IT law

We think IT law is the most challenging area of expertise there is! Because of continuous technological developments, IT law is innovative and very much alive. In our every day practice we advise on how to deal with automation projects gone wrong and attacks on IT systems by hackers, and on drafting different types of IT contracts plus negotiating about them, amongst these contracts on delivering or transferring software and intellectual property, licence terms, service level agreements, migration agreements and outsourcing agreements. If we can’t settle and are forced to litigate, we fight to win. We are proud of all the judgments that have been rendered in favour of our clients. Apart form that, there are lots of issues to keep us busy. How to deal with, for example, the duty of care that an IT supplier has according to case law? How to mitigate risks in contract without losing sight of the commercial interest? What to arrange for when you deliver third party software? What to keep in mind when outsourcing or delivering IT management? How to protect the intellectual property rights of the enterprise? In other words, a multifaceted practice in a constant flux.

We would gladly help you with all your questions on IT law. Please contact one of our IT attorneys-at-law for more information.

Amongst others:

  • Contracts
  • Disputes
  • Tendering
  • Intellectual property
  • Outsourcing
  • Privacy

Case – IT conflict


  • Overview
    • All facts and circumstances, in chronological order
    • Commercial and financial interests, setting
    • Contractual arrangements and legal position, cross-border issues
    • Availability of client’s employees involved and of possible auxiliary persons
  • Investigation
    • Possible causes of the conflict
    • Fall-back possibilities and dependences (technical or organizational, deadlines)
    • Consequences of termination (exit arrangements, alternative products, involving third parties to finish the project, obligation to issue a call for new tenders, etc.)
  • Actions
    • Possible actions to safeguard legal position
    • Mapping out the case and securing evidence
    • Engaging expert(s)
    • Establishing: can we continue?
    • Setting objectives and strategy together with the client
    • Taking charge in dealing with the case
  • Searching for solutions
    • Investigating the possibilities for an amicable settlement, possibly with the help of a third party (conflict prevention or mediation)
    • Investigating the possibilities to reduce the dispute or to divide it in separate parts and deal with these in different ways
    • Making arrangements with the other party on steps to be taken subsequently
    • Negotiating a solution and settlement agreement
    • Conducting legal proceedings – if required
    • Assisting in legal proceedings (arbitration or in court or in appeal) if the case is not settled