Dr Elisabeth Thole > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile
Van Doorne Offices
1081 KM AMSTERDAM
PO BOX 75265, 1070 AG AMSTERDAM
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Dr Elisabeth Thole
Privacy & Data; Government & Regulation: Healthcare & Life Science; Consumer Goods, Retail, Food & Beverages; Technology, Media & Telecom; Financial Institutions: Pension services, FinTech; Cyper Security; AVG/GDPR
Partner and Head of Privacy Team. Extensively experienced in assisting clients with complex, high risk, cross-border data related matters. The Team is also specialized in e-commerce work.
Elisabeth is partner at Van Doorne as of 1 January 2016. Her 1991 PhD thesis “Software, een ‘novum’ in het vermogensrecht” addressed software as a novelty in property law, reviewing considerations on the position occupied by software copyrights in property law. Elisabeth publishes and is a regular speaker on IT and privacy-related topics. She has authored a variety of books on subjects including privacy (2010), IT contracts (2010), open source (2006), e-commerce (2001) and the Y2K problem (1998). Elisabeth is a member of the editorial team of the professional journals “Privacy & Informatie” (privacy and information) and “Tijdschrift voor Internetrecht” (internet law journal). She was nominated Legal Woman of the Year 2019.
English, Dutch, French, German.
She is also a board member of the Netherlands Association of Dutch Data Protection Lawyers (VPR-A), a former board member of the Netherlands Association of IT lawyers Vereniging Informaticarecht Advocaten (VIRA), and member of the Netherlands Privacy Law Association (Vereniging voor Privacyrecht), the Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law (NVvIR), the ITechlaw Association and the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), where she is Vice-President of the Data Protection Commission.
PhD University Utrecht, the Netherlands (1991); Dutch Law, University Utrecht, the Netherlands (1986), with distinction.
Lawyer Rankings(Hall of Fame)
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 practitioner’ Elisabeth Thole heads up the group, which also includes newly promoted counsel Özer Zivali, who is active in contentious matters.
- Data privacy and data protection - Netherlands
- Hall of Fame - Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution: Mediation
- Fraud and white-collar crime
- Industry focus: Food
- Industry focus: Information technology
- Industry focus: retail
- Investment funds
- Banking and finance: lender or arranger side
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
- Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences
- Industry focus: Media and entertainment
- Project finance and PFI
- Real estate
- Banking and finance: Borrower side
- Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory
- Commercial, corporate and M&a
- Energy: regulatory
- Energy: transactional
- EU and competition
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights
- Private equity