Quinten Kroes > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Brinkhof
Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS
Netherlands
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Work Department

Data Protection / Telecommunications

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Memberships

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).

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

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Brinkhof stands out in the market for its involvement in innovative and novel data protection mandates, and is particularly noted for its expertise in Data Protection Authority (DPA) investigations. Recent highlights include advising Google on a data protection impact assessment commissioned by the state government into its GSuite cloud services and use by government bodies, and acting for various publishers in an investigation by the Dutch DPA relating to the use of cookie walls on their websites. The highly regarded Quinten Kroes leads the practice, which also includes Remy Chavannes – who specialises in online platform-related matters – alongside counsel Dorien Verhulst and senior associate Anke Strijbos, who worked closely with Chavannes in Google’s right to be forgotten cases.

Netherlands > Industry focus: telecoms

Brinkhof is particularly active in contentious matters and is at the forefront of litigation in the telecoms sector. The group also handles corporate, consumer and privacy enforcement matters. Quinten Kroes is a key name for drafting and negotiating key commercial contracts in the TMT sector. Pepijn van Ginneken, who jointly heads the practice with Kroes, focuses on telecoms competition and regulatory matters. Remy Chavannes’ practice spans the intersection of telecoms, media and copyright law.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Brinkhof is highly regarded in the market for its commercial and regulatory work, and involvement in headline litigation. With a focus on work in the media, broadcast, internet and telecoms space, the firm acts for major international broadcasters, telecoms providers and online technology firms, such as Google and T-Mobile. Practice head Remy Chavannes is recommended for media and copyright law. Quinten Kroes has over 20 years’ experience in the TMT market and is adept at handling litigation. Counsel Dorien Verhulst has specialist knowledge of online reputation management and intermediary liability.

Netherlands > EU and competition

With ‘a hands-on mentality, excellent knowledge and a personal touch’, Brinkhof is a key contact in the market for domestic and international clients in the technology, telecoms, energy, postal, pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors. The group is also experienced in merger clearance proceedings and cartel claims; it recently represented Heineken in follow-up claims relating to the international truck cartel. Pepijn van Ginneken and Quinten Kroes jointly lead the practice, which also includes Remy Chavannes and Daan de Lange.