As a partner at Bird & Bird and head of our Commercial Group in the Netherlands, based here in The Hague, I have significant expertise in technology law and digital business. I am also a member of our Tech & Comms Group.

Focusing on commercial matters in IT and other technology-based industries, I am a specialist in digital business and technology contracts, with expertise in online business-to-consumer matters, advising our clients on all aspects of trading practices, marketing and advertising.

I also advise on commercial contracts covering distribution, sales, agency, co-operation and procurement arrangements, acting on behalf of suppliers and customers. Additionally, I represent our clients in legal proceedings in my areas of expertise.

In addition to regular speaking engagements at internal and external seminars and courses, I am also a co-editor of the legal journal 'Juridisch Up To Date' ('Legally Up To Date') and regularly contribute to other leading legal journals. I am a co-author of the leading handbook 'Recht en Computer' ('Law and Computer') (Kluwer 2014 – 6th edition).

I am a member of various professional associations in IT and commercial law, including ITechlaw, the Netherlands Association for Media and Communication Law and the Netherlands Association for Distribution, Franchising and Agency Law. Additionally, I am a Board Member of the Netherlands Association of Computer Lawyers.

Education
  • Grotius Acadamie, Information Techonology Law (cum laude)
  • UCL, LLM, Intellectual Property Law and Media Law
  • Leiden University, Master's Degree, Law
Admissions
  • Netherlands Bar Association