelera AI on the development of its Early Access Programme and on a contract with a strategic partner for critical emulation (verification) services.
  • Advised Baidu on cancellation proceedings and opposition proceedings against BAIDU marks owned by a company called ‘Baidu Europe’.
  • Advised Shell Recharge Solutions on negotiating an agreement with a supplier of a business-critical range prediction and IV routing platform, supporting negotiations over its vMSP and roaming agreements, drafting app terms of use and advising on compliance matters.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is proficient in advising on complex, cross-border IT outsourcing initiatives and data protection matters, showcasing expertise in innovative sectors like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and mobility-as-a-service. The TMC department is jointly steered by Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen and Joanne Zaaijer. Barneveld Binkhuysen represents both suppliers and customers with software development, IoT projects, blockchain matters and smart city initiatives. Meanwhile, Zaaijer is an expert in privacy and data protection law, handling cross-border personal data transfers and ensuring GDPR compliance.

Practice head(s):

Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen; Joanne Zaaijer


‘Decent fees, perfect availability, very knowledgeable.’

‘Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen was very clear in providing his legal assistance and helped us to negotiate and reach a solid agreement with a big counterparty. Coen is obviously very knowledgeable.’

‘Knowledge of international legal matters regarding services agreement.’

‘Always quick in the reply with their advice.’

‘Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen is very responsive, personal, friendly, efficient and thinks along with the business.’

‘Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen and his team have the knowledge and speed of a big law firm, with the commitment and practical translation that clients need. This is a unique combination and much appreciated by clients. ’

‘Fast, reliable and up-to-date with judicial and commercial knowledge and experiences.’

Key clients







Koa Health



Work highlights

  • Assisting Meta on a wide variety of matters.
  • Acted as a day-to-day advisor for Henkel in the area of data protection law.
  • Acted for Baxter on a wide variety of privacy and data protection law matters relating to medical laws and regulations.

Taylor Wessing

Offering ‘legal expertise complemented with deep technical knowledge’, Taylor Wessing LLP provides end-to-end services to tech companies. Overseeing the team is Otto Sleeking, who specialises in IT projects and public procurement, assisting clients with IT sourcing, contract negotiations, vendor selection and RFP documentation. Martijn Loth contributes his expertise in negotiating tech-related commercial contracts, resolving disputes, advising on emerging tech and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Practice head(s):

Otto Sleeking

Other key lawyers:

Martijn Loth


‘Martijn Loth is an outstanding individual who uniquely combines his expertise as an IT specialist with his expertise as an IT lawyer. He is able to solve contractual IT-related issues and explain matters in clear terms.’

‘Martijn Loth is a highly qualified lawyer, knows his strengths, has great communication skills, is charismatic and is easy to work with.’

‘Martijn Loth has a strong technical IT background and excellent legal and social skills. He is an excellent negotiator and litigator, able to de-escalate disputes and pragmatically solve matters.’

Key clients

Argenta Spaarbank




Homefashion Group (Leen Bakker & Kwantum)

ING Bank N.V.

Kawasaki Motors Europe NV


Sociale Verzekeringsbank


Technische Unie BV / Sonepar Group

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Unisys Nederland NV / Unisys Europe Limited


WCC Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Sonepar Group with negotiations and drafting of global contracts for Microsoft Solutions.
  • Assisted ING Bank on an extensive project regarding the use of electronic signatures, eIDAS-compliance and related IT contractual and data protection issues.
  • Assisted Sony on its acquisition of Beyond Sports, a supplier of real-world data for 3D animations and other sporting events data.

Turing Law

Turing Law’s wide-ranging IT expertise encompasses cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobile apps and medical devices, as well as open-source software, cybersecurity and encryption. Jointly led by Huub de Jong and Tom de Wit, the team offers services including drafting and negotiating contracts and dispute resolution. De Jong is experienced in handling IT, data and outsourcing projects, with a particular emphasis on dispute resolution and emerging fields like digital health. De Wit offers his IT and privacy expertise to semi-public organisations such as healthcare and educational institutions, as well as housing corporations.

Practice head(s):

Huub de Jong; Tom de Wit

Other key lawyers:

Jeroen van Woezik


‘Turing Advocaten is a great firm that really understands the needs of a major IT company.’

‘A very skilful, knowledgeable and communicative group of experts.’

‘Expert advice in a pleasant manner. Prompt response to advice requests.’

Key clients




Nederland Centrum Jeugdgezondheid



Pink Gellac


WeTransfer Support Act

Zorg van de Zaak

De Mandemakers Groep




Group 2000

Patiëntenfederatie Nederland





Open Satisfaction



Moonpig (Greetz)



Holland Casino

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

The Next Web


Work highlights

  • Represented an ICT service provider in a dispute with its cloud partner regarding vendor lock-in of one of its end customers in the health care sector.
  • Represented Cordstrap in the review and contractual discussions of a Warehouse Management System with IT provider Dassault Systems.
  • Provided strategic advice to the NCJ regarding the construction of a platform and data warehouse for health data.

Van Rappard Minneboo Klingenberg

The boutique intellectual property and IT firm Van Rappard Minneboo Klingenberg assists clients in acquiring and commercialising IT assets, enforcing IT rights, IT litigation and crafting commercial contracts, including outsourcing agreements. The team is under the joint leadership of Roald Minneboo, whose extensive IT knowledge spans SaaS agreements, outsourcing, software development, procurement and emerging tech including AI and virtual reality; Helmer Klingenberg, who focuses on IT-related business contracts like software licensing and cloud treatments, as well as day-to-day commercial issues for IT clients; and copyright expert Godert van Rappard, with significant litigation experience.

Practice head(s):

Roald Minneboo; Helmer Klingenberg; Godert van Rappard


‘Strong sector knowledge, excellent contract work and great litigation skills.’

‘Roald Minneboo is a leading IT law specialist. Godert van Rappard is a trustworthy go-to name, highly recommended.’

‘This is a top-tier IT law firm. Their IT knowledge is very deep and they know the IT landscape.’

‘Helmer Klingenberg is an exceptional IT lawyer and gets the best possible results. Roald Minneboo gets IT law in a way not many lawyers do. When Helmer and Roald combine forces, they achieve results that are nothing short of impressive.’

‘The team truly understands IT and commercial contracting. They know how to get the best possible deal under the given circumstances.’

‘Helmer Klingenberg is an excellent negotiator, and the combination of his legal and people skills is unrivalled. Roald Minneboo understands the business and is very pragmatic.’

‘The individuals comprising the team are extremely well-skilled and experienced. It is a pleasure to work with them.’

‘The firm is small enough to be solely comprised of pragmatic, driven individuals who maintain an excellent quality level, but big enough to provide the support their clients need.’

Key clients

June Technologies

Wunderman Thompson

Delft University of Technology

FedEx Express

The Blue Sky Group


Salvia BioElectronic




IZI Motive




Billy Grace

Circle Closet

Bangma Verpakkingen





Woonstichting SSW




The Greenboy Group

Health Monks

Piano Couture


Work highlights

  • Assisted June Technologies with a broad variety of IT and IP legal services, such as contracting & negotiations, IT implementations and data protection and cybersecurity issues.
  • Assisted Wunderman Thompson with a broad variety of IT and IP legal services, such as litigation, the conclusion of software licensing agreements, IT implementations, escrow agreements, other commercial IT contracts, data protection and cybersecurity.
  • Assisted FedEx Express with all of its IT-related procurement contracts, such as cloud computing agreements, software licenses, SaaS agreements, escrow agreements, software development agreements and other commercial IT agreements.


With ‘excellent knowledge of the market’, AKD’s IT proficiency extends to service contracts, public procurement, disputes arising from unsuccessful IT projects and M&A transactions with substantial IT elements. Martin Hemmer, leading the IP and technology team, is skilled at resolving disputes involving IT suppliers and licensing. Renée Schipper, drawing from her background as an in-house IT counsel, is experienced in IT project management and conflict resolution in regulated sectors.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hemmer

Other key lawyers:

Renée Schipper


‘They have an excellent knowledge of the market and a good technical understanding of newly developed products.’

‘Renée Schipper responds promptly to inquiries, quickly grasps the critical legal issues and just as quickly addresses the questions we ask about them. Her opinions are easy to understand, always limited to the essentials and we can forward them to our client without any further comments on our part.’

‘The different team members are competent in the areas of IT contracting, SaaS services and implementation projects with modern outsourcing vendors and products, GDPR and data privacy, business continuity aspects, escrow arrangements, customer data ownership, IP, etc. A real multidisciplinary approach that you can count on.’

‘Each employee provides answers, solutions and support that is careful, thoughtful, structured and complete.’

‘The team has an excellent knowledge of the subjects and works accurately.’

‘Our contact with AKD is always directly with partner Martin Hemmer, but the speed and profoundness that AKD offers clearly shows the numbers, competence and firing power they have. We really feel that with AKD we have a very agile partner.’

‘I admire Martin Hemmer for his quick understanding of the total scope of an issue and his clear and precise steering towards a solution.’

‘AKD is a very established firm with seasoned partners. They are very knowledgeable and put the client’s expectations first.’

Key clients


WIN Logistics

Lavetan / GBA Group




Electronic Repair Logistics



Track Innovations

Work highlights

  • Advised CIZ in three multimillion IT public procurement projects for IT services.
  • Advised Nordic B2B software growth investor Monterro and its portfolio company TimeEdit on its acquisition of Vorsen B.V.
  • Handled the contractual drafting and negotiations for a healthcare client with its cross-border IT supplier concerning its multimillion IT project.

A&O Shearman

A&O Shearman offers ‘in-depth knowledge of the legal aspects of technology’ to tech sector clients, encompassing various corporate, commercial and financial matters, as well as employment advice. The team is jointly directed by Frits Gerritzen and Gijs Linse. Gerritzen, an IP specialist, excels in structuring IP portfolios for both purchasers and vendors, as well as drafting and negotiating IP contracts. Linse’s focus lies in private M&A transactions, with a particular emphasis on carve-out and cross-border deals.

Practice head(s):

Frits Gerritzen; Gijs Linse

Other key lawyers:

Nicole Wolters Ruckert


‘Not only does the team have in-depth knowledge of the legal aspects of technology, they also have good and valuable knowledge of industry developments and trends. People in the team are easy to work with and are responsive.’

‘The A&O team is always available to help and has great response times. They are also very capable of translating our requests into concise and useful legal guidance that can be readily applied in our business context.’

Key clients


The Dutch State


Strikwerda Investments

Wolters Kluwer

IceLake Capital






Sea the Future

Thoma Bravo


De Clercq Advocaten Notariaat

De Clercq Advocaten Notariaat offers IT guidance to a diverse clientele, including suppliers such as software developers and cloud service providers, as well as buyers in the healthcare, education and public sectors. Natascha van Duuren manages the IT, privacy and cybersecurity department, with experience in outsourcing, cloud sourcing, procurement and related disputes. Meanwhile, Jeroen van Helden advises on IT contracts, software licensing and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Natascha van Duuren

Other key lawyers:

Jeroen van Helden; Menno de Wijs


‘De Clercq has a strong intellectual property practice. They work quickly and in an efficient manner.’

‘Natascha van Duuren is down to earth and is easy to connect with on a personal level.’

‘The team is driven, knowledgeable and proactive.’

Key clients

A2B Online B.V.

Advisor ICT Solutions B.V.

Akkermans & Partners Knowledge BV

AN Fintech B.V.

AN Valuations B.V.

Bourgonje B.V.

Coöperatie Royal FloraHolland U.A.

De Computerwacht B.V.

Delft University of Technology

Elles IT B.V.

Futureproof Group B.V.

Global Liner Agencies BV

Interpulse Automatisering B.V.

Joheco Hard & Software B.V.

Leiden University

Managed IT B.V.

Mostware Automatisering B.V.

Moveshelf Labs B.V.

MyCodi B.V.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Omnidesk B.V.

Qmatic Holland B.V.

Secura B.V.

Rotterdam Public Library

The Salvation Army in the Netherlands

The Salvation Army in the Netherlands ReShare

VFB Academy

Whispp B.V.

World Marrow Donor Association

Zooma B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised the Salvation Army on the migration of its main IT applications to Microsoft Azure.
  • Advised the Rotterdam Public Library in the aftermath of a large-scale ransomware attack.
  • Advised software developer Zooma on multiple software development transactions with research institutions and tech companies in the US, Australia, Switzerland and the Netherlands.


The boutique firm HabrakenRutten specialises in digital and built assets within the infrastructure, real estate, energy and tech spaces. Jan Brölmann leads the IT practice, offering expertise in outsourcing and cloud-sourcing transactions, digital transformations, big data and IoT, as well as high-end tech and outsourcing-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jan Brölmann


‘Jan Brölmann is an IP and privacy specialist with an outstanding level of legal expertise. He has a hands-on approach, collaborates effectively, delivers quickly, is proactive and is sensitive in handling business matters.’

‘Jan Brölmann is pragmatic, experienced and a pleasant advisor to work with.’

‘Jan Brölmann’s added value lies in his knowledge and experience in IT, GDPR and data security.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the constantly developing fibre-to-the-home and copper telecommunications market.’

‘Jan Brölmann is pleasant to work with. He is a dedicated and qualified advisor with a keen eye for commercial interests.’

Key clients

Royal VolkerWessels

Dura Vermeer


Royal Terberg Group



VolkerWessels Telecom



KWS Infra

Work highlights

  • Advised Renewi in an IT outsourcing transaction relating to the global implementation of an ERP-solution for the waste industry.
  • Advised Royal VolkerWessels in a cloud-sourcing transaction relating to a process outsourcing for the entire VolkerWessels group.
  • Supported Vialis on matters relating to the use of intelligent traffic light installations.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP adeptly handles privacy and cybersecurity issues, including regulatory enforcement actions and multi-jurisdictional litigation. The group is headed by Joke Bodewits, who oversees various EU and global privacy and cybersecurity projects, with a particular emphasis on GDPR compliance and data governance strategies. Chantal Van Dam is another key contributor to the team.

Practice head(s):

Joke Bodewits

Other key lawyers:

Chantal Van Dam

Key clients


Tikehau Capital


Wolters Kluwer

Zimmer Biomet

Amylyx Pharmaceuticals




Work highlights

  • Advised on IT governance, data security, IT security, cybersecurity, data privacy and governance and data optimisation matters.
  • Advised Insulet on data protection compliance, including aspects related to IT, cloud services, ePrivacy and cybersecurity compliance.
  • Advised PVH on data protection, IT, ePrivacy and cybersecurity matters.

Louwers IP Technology Advocaten

Specialising in IT, data, and tech, the boutique Louwers IP Technology Advocaten is actively engaged in IT contracting, outsourcing, cloud sourcing and regulatory compliance. Team leader Ernst-Jan Louwers has extensive IT knowledge including R&D agreements, outsourcing, software development and litigation and licensing. Meanwhile, Frank Rutgers advocates for startups and scale-ups.

Practice head(s):

Ernst-Jan Louwers

Other key lawyers:

Frank Rutgers


‘Louwers has a highly specialised team with solid knowledge of ICT automation projects. They are sincere and direct.’

‘Good specialist knowledge in the field of information technology.’

‘Fast and high-quality output.’

Key clients



Smart Photonics Holding B.V.

Sorama B.V.

Cycle Software B.V.


Satsearch Holding B.V.

iWize B.V. /


Hercuton B.V.

BioCheck B.V.

Nippur B.V.

Swipe Store


SOLV Advocaten

The TMC boutique SOLV Advocaten boasts sector-specific expertise including software, SaaS, e-commerce, healthcare and more. The group advises on IT disputes, licensing, digital data processing and online platform liability. Douwe Linders and Wanda van Kerkvoorden co-lead the team, with Linders representing IT and cloud providers on IT compliance and GDPR infringements class-action litigation. Former co-head Thomas Van Essen has left the practice.

Practice head(s):

Douwe Linders; Wanda van Kerkvoorden

Other key lawyers:

Yentl van den Winkel

Key clients




Aiir Innovations




Work highlights

  • Representing JD Knowledge in multi-million euro litigation against the Port of Rotterdam and subsidiary Portbase for database infringement.
  • Successfully defended a software developer in a multi-million euro IT dispute.
  • Advised 4NG on the acquisition of several digital agencies.

Whitebridge Advocatuur B.V.

Spearheaded by Anja Dekhuijzen, a ‘super specialist in technology and privacy law’, Whitebridge Advocatuur B.V. specialises in outsourcing, IT contracts, cloud and security issues, GDPR and related disputes. The firm is particularly sought after by clients with IT issues related to Serbia.

Practice head(s):

Anja Dekhuijzen


‘The knowledge and experience of this law firm – especially Anja Dekhuijzen – on technology and privacy law is very special.’

‘Anja Dekhuijzen is a super specialist in technology and privacy law.’

‘Anja Dekhuijzen always makes time when needed. She is very involved and knowledgeable.’

‘This team is very strong because it has all the necessary capabilities and knowledge in-house. They deliver first-class quality for a reasonable price, are pleasant to work with and fully understand the needs of their clients. I would recommend them to anyone.’

‘Anja Dekhuijzen is an outstanding IT and privacy lawyer. She belongs to the top in her field in the Netherlands.’

Key clients

KPMG Advisory Services B.V.

HZPC Holland B.V.

Technische Universiteit Delft

Bridgestone Europe N.V./S.A

ARAG-SE Nederland