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What the team is known for Well-reputed telecommunications specialist acting for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors, including Dutch telecoms and insurance companies, hospitals, state bodies and regulators. Noted for its regulatory and public law expertise in the telecoms field, with experience in important disputes before administrative and civil courts of various levels. Also handles landmark competition disputes involving the main players in the telecoms market.

Strengths One client appreciates the team's "good knowledge of public law and European law as well as experience in both civil and administrative court procedures," also adding: "The lawyers deliver in time and with good quality."

Another client notes the team's "keen eye for the peculiarities and sensitivities" of the cases and the lawyers' "ability to model their style in accordance with circumstance and role."

Notable practitioners

Arnoud Boorsma is well regarded for his experience advising Dutch authorities on complex telecommunications cases, often involving broadcasting regulatory and contentious matters. "He knows the market and has the expertise," reports one client.

One client regards Gerrit-Jan Zwenne as a "good adviser and negotiator" and lauds his "depth and breadth of knowledge." He routinely handles unlawful intrusions of privacy cases for transportation companies and data protection complaints for healthcare insurers.

Jannetje Bootsma "has excellent knowledge of EU and Dutch telecommunications law and is a ferocious defender of the client's interests before the Dutch courts," affirms one client, also adding: "Her particular strength is working with a team of experts and uniting them to obtain the best result possible." She continues to advise local authorities on complex regulatory appeals and competition-related proceedings.

Associate to watch Jeroen Naves routinely advises clients on IT matters, including drafting contracts, sizeable technology procurement matters, blockchain technology implementation and disputes over the termination of agreements. Naves is adept at assisting both public bodies and private companies.