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Houthoff

TMT

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What the team is known for

Houthoff has a strong focus on e-commerce matters, as well as assisting with supply agreements and consumer protection mandates. It has a number of clients from the automotive industry. The law firm also represents clients in a number of IT sector disputes, including over liability for failed projects.

Strengths

A client reports that Houthoff's "strong point is its crisp and short advice, with a commercial view on the issues."

Work highlights

Advised Kia Motors Nederland on the creation of its e-commerce platform.

Notable practitioners

Thomas de Weerd often assists clients from the automotive industry with e-commerce matters. He also represents clients in contentious matters regarding consumer protection and failed IT projects. A client comments that "Thomas de Weerd is first of all a very pleasant person who is a good listener."

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Overview

Houthoff's experienced Technology, Media & Telecom team is made up of a large number of lawyers with in-depth knowledge of IT, internet, fintech, e-commerce and privacy law. Houthoff assists many players in the TMT market, including internet companies, ICT providers and buyers, telecom companies and innovative tech companies.

Clients engage Houthoff's TMT specialists to review and draft outsourcing agreements, software licences, service level agreements (SLAs), processing agreements, project agreements and agreements regarding the development of software, the purchase of hardware and the use of cloud services. Due to the importance of a properly functioning IT structure, extensive knowledge of IT is required – knowledge that more and more companies are outsourcing or insourcing. 

Domestic and foreign companies seek the assistance of the TMT Team in seminal mergers and acquisitions. In practice, complex IT projects have an above-average risk of failure. The TMT specialists have the knowledge and many years of experience, including in litigation, to significantly reduce this risk.

The processing and security of personal data is important in the IT sector. Companies need to be aware of the risk of heavy fines for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation from May 2018. Houthoff's TMT Team assesses whether clients are compliant with laws and regulations.

TMT

Houthoff

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Location

Gustav Mahlerplein 50

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1082 MA

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Netherlands

TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing


Thomas de Weerd
Band 2