Core qualities of Sil: Creative, strategic, reliable and thoughtful. His article “The clash between IP and Privacy rights” published in the legal area trade magazine “Privacy & Information” has caused something of a stir. With his statement that the expiration date of the “Lycos-Pessers doctrine” has expired, he is seen as a pioneer in both jurisdictions. Universities and colleges regularly approach Sil to provide lectures on these topics. Customers seek his advice for matters of IT-law, Media related matters and Privacy law as well. Within the latter legal area, it often revolves around the interface between freedom of expression and unlawful publications.