Mr Sven Wakker > Dirkzwager > Arnhem, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Intellectual Property and IT Law




Sven Wakker joined Dirkzwager in 2018. He works mainly in the field of IT contracting for partners Ernst-Jan van de Pas and Mark Jansen. Sven has had an important role in drafting of the LHV standard terms (mentioned below), in many contract negotiations with Chipsoft for several hospitals and (associations of) general practitioners and in projects on behalf of several municipalities.

He has achieved a reputation in the healthcare sector as smart yet practical and amicable tech lawyer specialized in concluding contracts for all kinds of software in the healthcare sector (including addressing the underlying purchasing structure with e.g. associations that act on behalf of the healthcare providers, questions whether the software qualifies as a medical device, the privacy aspects of such contracts, etc.)


Dutch, English


Master of Law & ICT
Dutch Law (IT law)

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Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

Dirkzwager’s Arnhem-based IT practice is sought out by clients for a range of matters, including contracts for hardware and software service agreements, disputes concerning failed automation projects and software, and data protection issues. The team, led by Ernst-Jan van de Pas, regularly works on IT-related matters in the healthcare and life sciences sector, including handling cases that reach the Supreme Court and negotiating tech partnerships between hospitals and high-tech medical devices companies. Mark Jansen heads the data protection and cybersecurity teams and is instrumental in drafting GIBIT terms (new conditions for procuring IT services and products) in Dutch municipalities. Joost Becker is a soft IP specialist, representing clients in contentious design rights, copyrights and image rights as well as advertising disputes. Christel Jeunink focuses on IP contracting, R&D projects and licensing agreements. Associate Sven Wakker drafts IT contracts and is a key member of the privacy and IT teams.