Mr Joost Schmaal > Kennedy Van der Laan > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Kennedy Van der Laan
1014 BG
P.O. Box 58188, 1040HD
Joost Schmaal photo

Work Department



Associate Partner


Having spent several periods in-house at clients, Joost views legal challenges from a broader business perspective. Joost is closely involved with Kennedy Van der Laan’s legal tech initiatives. He has developed several tools, often in cooperation with his clients, to optimise processes and to use legal tech in a clever way. He also regularly advises clients who want to use legal tech in their organisation.

Joost simultaneously studied Law and English Language & Culture at the University of Amsterdam. In 2014, he completed the postgraduate course in IT law of Grotius Academy cum laude. Joost is a member of various associations in the field of information technology and law and regularly publishes in legal and non-legal professional journals.

In its 2017 and 2018 rankings, Legal 500 identified Joost as a Next Generation Lawyer.




Mr./LLM, Law (IT and Intellectual Property Law)
University of Amsterdam, 2007
MA, English Language and Culture (Bachelor and master in English Literature)
University of Amsterdam, 2008
Specialisation Information Law
VIRA / Grotius Academy, 2014

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

Within: Next Generation Partners -

Joost Schmaal

Kennedy Van der Laan

Kennedy Van der Laan is highlighted for its ‘fast and in-depth advice, ability to understand business problems, and for offering the right solutions‘. In addition to outsourcing and other IT projects, the team also handles  IT disputes, e-commerce mandates, cybercrime, and public procurement matters. Patrick Wit is in demand for his ‘negotiation expertise‘, while other well-regarded partners include Joost Linnemann, Hester de Vries, and Christoph Jeloschek; senior associate Joost Schmaal is also a name to note. The team counts TNT,  McDonald’s and Stichting BKR among its broad client base.