Introduction

Information, Communication & Technology

Our Information and Communication 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.

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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.