Brinkhof

TMT Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for Combined and fully integrated TMT practice that serves a large client base consisting of multinational technology companies, a wide range of media outlets and important telecoms operators. Has notable experience in media sector litigation, including defamation claims and regulatory disputes. Known for taking on mandates that blur the distinction between areas of media, IT and data protection, such as right to be forgotten suits. Advises on IT outsourcing agreements and both contentious and non-contentious data privacy issues. Additionally able to assist leading telecoms service providers with competition proceedings and regulatory litigation related to the telecommunication sector.

Strengths"The lawyers have deep knowledge and experience in the ICT field, which makes working with them very efficient," say clients, who also highlight the firm's "one-stop shop" approach.

Clients also describe the team as "very clever, accurate and polite."

Work highlights Assisted Intertrust with its strategic collaboration with Viteos, aimed at supporting Intertrust's technological development.

Notable practitioners

The "impressive" Eliane De Vilder is frequently retained by Dutch and multinational companies from a variety of industries, such as mechanical, IT and financial. Clients benefit from her expert advice on IT contracts, regulatory concerns and outsourcing agreements.

Quinten Kroes is "fast and has excellent writing and communication skills," one client enthuses. He draws upon a lengthy track record advising on data exchanges, regulatory compliance and contentious proceedings for a roster of leading players in the telecoms, financial and pharmaceutical industries.

Impressed clients report that Remy Chavannes ' "strength lies in his analytical work, full knowledge of decisions of the European and national courts, capability to understand the needs of the business, clear language and good interaction with the client." He provides expert advice for media sector clients on administrative litigation, defamation and other proceedings involving data privacy aspects.

Clients think Wieke Van Angeren is an "experienced and creative lawyer," who "gets in the details of the contracts, is very skilled at negotiating and a pleasure to work with." She often handles complex IT contract negotiations and outsourcing projects for global administrative and financial services providers.