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Allen & Overy LLP

TMT

2 ranked lawyersBand 1NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Allen & Overy LLP

TMT

2 ranked lawyersBand 1NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Distinguished practice maintaining its eminence in the telecommunications sector, frequently advising key Dutch operators on frequency auctions, as well as representing clients in contentious matters, including judicial reviews and anti-competitive behaviour allegations. Combines strong IT and outsourcing capabilities with data protection expertise. Acts on IT centralisation mandates and assists technology companies with contractual disputes. Also handles data protection and cybersecurity mandates, as well as data-sharing contracts and compliance with EU regulations.

Strengths

One client lauds the team for being "accessible and reliable. The legal advice is pragmatic and adds value to our business."

Another client praises the team's "strong knowledge and real hands-on mentality."

Work highlights

Represented KPN in a number of disputes with Tele2 concerning allegations of margin squeeze, violations to the significant market power obligations and overcharging.

Notable practitioners

Nicole Wolters Ruckert moves into the rankings on the back of strong client feedback, with one highlighting her "strong knowledge when dealing with privacy" issues and adding: "She gives pragmatic advice driven by a keen eye for the customer's position and has the strong ability to think along about solutions." She assists with cybersecurity and data breach issues, as well as advising on data-sharing contracts and EU regulatory matters.

The "highly knowledgeable, clever, well respected and friendly" Peter Eijsvoogel advises leading Dutch telecoms operators on contentious matters concerning anti-competitive behaviour and contractual breaches in the telecommunications sector, as well as assisting with spectrum auctions.

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Netherlands

TMT: Data Protection


Nicole Wolters Ruckert
Up and Coming

TMT: Telecommunications


Peter Eijsvoogel
Senior Statespeople