Information Technology Law

Information technology law provides the legal framework for collecting, storing, and disseminating electronic information in the global digital marketplace. General legal issues increasingly have an IT character. We understand the do’s and don’ts when it comes to IT Law.

Our clients typically include users and providers of information technology, ranging from start-up enterprises to large multinational corporations. Our experts have experience in the field of e-commerce and privacy regulations. They may assist your business by structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements to meet your business needs, maximise economic benefit and appropriately address commercial risk while ensuring regulatory compliance.

IT contracts

The notion 'IT contracts' covers a wide range of contracts, from software licenses to buying hardware, to contracts for complex software development projects, outsourcing, and interconnection. Drafting and assessing IT contracts calls for more than solid knowledge of regulation and case law in the field of contract law. A basic understanding of the structure and organisation of IT projects is a prerequisite. Our expert can help you draw up IT contracts and/or advise you on the content of such contracts.


The protection of privacy rights becomes increasingly important within and outside the IT sector. Now more than ever, managing privacy compliance is a priority for all our clients. Privacy law institutes rules regarding the processing of personal data. With the establishment of the General Data Protection Regulation, the entire European Union will be subject to the same privacy legislation. These changes have a great impact on businesses, both online and offline, as they will have to deal with stricter requirements concerning data protection. The impressive sanctions and fines for non-compliance with GDPR is one reason to take action. Our experts can help you avoid any pitfalls so that you can stay focused on running your business. We keep a close eye on any legal developments, so that we can always support you on the basis of the latest legal state of the art.

(Online) software

Every company makes use of software packaging. This is not only limited to software on regular desktop computers; it is increasingly shifting towards mobile devices such as tablets and mobile phones. In addition, the use of online software packages and Software as a Service (SaaS), is becoming extremely popular. Do you develop software yourself or did you have software developed? If so, did you guarantee your IP rights? And make sure that maintenance, emergencies and support are provided (Service Level Agreement).

We can assist you with any IT-related issue. We know the IT and telecommunication practice like the back of our hand.

Your first point of contact:

Gerrit Schaak

Gerrit completed his Bachelor's degree in Law at the University of Utrecht and then completed his Master's degree in Private Law at the University of Groningen. After his studies, he continued to do internships at law firms in the North. He was also a research assistant at the University of Groningen for some time.