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Pels Rijcken

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What the team is known for

Pels Rijcken is a well-reputed telecommunications specialist that also has a notable presence in data protection matters. The law firm acts for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors, advising on matters that range from disputes relating to the 5G rollout in the Netherlands to data protection investigations and breaches. The team has a strong contentious practice, representing clients in class actions around data privacy and disputes concerning the right to be forgotten. It also handles non-contentious matters, advising on telecommunications licensing matters and data protection regulations. Team members are experienced in technology sector mandates, advising on the IT aspects of developing new apps and on technology licensing disputes.

Work highlights

Advised the University of Amsterdam on the data protection aspects of using proctoring software to monitor students sitting online exams during the COVID-19 pandemic, including defending the client in claims of GDPR violations and privacy infringements.

Notable practitioners

Gerrit-Jan Zwenne is one of the leading experts in the Netherlands for data protection matters. He is a popular choice with both public and private sector clients, advising them on investigations into data protection breaches and privacy infringements. He also has notable experience representing clients in disputes relating to the right to be forgotten and in class actions alleging the unlawful provision of data to third parties. Interviewees enthuse that he is a "great lawyer" and a "strong leader."

Jannetje Bootsma advises regulators and state bodies on regulatory and market investigations, as well as representing them in litigation arising from those investigations.

Jeroen Naves advises clients on the IT aspects of developing new apps and on matters involving AI. He also represents clients in licence disputes, and has experience at the crossover between technology regulations and data protection matters, assisting technology sector clients with data exchange regulations and security issues.

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Pels Rijcken

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Location

New Babylon

Bezuidenhoutseweg 57

The Hague

South Holland

Netherlands

2594 AC

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

TMT: Data Protection


Gerrit-Jan Zwenne
Band 1

TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing


Jeroen Naves
Associates to watch

TMT: Telecommunications


Jannetje Bootsma
Band 3