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Industry focus: Information technology in Netherlands

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s broad expertise includes a focus on developing technologies, such as AI, robotics, blockchain and distributed ledgers, fintech and the platform economy. Its multidisciplinary approach draws on practitioners who specialise in corporate, dispute resolution and public procurement matters. Jeroen van der Lee handles technology and commercial projects, as well as content digitisation and social media; he jointly heads the team with Roelien van Neck, who focuses on commercial matters in the IT and technology sectors. Tjibbe Douma was a new arrival in early 2021.

Practice head(s):

Jeroen van der Lee; Roelien van Neck

Other key lawyers:

Tjibbe Douma

Key clients

Adyen

Iron Mountain

DXC

T-Mobile

Catawiki

Emesa (subsidiary of Talpa)

Tech Mahindra

Cummins

Bridgestone

My.com/Mail.ru

TomTom

ACE Software

Epson

TQIS

Rackspace

Commvault

Work highlights

  • Acting and negotiating for ACE Software on all of its cloud solutions, licenses and other commercial agreements worldwide.
  • Advising Catawiki on cybersecurity issues.
  • Assisting Bridgestone on contractual, data protection, competition law, employment law, trade mark law and corporate matters.

Brinkhof

With a dedicated IT and outsourcing group, Brinkhof is well placed to handle large IT mandates for domestic and international clients. The firm has recently been involved in a number of projects relating to growing technologies, such as DevOps, software as a service (SaaS), AI and VR. The practice draws on ancillary support for privacy, data protection, data security, competition and media law. Eliane de Vilder has considerable experienced in commercial contracts for software and IT. Wieke van Angeren handles outsourcing, licensing and e-commerce issues.

Practice head(s):

Eliane de Vilder; Wieke van Angeren

Other key lawyers:

Teun Burgers

Testimonials

‘Very knowledgeable on IT contracts and IT strategy.

‘Their ability to work in contact and work closely with their patent department in creating litigation strategies and avoiding litigation is an added bonus, which doubles their scope in experience.’

‘Wieke van Angeren is an exceptional strategist and her advice enables us to avoid pitfalls’.

‘The services provided by Brinkhof are more than legal services alone. They are a good sparring partner, which leads to new insights and approaches.’

‘I worked closely with Teun Burgers, he is a very pleasant person to work with and takes the time to talk everything through’.

‘They have excellent strength and expertise in technology and IP litigation, handling complex copyright and licensing issues’.

‘Wieke van Angeren is a very accomplished advocate with great client handling skills’.

‘Specific focus of the firm on IT means that they have all the capabilities in-house to service us’.

Key clients

Accenture

Athlon Car Lease

BISSELL

CarNext

Comcast

Cybersprint

Danone

Data Masons

De Lage Landen

De Menken keuken

ERIKS

First Dutch Innovations (previously: TNO Companies)

Friesland Lease

Global Layer

Google

Hartstichting

Informatica

ING Bank

Intertrust

Kennemer Wonen

Leaseplan

MeMo2

Nedap

Oaklins

Perfetti van Melle

RTL Group

Scientia

Sketch (previously Bohemian)

SPF Beheer

Tele2

Tiledmedia

TU Delft

Uniface

USG People

Work highlights

  • Assisted USG People with the conclusion of an agreement for the hosting of business critical IT applications, which will support all its critical back- and front-office functions.
  • Advised international industrial service provider, ERIKS, on an important global WAN tender.
  • Assisted De Lage Landen (DLL), a global financial services company, in negotiating for DevOps services with one of its major IT outsourcing suppliers, among a host of other technology-related work.

Kennedy Van der Laan

Kennedy Van der Laan continues to see growth in its digitalisation practice and an uptick in instructions relating to litigation and pre-litigation work. With a focus on transactional, regulatory, contentious, commercial and advisory work, the firm is active in the technology, financial, retail, telecoms and professional services sectors. Patrick Wit handles IT and tech M&A; Reinoud Westerdijk is the key name for commercial deals for Microsoft; and Joost Schmaal, who was recently promoted to the partnership, handles large IT projects and disputes. Christoph Jeloschek is noted for cross-border litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Wit; Reinoud Westerdijk; Joost Schmaal

Other key lawyers:

Christoph Jeloschek

Testimonials

‘Solid contract drafting, fast turnaround times and advice that can be used in practice’.

‘Joost Schmaal has done an exceptional job by helping out with complex contracts that require a deep technical understanding of IT and SaaS’.

‘Joost Schmaal is a smart and IT-savvy professional that makes collaborating with an outside counsel enjoyable.

‘Pragmatic and smart in drafting.’

‘Kennedy Van der Laan is a highly professional law firm with an excellent understanding of our market and projects and the problems we are facing.’

‘Patrick Wit has an excellent knowledge of our IT-market and the problems we are facing within it.’

‘In-depth knowledge, high quality support, with good accessibility.’

Key clients

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize

Microsoft

ABN Amro Bank

VodafoneZiggo

Hiscox

CBRE

Lumileds

Work highlights

  • Advised and negotiated for Microsoft on a €1bn data centre and digital transformation deal in Poland.
  • Advised Lumileds LLC on numerous key IT deals after its divestment from their parent company Philips.
  • Preferred supplier of Hiscox SA for technology-related matters and disputes, handled numerous (pre-)litigations for Hiscox’s insured customers.

Stibbe

The TMT and digital economy group at Stibbe is at the forefront for advice on ground-breaking new technologies, including platform services, apps and self-driving cars. The team includes regulatory and procurement specialists and is adept at handling corporate and IT outsourcing matters. Practice head Judica Krikke recently setup the firm’s digital economy group which addresses new technologies, including AI and robotics. Rogier Raas is noted for financial regulatory matters. Senior associate Roderik Vrolijk focuses on fintech and counts large corporations, Dutch financial institutions and fintech companies among his clients.

Practice head(s):

Judica Krikke

Other key lawyers:

Rogier Raas; Roderik Vrolijk

Testimonials

‘This team shows it truly understands that being an effective lawyer in the information technology practice not only means staying on top of the many areas of law that come together in the IT practice, but also means understanding the technology itself’.

‘They help clients improve their understanding of technology developments’.

‘Judica Krikke makes you feel that she’s right there next to you to help face challenges head-on’.

‘Strong knowledge of the business’.

‘Judica Krikke is a good negotiator and has a strong reputation on IT matters’.

‘Stibbe provides directly applicable practical solutions’.

‘Stibbe dares to make specific recommendations and provides hands-on support where needed and within short timeframes.’

‘Judica Krikke and her team show that they fully understand the client’s needs and priorities’.

Key clients

Athora

The Dutch State

Royal Flora Holland

Q-park

Mercedes-Benz

Dutch Police

VU University Amsterdam

Work highlights

  • Advising the Dutch State on strategic ICT supplier management, including the transition to cloud-based solutions.
  • Advised insurance and reinsurance group Athora on its acquisition of Vivat N.V. from Anbang, and the related sale of Vivat Schadeverzekeringen to NN Group.
  • Renegotiation of Q-Parks group’s business critical ICT supplier agreements.

Van Doorne

The ICT team at Van Doorne is a market leader in global outsourcing and cloud transactions. It continues to explore new technology areas with clients, including AI, fintech, digital health and blockchain. The multidisciplinary team draws on strength from its experts in data protection and security, regulatory compliance, employment, and IP protection and enforcement. Bart van Reeken advises on outsourcings, IT projects and joint ventures, and counts large Dutch banks, insurance companies and multinationals among his client base. Counsel Louis Jonker focuses on disruptive technologies and innovations in the financial sector.

Practice head(s):

Bart van Reeken

Other key lawyers:

Louis Jonker; Ruud de Kleijn

Testimonials

‘Practical, pragmatic, insightful, solution-focused, no-nonsense legal advice’.

‘As part of the negotiation of law, demonstrated ability to quickly compare and contrast the law across multiple jurisdictions, highlighting potential risks and opportunities’.

‘Bart van Reeken delivered a unique negotiating approach leveraging simple, common sense examples’.

‘Bart van Reeken’s IT work is phenomenal’.

‘We are consistently impressed with Bart van Reeken.’

‘This practice is unique in being able to understand our complex business needs and the requirements for detailed long-term contracts’.

‘Attention to detail and ability to grasp technical concepts enabled both parties to focus on the substance of the requirements’.

‘Bart van Reeken is very approachable and drives for solutions’.

Key clients

Achmea

Aegon

Aloysius

Amstelring

Bizcuit

CACEIS/KAS BANK

CBS: Statistics Netherlands

Cobase

Gelre Ziekenhuizen

Holland AI

Municipality of Leeuwarden

Nederlandse Loterij

NKI-AvL

Radiotherapiegroep

Signicat

Solera

Verbond van Verzekeraars

Wigo4it

Work highlights

  • Advised Aegon on outsourcing the administration of its individual life insurance portfolios to IBM for the full remaining term of those policies, 46 years, with the relevant Aegon employees moving to IBM.
  • Advised Achmea on the acquisition (together with Pensioenfonds Grafische Bedrijven) of InAdmin Riskco, the creator of the first logarithm-based pension administration system in the Netherlands.
  • Advised Signicat on its acquisition of Dutch digital identity specialist Connectis.

DLA Piper

With a cross-border and cross-disciplinary team, DLA Piper is well placed to handle international mandates for large multinational clients. It handles the full gamut of IT-related issues, including IT disputes, corporate transactions, and digital transformation and cloud strategy issues. Daphne Bens, who is the team head, also handles broader corporate matters. Khaled Dadi was recently promoted to partner and is adept at advising on contentious and non-contentious matters, including outsourcing litigation for TMT clients. Joris Willems left the team to join NautaDutilh.

Practice head(s):

Daphne Bens

Other key lawyers:

Khaled Dadi; Jian-Cheng Ku

Testimonials

‘This IT group is different in that is very forward looking in terms of technology law’.

‘They are always ahead of their peers.’

‘Khaled Dadi is very versatile, knowledgeable and always on the ball.’

‘The team has excellent knowledge of IT Software & SAAS contracts, with a good understanding of what is going on with specific software vendors at a global level’.

‘Excellent services for software purchasers’

‘Khaled Dadi stands out, with extensive in-depth but always practical support’.

‘The IT team of DLA Piper in Amsterdam is a highly effective and cross-functional team with experienced lawyers’.

‘They have great attention for detail, diligent, pragmatic approach to difficult matters and thanks to diverse long-term expertise, they can assess the IT- but also commercial risks very well’.

Key clients

Prosus

Atos (including Equensworldline)

Irdeto, a MultiChoice Group company

Naspers

Accell

Inter IKEA

Tesla

Uber

The Financial Times Group Limited

ING Bank N.V.

The Carlyle Group, Carlyle European Technology Partners Funds

Saab Technologies

NetApp

CyberArk Software Inc

European Commission – DG CNECT

PayU

Work highlights

  • Acting as trusted business adviser to Prosus on project management, drafting, reviewing and negotiating various contracts and assisting with internal sign-off.
  • Advising Uber on ongoing legal, notarial and tax matters.
  • Assisting The Carlyle Group with respect to its technology-related M&A deals (as well as other funds including their real estate funds).

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Following the arrival of new practice head Herald Jongen from Allen & Overy LLP in September 2019, the IT team at Greenberg Traurig LLP has quickly established itself as a key player in the sector. The practice advises local and international clients on large IT projects, corporate matters and strategic relationships. Jongen is experienced in handling multi-jurisdictional projects, in the tech and finance industries.

Practice head(s):

Herald Jongen

Other key lawyers:

Nienke Bernard

Key clients

The State of the Netherlands

Schuberg Philis B.V.

Ohpen B.V.

Bencis

AlpInvest

SURF

Ministry of Justice Netherlands

Ministry of VWS Netherlands

Randstad

Work highlights

  • Assisting the State of the Netherlands in the ground-breaking negotiations with Microsoft (HQ) to make the use of Microsoft’s online products GDPR compliant.
  • Assisting Schuberg Philis in the negotiations with BNP Securities Services SA on building a global SimCorp platform for BNP Security Services in the US.
  • Assisted Bencis with the acquisition of Sun Solutions, a supplier of cloud-based enterprise monitoring solutions.

Houthoff

Houthoff has specialised practice groups in IT and the internet, outsourcing, privacy and data protection, and TMT. On the commercial side, the team handles e-commerce, commercial contracting and consumer protection matters. Thomas de Weerd heads the team and has considerable experience in the area; he is also noted for his strength in technology-related transactions and commercial contracts. Senior associate Jurre Reus is noted for IT contracting and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Thomas de Weerd

Other key lawyers:

Jurre Reus

Key clients

eBay Classifieds Group / Marktplaats.nl

PayPal

Intel Corporation

2dehands.be

Media Markt / Saturn

Ziggo

Telegraaf Media Group

RDW (Dienst Wegverkeer; the Dutch Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency)

HP inc.

Exact Software

Stichting BREIN

Work highlights

  • Advising Marktplaats (eBay Classifieds Group) on all its data protection matters, commercial contracting and consumer protection matters.
  • Advised China’s Shenzen Goodix Technology Co on the acquisition of NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solution Business.
  • Advising Royal VolkerWessels, the Netherlands-based construction conglomerate, on IT and data protection matters on an ongoing basis.

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff’s TMT team sits as part of the firm's litigation and risk management department. With M&A as a core focus, the practice is seeing increasing interest in transitional services agreement (TSA) and post-transaction (custom) software and data migration. Other areas of focus include IT contracting and litigation, outsourcing, blockchain, AI, electronic contracting and IT disentanglements. The team is headed by Hendrik van Druten and counsel Pjotr Heemskerk.

Practice head(s):

Hendrik van Druten; Pjotr Heemskerk

Other key lawyers:

Yannick Geryszewski

Key clients

DPG Media

PrivateTracer consortium

Vivat N.V.

Hartwig Medical Foundation

Nordian Capital Partners

Rohr-Idreco

Work highlights

  • Advised Vivat on the sale of the non-life insurance part of Vivat to Nationale Nederlanden.
  • Advised DPG Media on the acquisition of Sanoma Media Netherlands.
  • Advised the non-profit public-private partnership PrivateTracer on the open source proximity contact tracing app PrivateTracer.

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

The innovation, privacy and technology group at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV handles IT procurement, IT litigation, software law, data protection and compliance. Best known for advising the Dutch government on large IT projects, the firm also acts for private sector clients, including healthcare providers and health insurance companies. Meine Dijkstra heads the practice and focuses on IT law and data analytics. Gerrit-Jan Zwenne is experienced in internet and telecoms law and legal issues around blockchain, the cloud and sensor data. Jeroen Naves provides additional support at associate level..

Practice head(s):

Meine Dijkstra

Other key lawyers:

Gerrit-Jan Zwenne; Jeroen Naves

Testimonials

‘They are very pleasant to work with and know their business’.

‘Jeroen Naves is very competent, quick, and a nice colleague to work with’.

‘Personal approach, friendly, and with a good knowledge of the market’.

‘Up-to-date legal knowledge’.

‘Jeroen Navesis recommended for hard work, a personal approach, quick responses and good time management’.

‘Pels Rijcken is academically very sound’.

‘Good practicable advice, with a clear intention to find a balance between the legal merits of a case and the broader relationship between contracting partners’.

‘Understands the need to reduce costs and to manage litigation’.

Key clients

Schiphol Airport

Dutch Tax Authority

Cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague

Ministry of Defence

Total

Dutch Public Prosecution Service

KPN

Delft University of Technology

State of the Netherlands

Haagse Inkoop Samenwerking

Kadaster

Logius

Stichting Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis

Work highlights

  • Advising the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport on the development of the Dutch National Covid-19 App.
  • Successfully represented KPN in various disputes with Entropia, a Belgian network services provider.
  • Advising The Dutch Ministry of Defence on outsourcing its entire IT infrastructure.

Project Moore Advocaten

IT specialist Project Moore Advocaten has recently seen an uptick in instructions relating to digital transformation processes, increasingly involving multi-party collaborations. Its broad expertise includes experience in IT sourcing, outsourcing, cloud computing, licensing, security, e-commerce, AI and blockchain. The firm also acts for clients, which include multinationals and the Dutch State, in disputes, including settlement negotiations and mediation. Key practitioner Christian Van Seeters has over 20 years’ experience in IT law and IT procurement. Eva VisserLieneke Viergever and Irene Feenstra are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Christian van Seeters

Other key lawyers:

Eva Visser; Irene Feenstra; Lieneke Viergever

Key clients

Arcadis

ASML

BDR Thermea

BS&F

Dutch State: Ministry of Security and Justice

Custodial Institutions Agency

Justitiële

Inrichtingen

Employee Insurance Agency [UWV]

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

MLE (Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe)

Nikon

Picnic

PF Concept

PVH Europe

Transavia

Vivat

Work highlights

  • Advised the Dutch Police on the procurement of a new nationwide, centralised Emergency Control Centre system.
  • Assisted the Ministry of Justice and Security in its outsourcing of an integrated support organisation (ISO) for the C2000 national telecoms network used by the Netherlands’ public safety and security organisation.
  • Acted for MLE in a multi-party implementation project for a new ERP system and assisted in contract negotiations.

Vondst Advocaten N.V

With a focus on large IT projects and outsourcing, boutique firm Vondst Advocaten N.V also handles litigation and new technology matters, such as big data analytics, AI, cloud computing, robotics, electronic signatures and e-payments. The firm caters for a range of clients, from small innovative business to large global companies. Head of practice Polo van der Putt is noted for digitalisation matters, IT contracts and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Polo van der Putt

Other key lawyers:

Tjeerd Overdijk; Herwin Roerdink

Testimonials

‘In-depth legal knowledge of IT law’.

‘Excellent understanding of your business needs’.

‘Very available and accessible, with short response times’

‘Very solution oriented’.

Key clients

Centric

Dümmen Orange

Euronext

Inergy

Magnus

Novamedia

Otys

PGB

Randstad Groep Nederland

Softproviding

Haag Wonen

Work highlights

  • Acting for the major Dutch IT service provider Centric in various disputes, including litigation against a municipality and a dispute with Uniface.
  • Advised IT service provider Softproviding on an ERP deal with meat processor Vion.
  • Advised pension fund PGB on various outsourcing and technology transactions and currently advising PGB on the development and exploitation of a pension administration platform in a joint venture with Achmea and in cooperation with IT service provider CGI.

Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP focuses on corporate and commercial projects in the IT sector, and is able to field a cross-practice team with expertise in M&A, financing, competition, employment and capital markets. The practice has recently seen an uptick in instructions relating to data centre developments and financings. Key practitioner Frits Gerritzen is an experienced IP litigator and adept at handling issues with patents. Gijs Linse, who was recently promoted to partner, focuses on corporate matters in the technology sector.

Practice head(s):

Frits Gerritzen; Gijs Linse

Other key lawyers:

Floris de Wit

Key clients

Naspers / Prosus

Samsung

Wolters Kluwer

TomTom

Work highlights

  • Advising Prosus and Naspers on the spin-off and IPO of Prosus, a global consumer internet group and technology investor, on Euronext Amsterdam (primary listing) and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (secondary listing).
  • Advising Dutch Star Companies One, a special purpose acquisition company (or SPAC) listed on Euronext Amsterdam, on its merger.
  • Advising longstanding client, Wolters Kluwer on technology/media M&A transactions to strengthen and refine its digital portfolio.

CMS

CMS’ multidisciplinary team acts for national and international clients on cross-border IT projects. The firm has developed the innovative CMS Breach Assistant app to support clients that find themselves facing a data breach. The practice is also knowledgeable of new technology areas, including blockchain and AI, and also assists clients with digital transformation. Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians heads the practice and also leads the employment department.

Practice head(s):

Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians

Other key lawyers:

Rogier de Vrey; Simon Sanders

Testimonials

‘The strategic insights were invaluable. ’

‘Simon Sanders is a very practical lawyer and has excellent knowledge of information technology’. 

‘Simon Sanders is a sharp and strong negotiator, and also very pleasant to work with. ’

Key clients

Liberty Global

Comcast

Telxius (Telefonica)

Capgemini / Sogeti

Centric

Broadcom

Viacom

Kverneland

Mechatronics

Work highlights

  • Working as part of the uNLock consortium on an application to facilitate registration and communication on Covid-19 test results through a blockchain-based application in which Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) is one of the leading design features.
  • Advising IVU on the contracting by the Dutch government of the new electronic election software and related services, including advice on contracting terms and project control.
  • Advising PLUS Retail with respect to core IT systems contracting relating to the automation of core shop functionality.

Dentons

Dentons focuses on technology and data protection matters and, with the firm's extensive global footprint, the team is well placed to handle cross-border IT projects and disputes. Regulatory and compliance are key areas of strength, and the firm is also well regarded for licensing issues, SaaS contracts and IT implementations. Marc Elshof heads the team and has noted expertise in data protection and cybersecurity.

Practice head(s):

Marc Elshof

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Odle

Testimonials

‘The Dentons team is professional.

‘Marc Elshof is a real expert on IT-contracts who has in-depth knowledge on his clients’ businesses and ensures that his clients are properly advised and protected, without loosing sight of the counterparty’s interests’.

Key clients

Bauer Media

Beachbody on Demand

Champion Petfoods

Information Builders

Multisafepay

SkyKick

The Student Hotel

Polaroid

Simpel.nl

Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment (ASSIA)

Work highlights

  • Assisting The Student Hotel in negotiations with various IT vendors for the complete redesign of its IT infrastructure.
  • Advising SkyKick on its cloud services contracts with key partners and customers.
  • Providing comprehensive market-entry advice to BeachBody On Demand.

Louwers IP Technology Advocaten

Boutique IP and technology practice Louwers IP Technology Advocaten handles traditional IT and data privacy work, and also advises on new technologies. It is particularly active in IT litigation, contracting, outsourcing, cloudsourcing and compliance. Practice head Huub de Jong is adept at handling disputes and IT contracts, often with an international component. Ernst-Jan  Louwers provides strategic legal advice to IT and high-tech companies.

Practice head(s):

Huub de Jong

Other key lawyers:

Tom de Wit; Ernst-Jan Louwers

Testimonials

‘Good knowledge of, and practical approach to, IT contract drafting and negotiating’

‘Huub de Jong of this firm is very practicable and easy going. ’

‘What I really appreciate about Louwers, and Huub de Jong in particular, is the fact that he combines and translates his expertise into useful and pragmatic advice that is fit for purpose. ’

‘Louwers is a good, honest and transparent law firm, it takes responsibility and is always available if necessary.’

‘Huub de Jong’s talent is that his rich expertise and experience in the technology field of the law allows him to gain a deep understanding of the problem presented to him’.

‘Huub de Jong is not only pleasant to work with, but is a very good listener, sparring partner and easily translates your needs to a product.’

‘Great team, quick in responses, good support in law case and all our legal questions. Compared to other firms never have to wait to long.’

‘Tom de Wit is a pleasure to work with. He is easy to reach and a good sounding board.’

Key clients

SAP

Deloitte

Incentro

Greetz

ICT4Kraam

CycloMedia Technology

Broad Horizon

Group 2000

Grabowsky

Fysicon (part of Canon Medical Systems Corporation)

C-TOUCH

Smart Photonics

Work highlights

  • Review of contractual documentation for an IT services framework agreement for the European Institutions and contractual negotiations with the European Commission.
  • Successfully represented ICT4Kraam in civil court proceedings initiated by its former IT-supplier Facet.
  • Supported a large IT supplier during contract negotiations with a pan-European publishing company.

Osborne Clarke

The technology, media and communications team at Osborne Clarke has a strong track record in data protection, IT and IT outsourcing. It has niche expertise in fintech, mobility-as-a-service, and virtual and augmented reality. The practice is now headed by recently promoted partner Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen, following the recent departure of Jeroen Lub who established a boutique firm. Binkhuysen is a commercial contracting specialist. Cristine Brinkman focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A.

Practice head(s):

Coen Barneveld Binkhuysen

Other key lawyers:

Cristine Brinkman

Key clients

Infosys Limited

Wireless Logic Group Limited

MediaMonks Multimedia Holding B.V.

Tech Mahindra Limited

Ammeraal Beltech Holding B.V.

VolkerWessels

Facebook Inc

Snap Inc

Uber Technologies Inc

CarNext

Work highlights

  • Advised Facebook on a substantial number of advertising and privacy issues.
  • Represented VolkerWessels Telecom and its subsidiary Hyrde IoT on many of its technological innovative solutions and at the forefront of the rapidly developing area of IoT.
  • Advised Infosys on its acquisition of a 75% stake in Stater NV from ABN AMRO.

Dirkzwager legal & tax

Led by Ernst-Jan van de Pas, the team at Dirkzwager legal & tax has a strong focus on the healthcare, education, IT and public sectors. Noted for its strength in general IT matters, such as contracts, outsourcing, data protection and internet law, the firm also handles IT-related disputes. Van de Pas has considerable experience in mediation and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ernst-Jan van de Pas

Other key lawyers:

Joost Becker; Mark Jansen

Key clients

Stichting Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis

Flevoziekenhuis

Work highlights

  • Representing Stichting Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis, a hospital group with three major sites in the Netherlands, in litigation due to the failed implementation of the Electronic Health Record by a Portuguese IT-supplier in appeal (which was won by our client) and before the Dutch Supreme Court .
  • Advising Flevoziekenhuis Hospital on the negotiations and conclusion of a broadly oriented technology partnership with Philips Healthcare regarding the supply of IT-Healthcare systems.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a strong focus on privacy and cybersecurity, and also handles general IT matters and outsourcing. With a strong global network, the firm is well positioned to handle cross-border issues for large multinational clients, including multi-jurisdictional litigation. Joke Bodewits, Ruud van der Velden and Anita de Jong head the team.

Practice head(s):

Joke Bodewits; Ruud van der Velden; Anita de Jong

Taylor Wessing

Based in Amsterdam and Eindhoven, Taylor Wessing handles traditional IT work and emerging technologies, including AI, blockchain, facial recognition and advertising technologies. The team works closely with its counterparts in the IP, media and corporate groups to provide a full service. Otto Sleeking heads the practice and focuses on IT projects and procurement.

Practice head(s):

Otto Sleeking

Testimonials

‘They are unique in their direct lines towards contact persons – who respond quickly on support questions’.

‘Work gets picked up immediately and a response or legal guidance is provided in a decent turnaround time’.

‘Otto Sleeking is very knowledgeable, friendly and responsive’.

‘It is a young team with very practical IT knowledge’.

‘They are very up-to-speed and accessible with, a no-nonsense mentality’.

‘It is a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Otto Sleeking is a very sharp lawyer with extensive knowledge of the IT world’.

‘They are responsive, on the ball, have the appropriate expertise and experience and are able to really ensure that a client feels assisted’.

Key clients

Unisys Nederland NV / Unisys Europe Limited

Tata Consultancy Services Netherlands BV

Technische Unie BV / Sonepar Group

Kawasaki Motors Europe NV

DELA Natura- en levensverzekeringen NV

Stichting InMotion

Copaco

Astrata BV

Lidl Nederland GmbH

Leenbakker Nederland B.V.

Waarderpolder Brouwhuis BV (Jopen craft beer)

CZ Groep Zorgverzekeraar

Clever Franke BV / Clever Franke Inc.

Keylane Group

Brocacef

VONQ

Van Rappard Minneboo Klingenberg

Newly established boutique Van Rappard Minneboo Klingenberg focuses on IP, IT and commercial contracts. It is adept at handling the negotiation and litigation of commercial contracts, and cross-border trade mark and software license agreements. Roald Minneboo specialises in software development, SaaS, licensing and privacy matters. Helmer Klingenberg, who recently joined from Van Doorne, and Godert van Rappard head the team alongside Minneboo.

Practice head(s):

Roald Minneboo; Helmer Klingenberg; Godert van Rappard

Key clients

Achmea

FedEx

Wereldhave

Emark

APPSolutely

RGB+ Automatisering

Geostruct

Simacan

Felton

Woonstichting SSW

IZI Motive

Appical

Interpolis

EnerIso

Kumpany

Work highlights

  • Assisting 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.
  • Assisting Emark, part of the WPP organisation, a worldwide leading digital marketing company, with a broad variety of IT and IP services.
  • Advising, negotiating and litigating for RGB+ Automatisering, including the drafting of standard license agreements for new SaaS applications and negotiations with mobility parties.

Whitebridge Advocatuur B.V.

Boutique IT law specialist Whitebridge Advocatuur B.V. is active in IT outsourcing, GDPR, contracts, disputes, cloud computing, security and privacy matters. The group counts counts multinational blue-chip companies among its client base. Anja Dekhuijzen heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Anja Dekhuijzen