Mr Louis Jonker > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

TMT: Information & Communication Technology; Outsourcing; Healthcare & Life Sciences: Healthcare Information Technology; Cyber Security; Blockchain; Artificial Intelligence


Louis Jonker is a leading expert in law and technology. Louis has over 20 years of experience in IT (sourcing) projects, especially in the (semi-)public sector. This includes advising clients during IT procurement processes and drafting and reviewing contract documentation. But also assisting clients during contract negotiations and in contentious matters.


Louis has specific expertise in addressing legal issues of and setting up strategic partnerships for digitalisation in regulated markets, ranging from traditional IT implementation projects to innovative customer-facing solutions and data sharing schemes. Furthermore, Louis focuses on policies and projects concerning the responsible use and management of technology (AI, public cloud, cyber etc.), regarding contracts as well as governance and compliance issues.


Louis is a member of various professional and industry associations, he is a frequent speaker at industry events, and he is a postgraduate teacher in educational programs on healthcare management (MBA) and data science. Furthermore, he co-chairs ITechLaw’s 2023 European Conference, he chairs the programming committee of Sourcing Nederland (a Dutch member association for sourcing professionals), and he is an authoring member of a worldwide multi-disciplinary group of technology law experts that developed ITechLaw’s Green Paper on the draft EU AI Act.


International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)

Netherlands Association of Computer Lawyers (VIRA)

Netherlands Association for IT and Law (NVvIR)

Sourcing Nederland

Holland FinTech

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)


Postgraduate degree in Computer Law, cum laude, Grotius Academy, the Netherlands, 2008

Dutch Law, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2000

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Willemien Bischot and Dimitri van Hoewijk jointly lead the team at Van Doorne, which is noted for its vast expertise in healthcare governance, particularly from a regulatory perspective. The group also handles numerous digital health mandates involving patient data. Healthcare specialist Bischot primarily advises academic hospitals, and elderly and special needs providers with corporate governance and funding issues, while van Hoewijk focuses on market access, often assisting pharma companies and investors with reimbursement matters. Louis Jonker is an expert in technology who has vast regulatory knowledge, particularly in relation to digital innovations and disruptive tech. Tax specialist Daniëlle Westerhoff advises on M&A and collaborations, while Siego Boslooper is well-versed in handling restructuring and corporate governance-related mandates.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

(Next Generation Partners)

Louis JonkerVan 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.