I am an associate in our Dispute Resolution Group, based in The Hague. I specialise in commercial litigation with a focus on technology.
In recent years, I have been involved in contentious civil matters, with both national and international aspects, including contractual disputes and liability issues in the tech & comms, insurance and construction sectors. In addition, I deal with lease disputes (commercial and residential) as well as IT and software development disputes.
Matters I deal with often involve factual and technical complexity, so that it is not always just a matter of assessing the legal elements. By paying attention to all elements of a dispute I can support clients in finding solutions that benefit their business, whilst at the same time considering the sustainability of their valuable relationships with others.
By always staying in close contact with our clients, our team is able to offer tailor-made solutions. At Bird & Bird we do not avoid unconventional solutions, as modern times and problems often call for a creative mindset. Of course, our involvement includes litigation or arbitration and, in a later phase, the enforcement of a judgment. I also have ample experience in pre-judgment seizure of assets. A substantial part of our work is done in close cooperation with our international colleagues and colleagues from our other local departments. Where needed, we work together with external experts in a wide range of non-legal disciplines.
Being a litigation lawyer, I particularly enjoy converting our clients' position into a substantiated legal argumentation. I like presenting a legal or factual, and often technical, position on behalf of clients in an inventive, strategic and/or practical way, depending on the resolution sought. Over the past years, I have invested considerable time in familiarising myself with our clients' companies and their business and I am convinced that adding a personal note will help to resolve a dispute.
I am an executive board member of the Association of Young Litigation Lawyers (VJP) since 2020, which enables me to connect with colleagues at other firms and to keep on top of relevant legal developments and knowledge. I am the co-author of 'Het ex parte bevel', a handbook on IP law enforcement (Maas & Maalderink, BJu, Den Haag, 2016).