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 technology & (tele)communications, 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 we can support clients in finding solutions that benefit their business, whilst at the same time considering the sustainability of their valuable relationships with others. A considerable number of my matters are characterised by the involvement of public administration, either because they concern a regulated subject or because one of the parties involved is a public body. 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.
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.
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. Within our Dutch office I am participating in the D&I committee and the Recruitment Team and I am a member of the works council. I am the co-author of 'Het ex parte bevel', a handbook on IP law enforcement (Maas & Maalderink, BJu, Den Haag, 2016).