I am an associate in our Dispute Resolution and Commercial groups where I litigate for and advise a variety of our international clients in the retail, franchising, media and IT sectors.

I started at Bird & Bird in 2012 and since then I have gained broad experience in advising and litigating on behalf of national and international clients in relation to a wide range of commercial matters.

My practice focuses on both contentious and non-contentious matters, primarily related to the IT, media, retail and franchise sectors.

I have extensive experience in advising and litigating, among other things, in a variety of global franchise, distribution and agency related matters, marketing and advertisement matters, online defamatory publication matters, and matters relating to the development and rollout of online platforms, apps and IT solutions.

What I enjoy most in my work is the challenge of finding the most suitable solution for the client's business, by not only analysing the legal routes available but also keeping an eye on the commercial aspects and business interests of the matter. I very much like getting to know the client's business and sharing best practices and expertise.

  • Various cases before state courts and the Dutch Advertisement Committee concerning (cross-border) disputes regarding comparable and misleading advertisement campaigns.
  • Cases before the District and High Courts concerning online defamatory publications.
  • Several cases concerning the termination or breach of distribution and agency agreements.
Education
  • University of Groningen, LLM, International Law and the law of international organisations
  • University of Groningen, LLB, International and European Law
Admissions
  • The Netherlands Bar in 2012