Mr Marc Elshof > Dentons > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

1082 MA

Work Department

Commercial Law, Information Technology, Data Protection, IP


Marc Elshof is a partner in our Amsterdam office and Co-Head of Europe Data Privacy & Security. He has specialised experience in complex IT and data protection matters.

Marc advises our global clients on their national and cross-border data protection issues and worldwide data protection strategies, as well as on cybersecurity issues. Most recently, Marc has advised on data breaches through our 24/7 data breach response service, cybersecurity, consumer tracking and the processing of health data. Marc currently assists several of our clients with the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in their organizations, and the operational consequences of the GDPR and other privacy regimes across the globe.

Furthermore, he advises our clients on their IT matters, including complex IT contracting, software licensing, SaaS agreements, and claims arising from failed IT projects.

Marc graduated cum laude from the Grotius Academy, where he took the specialist course in IT law. He regularly speaks at industry events about data protection in general and the GDPR in particular.


  • Member of the Dutch Association for Privacy Law (Vereniging Privacyrecht)
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Internet Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Informatietechnologie & Recht)
  • Member of the Dutch Association of Information Technology Lawyers (Vereniging Informaticarecht Advocaten)


In 2014, Marc graduated cum laude from the Grotius Academy, where he took the specialist course IT law.

Lawyer Rankings

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

With ‘a fine eye for detail and great advice’, the team at Dentons excels in cross-border IP litigation, leveraging the firm’s wider global network to act for clients in various Benelux and EU courts and in proceedings before the EUIPO. The team also regularly handles the IP elements of international transactions and has notable expertise in various online spheres including the e-commerce, social media and fintech sectors. Practice head Alexander Odle focuses on IP protection and enforcement matters, while counsel Alexander Van Laaren and data specialist Marc Elshof also contribute to the group.

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

(Next Generation Partners)

Marc Elshof – Dentons

The ‘smart, responsive and measuredMarc Elshof heads up the data privacy and security practice at Dentons, which excels in international data projects, benefitting from the firm’s global platform and experience in global data privacy and risk management programs. The group also utilises a broad range of tools developed by the firm including a cookie law comparison tool and a data breach hotline. At the senior associate level, Anouschka van de Graaf joined the team from an in-house position in 2020.