Nynke Brouwer > Stibbe > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Nynke has been a lawyer since 2011, specialising in cyber security, data protection and incident response services, and has specific knowledge in the field of cyber insurance. She also has extensive experience with advising and litigating for a wide range of clients, including insurers and brokers, healthcare institutions and public authorities. Nynke was awarded the national title of Legal Woman of the Year in 2021.

In that same year, Nynke received her PhD from Radboud University for her dissertation ‘A Legal Perspective on Cyber Insurance’ (De cyberverzekering vanuit civielrechtelijk perspectief), published by Wolters Kluwer. Nynke wrote her dissertation as an external PhD candidate in four years, alongside her work as a lawyer. Nynke remains affiliated with the Radboud Business Law Institute as a research fellow.

As an ancillary position, Nynke is chair of the Technical Committee Cyber, which is part of the Dutch Insurance Exchange Association (VNAB). She has written numerous research papers and case commentaries on cyber insurance, cyber security and data protection. Nynke has been an invited speaker at many Dutch and international conferences and symposia, including INTERSCT, PI.lab, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), the Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum (NCSC-NL), One Conference, and the Academy of European Law (ERA).

Nynke is also a lecturer for the post-academic specialisation courses Grotius Privacy Law (Radboud) and Cybercrime & Cybersecurity (Leiden), and a member of the editorial board of Computerrecht, a Dutch-Belgian academic journal.

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Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

The arrival of senior associate Nynke Brouwer in June 2022 strengthened the data protection specialism of Stibbe‘s TMT practice; Brouwer advises a range of clients on cyber incidents and ransomware attacks. Astrid Helstone is a key contact for data protection issues in the context of labour law matters, while Tom Barkhuysen covers intersecting administrative and data law disputes. Former team head Judica Krikke left the firm in March 2023.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

Stibbe‘s TMT practice group routinely works on ICT contracting, disputes, cloud contracting and software licensing for large corporates and the Dutch State. The team not only advises clients on IT procurement processes and contracting for mission-critical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and other ICT services but also represents clients in disputes related to failed implementation. Fintech and financial regulatory experts Rogier Raas and Roderik Vrolijk are key contacts for financial institutions and frequently advise on digital licensing matters. Having co-set up the Digital Economy Group, Jaap van Slooten focuses on the platform economy. As a recent arrival from Dirkzwager, senior associate Nynke Brouwer adds a new dimension to the practice, specialising in data protection and cybersecurity issues for a range of clients. Former team head Judica Krikke departed for Kennedy Van der Laan.