I've been based in The Hague with Bird & Bird since our office opened here in 2001. Today, I'm a partner in our Intellectual Property Group and jointly head our tech & comms team in the Netherlands. You'll also find me on our global Executive Committee.

I was admitted to the bar in 1991, and in the years since then I've developed in-depth knowledge and experience in patent litigation in the electronics, life sciences and food sectors.

Here at Bird & Bird I'm dedicated to intellectual property litigation and providing strategic advice, with a focus on international patent disputes, trademark litigation (especially in the anti-counterfeit space), trade secrets litigation and IP transactions. I am proud that working and mastering the field of IP is what I have been doing since I graduated, working together with magnificent people in our Dutch IP team.

Where will you find me? In all the best places including Chambers, Legal500 and Who's Who Legal Patents. Over the years, my work has been recognised internationally, from the World Leader Award for best contribution to European patent litigation to the ILO's Client Choice Award.

Education
  • University of Groningen
Admissions
  • The Hague Bar, Netherlands in 1991