Mrs Dorine ten Brink > Ploum > Rotterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 711

Work Department

Commercial contracts
IT & privacy
Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution


Attorney at law, partner


Dorine was the firm’s only female founder. She specializes in contract law and has a commercial advice and litigation practice. Dorine is involved in drawing up and negotiating various commercial contracts in fields including agency, distribution, (international) purchasing and general conditions. She has a lot of experience advising on IT contracts, covering subjects such as licensing, software as a service, cloud contracts, e-commerce, etc. Under previous legislation Dorine already advised on privacy aspects, but with the implementation of the GDPR privacy has become a real hot issue. Dorine advises on all aspects of privacy law, including complex international data transfers, whistleblower policies and online marketing. In addition, she is frequently involved in civil proceedings, for example relating to failing IT projects, and in disputes about attributable failures, dissolution, cancellation, authorization, price/payment, liability and tort.


Dutch, English, German


  • Dutch Arbitration Association
  • Netherlands Association on Dutch Civil Procedural Law
  • Netherlands Association of Computer Lawyers (VIRA)
  • Netherlands Association of Privacy Law
  • Netherlands Association of Information Technology and Law


Dorine graduated from Erasmus University, Rotterdam in Company Law and Private Law in 1991. In 1996-1997 she completed the IT Law program at the post-graduate Grotius Academy and became a member of the Netherlands Association of Computer Lawyers, a small and (still) exclusive group of specialized IT-lawyers in the Netherlands. Dorine began her career at NautaDutilh. At Ploum she is active as a lawyer and partner.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

Ploum is sought-out by clients for its expertise in e-health data protection matters, regularly advising and assisting life sciences and health care companies with a slew of data and cybersecurity issues. The team is also adept at advising on marketing and e-commerce sectors, including issues relating to processing employee data and international data transfers. The privacy team is co-headed by Dennis Zieren and Dorine ten Brink who are well-versed in issues that span IT and data privacy including contracts and data transfers. Nina Witt is also noted for her knowledge on privacy in the health care sector.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Ploum mainly acts for clients in insurance, contractual, product liability, and insolvency-related disputes. Health and safety issues are also a focus of the firm, which combines expertise from multiple practice areas such as criminal, insurance, and real estate to assist on these matters. Practice head Maurice Verhoeven is engaged by clients for cases related to professional and D&O liability, as well as shareholder disputes. Insurance specialist Natalie Vloemans handles all related contentious matters. Michel Jacobs and Dorine ten Brink are also noted.