Quinten Kroes > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS

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 > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Quinten KroesBrinkhof

Brinkhof’s dedicated data protection practice ‘goes the extra mile’ to assist a high-profile list of national and international clients with the full range of data protection mandates; the team is particularly active in the TMT sector and counts T-Mobile, DLL and VoetbalTV on its client roster. The group is highly experienced in complex data work and has been increasingly active in data litigation; it is currently representing Google in Supreme Court litigation relating to the right to be forgotten. Quinten Kroes leads the department, which also fields online platform specialist Remy Chavannes, newly promoted partner Dorien Verhulst and associate Manon Oostveen.

Netherlands > Industry focus: telecoms

(Leading individuals)

Quinten Kroes Brinkhof

Brinkhof is seen by clients as a go-to adviser on a wide ambit of high-profile and complex matters relating to the Dutch telecoms market. Its first-rate reputation is reflected by its work for a diverse range of clients, such as hardware manufacturers, MVNOs and MVNEs, OTT players and network providers. The team, which is ‘very well-connected to the client’s interests’, is prominent in high-profile projects, competition-related and regulatory matters, as well as patent cases and civil damages actions, among other key mandates. Pepijn Van Ginneken has a particular focus on telecoms regulatory issues, and is an expert in competition law in a communications context. He co-heads the team with Quinten Kroes, who advises on and litigates matters related to telecoms, media and data protection law. Another key name in the area is Remy Chavannes, who has ‘outstanding legal expertise spanning the telecom, media and digital landscapes’.

Netherlands > EU and competition

Brinkhof undertakes advisory work and litigation across all areas of competition law, EU law and regulated markets. Pepijn Van Ginneken and Quinten Kroes co-head the team, which acts for clients such as domestic incumbents in regulated industries, as well as multinational corporates. The vast majority it mandates have an international dimension. The group handles a varied portfolio of work, which includes cutting-edge cartel damages actions (representing claimants and defendants), merger investigations and regulatory matters. In an ongoing mandate, van Ginneken and Hanneke Kooijman are acting for Toshiba in all follow-on damages litigation in the Netherlands, which has arisen from its alleged participation in the screens cartel. On the transactional side, van Ginneken and Kroes are advising KPN on the European Commission’s review of the merger between Liberty Global and Ziggo. Remy Chavannes and Daan De Lange are also names to note.