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Senior Attorney


Silvia van Schaik is a senior associate at bureau Brandeis. She specializes in information law, more specifically privacy, copyright and e-commerce.

Silvia is an all-round IT-lawyer. She does both litigation and compliance work. She regularly helps large international companies to develop protocols that ensure compliance with relevant laws and legislation and is fast to assist when a supervisory authority contacts a client. Furthermore, she has ample experience in combatting infringements of intellectual property rights, more specifically copyrights.

Silvia worked at an international law firm for many years. Prior to joining bureau Brandeis she was part of the IP/IT team of BakerMcKenzie.

She graduated from Leiden University in 2009. She also spent one semester studying in San Francisco where she got infected with the “tech law virus”. In 2015, she successfully completed post-graduate studies in IT-law at Grotius Academy.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

Representing funding parties in data privacy collective action litigation is a niche specialism of bureau Brandeis‘ data protection practice. Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm and Vita Zwaan lead the practice, with the latter also head of the privacy compliance team. Silvia van Schaik and Caroline de Vries are key information and privacy law contacts in the team. A diverse range of clients, including theatres, retailers, telecoms and IT companies, seek the team’s advice on GDPR compliance.

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

bureau Brandeis is known for its expertise in digital copyright litigation, representing clients in contentious e-book matters as well as social media IP disputes. Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm works on complex IP matters involving tensions between copyright enforcement and intermediary liability. Hans Bousie focuses on media and entertainment matters with associate Sophie van Everdingen, a key support in this area. The firm is noted for its range of associates, including Syb Terpstra, Sam van Velze, Caroline de Vries and Silvia van Schaik, who all are experienced in handling trade mark and copyright disputes in the technology and media spaces.