Quinten Kroes > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS Amsterdam
Quinten Kroes photo

Work Department

Data Protection / Telecommunications




Quinten Kroes (partner) has been active in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sectors since 1995, advising and litigating on matters requiring his specialist knowledge of telecoms, media and data protection law. He advises a range of players in the TMT sectors, in proceedings before the Dutch Authority Consumer & Market, the Dutch Data Protection Authority, the Dutch Media Commission and in court, on issues such as frequency spectrum licensing, price regulation, consumer protection and data breaches. His high profile clients include major technology companies as well as companies from other sectors that rely on IT, technology and data.

Quinten chairs the editorial board of the Dutch media and communications law review Mediaforum. Quinten co-authored Dutch and English language commentaries on the GDPR for Wolters Kluwer and Kluwer International and is the author of E-Business Law of the European Union (Kluwer International). He teaches telecommunications law as a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences.


Association for Media and Communication Law (VMC), Privacy Law Bar Association (VPR-A) (board member), Privacy Law Association (VPR), International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP).


JD Amsterdam (1995); Loeff Claeys Verbeke (1995-2000); Allen & Overy (2000-2010).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > EU and competition

The ‘extremely professional and knowledgeable’ EU and competition cohort at Brinkhof has strong capabilities advising on the array of matters, namely including complex merger control matters, and high-stakes litigious work relating to cartel damages. The team further assists in intended mergers and in advising on European regulations, and is also equipped to defend clients from an array of industry sectors before the ACM. Pepijn van Ginneken and Quinten Kroes oversee the practice, in which Hanneke Kooijman is a notable senior associate.

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Quinten KroesBrinkhof

Brinkhof continues to excel in the field of data privacy and data protection, representing key tech clients in enforcement proceedings and investigations by the Dutch Data Protection Authority, as well as appeals against its decisions. The team also handles GDPR matters and other regulatory issues for a variety of sectors including financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, platforms, and TMT companies. Clientele includes major US technology platforms, which the firm advises on complex enforcement matters. Practice head Quinten Kroes is a key contact in this area for many notable clients. Remon van Saane is key to the team assisting in a wide range of data protection matters. Media expert Remy Chavannes handles issues that span both privacy and media law, while Dorien Verhulst is a specialist in lawful interception. Manon Oostveen is also noted.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Praised for its ‘exceptional quality of work’, Brinkhof continues to be a leading firm in the media and entertainment sector. The team has a wealth of experience advising clients on a range of matters, including radio and television broadcasting, streaming services and online publishing. The team is co-led by Remy Chavannes, Dorien Verhulst and Anke Strijbos. Chavannes is recommended for her expertise in handling copyright and privacy matters for clients within the industry, while Verhulst regularly advises digital platforms. Quinten Kroes is another integral member of the team who is highly skilled at advising broadcasters and media distributors.

Netherlands > Industry focus: telecoms

(Leading individuals)

Quinten KroesBrinkhof

Brinkhof is a prominent force in the Dutch telecoms sector, adept in areas spanning regulatory issues, spectrum auctions, fibre roll-out, and patent litigation, serving a diverse clientele including network operators, infrastructure providers, and service providers. The team is co-led by Pepijn van Ginneken, a renowned competition law expert with a focus on telecoms regulatory matters, and Quinten Kroes, who handles both contentious and non-contentious issues in telecoms, media, and data protection. Remy Chavannes is notable for his telecoms litigation expertise. Dorien Verhulst excels in civil claims, enforcement proceedings, and administrative disputes, including spectrum allocation and pricing, while Hanneke Kooijman contributes expertise in regulatory matters.