Tech & Digital

Geert Potjewijd
Axel Arnbak
Arjan Kleinhout
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Leading advice on cutting-edge advancements

... from the leader in the Dutch marker for high-end data and technology work.

Our clients are the major players in data-heavy industries, ranging from Silicon Valley's big tech firms, significant digital platforms and leading financial institutions to retail companies. Our expertise covers consumer class actions, strategic boardroom advice, internal investigations, M&A, cyber security incidents and enforcements actions by the Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), the European Commission and the Consumer and Markets Authority (ACM).

We understand the opportunities and the risks associated with the platform economy. We help digital platforms harness the power of data analytics by navigating through the complex legal landscape for privacy and consumer protection. We enable companies to realise customer-centric innovation and analytics, through cutting-edge advice on the the application of pseudonymisation, machine learning and related technology.


Axel arnbak

Axel Arnbak

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Tech savvy... top-quality advice in high-profile matters that require a bigger picture view... The team is very good at providing pragmatic advice based on excellent legal and strategic analysis. a fresh, pragmatic approach and always seems to find creative solutions.

Legal 500, 2021
Legal 500, 2021


18 December 2020

Competition Law in the Digital Age

Our Competition Law in the Digital Age newsletter, a quarterly publication intends to provide insights on modern-day competition law developments in a bite-sized format.
15 July 2020

Managing artificial intelligence: how companies can keep up

In their recent master class, our experts Axel Arnbak, Oscar Lamme and Ties Boonzajer Flaes looked at the various aspects of dealing with the ever-changing AI landscape, including EU and Dutch regulatory developments in this area.
16 December 2019

Our IAPP panel on convergence of data-related enforcement in digital age – key insights

The ongoing intertwinement of data protection, competition and consumer law (see our earlier article) explains why authorities of all stripes are turning the spotlight on companies’ personal data collection and monetisation practices. Does this mean that competition and consumer authorities can enforce data protection law on par with or instead of the DPAs? Do the various authorities work together or compete with one another? What does this mean for consumers and do individual claims for damages offer more meaningful protection than enforcement by public authorities? These questions were in the spotlight at a panel discussion organised by De Brauw at the recent IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress. De Brauw's Axel Arnbak moderated the discussion between the Netherlands Competition and Consumer Authority's chairman Martijn Snoep and two partners from our Best Friends network, Vera Jungkind (Hengeler Mueller) and Jordan Ellison (Slaughter and May). This article highlights key insights from the panel.