ICT & Telecoms
'Outstanding - top of the link for privacy work in the Netherlands. I trust it completely.'
Chambers Europe 2012
De Brauw's Information, Communication and Technology practice has moved in parallel with trends in the industry of large scale outsourcings, establishing shared service centres, setting up financial portals, and financial institutions teaming up with other big players. At the same time the development of online trading and virtual stock exchanges, e-business vehicles, online payment systems, m-banking, and the use of the online possibilities to market or send investment information via websites or e-mail continues to generate an increasing awareness amongst financial institutions of data protection/privacy. In all these fields De Brauw assists and advises both Dutch-based and non Dutch-based multinationals on Dutch law, and in many cases taking the lead in providing strategic advice on structuring an e-business on a European basis. This advice frequently involves our coordinating advice, via our international network, from foreign counsel, including cooperating closely with US counsel.
De Brauw's Telecommunications practice is one of the largest in the Netherlands. We are active in the full spectrum of the communications sector, and in all relevant aspects of the law from regulatory, contracts, litigation and competition law to mergers and acquisitions. The combination of a strong regulatory practice combined with our first rate commercial and corporate capabilities makes De Brauw's Telecommunications practice one of the best in the Netherlands. Our clients in this area include various fixed and wireless telecom companies, with and without networks and other companies which require the use of frequencies. Specifically, we have represented (potential) bidders in a broad range of telecom projects, telecom companies in (successful) requests for injunctions against decisions to regulate mobile call termination charges and a fixed operator with a worldwide network in a dispute concerning sea cable access, amongst others.
Please contact Bart van Reeken or Jan Pieter Hustinx for more information.