Hanneke Slager

Hanneke Slager mainly works in the IT practice and advises and assists her clients with many types of national and cross-border IT contracts such as outsourcing, implementation, turnkey, agile and waterfall software development, licensing, hosting, cloud services, managed services, legal support after a cyber-attack. She also advises and assists her clients in and out of court in IT disputes, such as about failed IT projects and liability after cyber -attacks and software audits.

Hanneke graduated in 1982 from the University of Groningen in civil law and socio-economic law. After working as a corporate lawyer at Hewlett-Packard and Bull, she was sworn in as a lawyer in 1989 and has been associated with Cordemeyer & Slager / Advocaten as a naming partner since then. She has successfully completed her training as a mediator and she regularly acts as an arbitrator.

Hanneke regularly speaks at seminars and conferences in the Netherlands and abroad. She is a lecturer at IIR and a lecturer and examiner at the post-academic specialization course in Computer Law at the Grotius Academy (CPO Nijmegen). She also teaches in Suriname for SJSSN, the Suriname Netherlands Legal Cooperation Foundation.

From 2002 to March 2020, Hanneke was a board member of the Foundation for IT Dispute resolution (SGOA), the last ten years as chairman. She initiated SGOA Switzerland in Zurich, was founding board member until 2021 and still is a member of the advisory board. Since 2012, Hanneke has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the NL Net Foundation. From 2005 to 2012, she was a member of the Supervisory Board of SIDN (the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands, the registry that manages the domain names for the top-level domain .nl). She is a member of the Association of Informatics Lawyers (VIRA) and of the Dutch Association for Information Technology and Law (NVvIR). Since 2019 she has been a board member of IGAL, a worldwide association of accountants, tax advisers and lawyers.

Hanneke has published in various magazines and professional journals, mainly in the field of IT law. She is co-author of the series Recht en Praktijk (169) “From dispute to solution”, chapter 4: “Summary arbitral proceedings: store it or polish it” (February 2009). Lead author “Wegwijzer Automatisering en Recht” (1990); Co-author and editor-in-chief of “Working with Source Code Escrow” (1989), and “Doing business in the Netherlands” (2013).

Hanneke Slager has registered the following main (and sub) areas of law in the register of legal areas of the Netherlands Bar Association: Civil procedural law (arbitration and litigation) and Information law (IT law). On the basis of this registration, she is obliged to obtain ten training points each calendar year in each registered principal legal area, in accordance with the standards of the Netherlands Bar.

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