About Me

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).
Cases
  • I represented an international client in a dispute with several Dutch internet service providers (ISPs), in which we successfully initiated preliminary relief proceedings to demand the immediate take down of hundreds of email accounts used by an anonymous perpetrator for stalking and threatening, and to be provided with the personal data of the customer of the ISPs.
  • My team and I represent one of the largest construction groups in various disputes with commissioning parties and subcontractors. Disputes usually concern large-scale, long-term and innovative construction projects involving many parties and stakeholders. We also deal with the related insurance law matters, which practice includes, inter alia, machinery breakdowns, PI policies and corporate liability insurances (AVB).
  • I have represented a leading international online service platform in several disputes concerning contractual cooling-off clauses related to affiliates in a specific and innovative type of online marketing.
  • My team and I represented a multinational in a dispute on whether the counterparty - a major European company - was obliged to purchase a certain minimum amount of services from our client and whether it would have to pay the remaining amount of this minimum spend commitment. All claims were awarded.
  • I represented a leading multinational digital services provider in a variety of disputes relating to large, inter alia, international migration projects, interconnectivity, purchase commitments as well as the access to and development of its key facilities.
Education

Studied

  • University of Amsterdam (IViR), Master's degree, Information Law
  • Mahidol University Bangkok, Exchange in International Business and Economics
  • Utrecht University, Bachelor's degree

Admissions

  • Admitted to the Netherlands Bar in 2016.
  • I have registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar's register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): general practise (civil law) and civil procedural law. Based on this registration, I am required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.
  • I am a member of the Dutch Associations for Civil Law (VBR), Procedural Law (NVvP) and Insurance (VVVW). Moreover, I am a board member of the Dutch Association for Young Litigation Lawyers (VJP).
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