Mr Özer Zivali > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Privacy and Data


Özer is a member of the Privacy Team and is specialized in privacy, data protection, data technologies and (cyber) security. He has extensive experience in effectively assisting multinationals in complex, high risk, and cross-border data related matters. This includes high impact data breaches, the development and implementation of innovative data technologies, enforcement by authorities and complex data sharing structures, and strategic advice on translating the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the business needs of clients.

Özer has also extensive experience in advising companies on other data protection related matters, such as negotiating data processing or other data protection related agreements, loyalty programs, profiling, compliance projects for customer and employee data, apps, web shops, and international transfers of personal data, including Binding Corporate Rules. Özer also has experience in IT contracting and outsourcing.


Dutch, English, Turkish


Özer is a member of the Dutch Association for Privacy Law (VPR) and the Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law (NVvIR).


Özer studied for a Bachelor’s degree in European Law School at Maastricht University. He went on to obtain a Master’s degree in European Law School and a Master’s degree in Dutch Law, specializing in commercial and corporate law, also from Maastricht University.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

(Rising stars)

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The ‘pragmatic and fast-paced’ practice at Van Doorne handles the full range of data protection and cybersecurity mandates with significant expertise in high-risk, multi-jurisdictional matters including contentious work. Recent highlights include advising GGD GHOR on a Dutch DPA investigation in relation to a data theft involving the processing of Covid-19 health data; and acting for New York Pizza, which was involved in an extortion threat following the theft of its customer and employee data. ‘Calm, precise and pragmatic practitionerElisabeth Thole heads up the group, which also includes newly promoted counsel Özer Zivali, who is active in contentious matters.