Bird & Bird

TMT Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for Strong coverage of all areas of TMT, with particular strength in telecommunications matters. Often represents telecoms operators in appeal proceedings against ACM decisions on the regulation of access to the market. Benefits from a robust media offering, frequently dealing with sensitive cases involving unlawful publications and regulatory broadcasting proceedings. Also deals with cross-border IT projects involving roll-outs of online platforms, regulatory matters and the negotiation of outsourcing contracts.

Strengths Clients say: "The lawyers are pragmatic, easily contactable and willing to go the extra mile."

"The firm provides good-quality service and a high level of advice," confirms another client, adding: "The lawyers seem to co-operate very well with each other and also across the offices around Europe, which really helps."

Work highlights Represented Kaspersky Lab in injunctive relief proceedings against De Telegraaf relating to the publication of an article containing inaccurate claims.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise Marjolein Geus , reporting that she "understands complex matters and is able to make them understandable to us." She draws from a deep well of knowledge to advise local companies and international authorities on complex multi-jurisdictional regulatory assessments and disputes before the Dutch administrative courts.

Olaf Trojan assists local newspapers and multinational companies with injunctive relief proceedings and handles market-changing media regulatory matters. Clients confirm he is a "great communicator, a very strong pleader in court and a very hard worker, who is always available for advice."

Paul Waszink maintains a noteworthy practice in the telecoms sector representing leading local and international players in complex regulatory proceedings before Dutch courts of various levels.

One client reports that Roelien Van Neck "is a hard-working person," adding: "If you ask her to do something, she will do that very quickly and well." She regularly advises clients on international roll-out processes of online platforms, data privacy-sensitive outsourcing agreements and technology regulatory matters.