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Kennedy Van der Laan

TMT

5 ranked lawyersBand 2NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Kennedy Van der Laan

TMT

5 ranked lawyersBand 2NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Outstanding practice covering all aspects of IT, outsourcing, media and data protection. Remains highly sought after for its expertise in IT contracts and cloud services agreement negotiations, as well as advising on the establishment of new platforms. The media practice benefits from a varied clientele of publishers, newspapers, broadcasters and digital media companies to attract roles on a range of often highly publicised disputes, including advertising disputes. Acts on a variety of data protection mandates, spanning from compliance to investigation proceedings involving sensitive personal data.

Strengths

One client enthuses that the "service is top" and particularly highlights the team's "in-depth knowledge."

Another declares that the team "fully understands our business and the problems we face with our customers - the lawyers speak our language."

Work highlights

Represented Mediahuis, as publisher of NRC Handelsblad, in a privacy dispute concerning the right to publish the name of a high-profile individual.

Notable practitioners

Christien Wildeman has extensive experience assisting Dutch publishers and newspapers with publication disputes, as well as with privacy questions and criminal law matters. She also handles misleading advertising disputes. One client hails her as an "excellent lawyer and a great team player."

Hester De Vries is a distinguished practitioner with extensive experience in data protection compliance matters. She also represents clients in litigation concerning data breaches and privacy impact assessments.

Jens van den Brink is regarded as "one of the top lawyers in this area." He maintains a broad media practice encompassing advertising litigation, piracy claims and requests to remove documentary productions, as well as non-contentious matters, such as contractual negotiations and establishing new broadcast companies. One client calls him "the go-to lawyer for media cases."

Patrick Wit advises leading international and domestic companies on contractual matters, handling both contentious and non-contentious mandates.

Reinoud Westerdijk is well versed in assisting clients from the financial and technology sectors with outsourcing matters and the negotiation of agreements for cloud services. Westerdijk also handles the IT and e-commerce aspects of the development of digital platforms. One client praises his knowledge, saying: "He has very deep IT contracting expertise and a great aptitude for thinking on his feet."

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Netherlands

TMT: Data Protection


Hester De Vries
Band 2

TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing


Patrick Wit
Band 2
Reinoud Westerdijk
Band 3

TMT: Media


Christien Wildeman
Band 2
Jens van den Brink
Band 1