Robbert specializes in IT and privacy law. He also has a strong focus on copyright law, e-commerce and trade secret protection. Robbert has extensive experience with IT contracts and disputes, (international) data transfers and analysis, (privacy) compliance / enforcement issues and new technologies, such as blockchain. Before he joined Houthoff, he worked in the IT, Privacy and Intellectual Property practice of Kneppelhout & Korthals in Rotterdam.
In addition, Robbert is an enthusiastic speaker at seminars, lecturer for various educational institutions and is frequently asked for in-house compliance training courses. He also publishes about current topics within his specialism, such as the Dutch Magazine for Internet Law. Robbert is a member of the Dutch Association of Copyright Law, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Dutch Association for Privacy Law. Robbert was admitted to the Dutch bar in 2014.
Qualifications & Experience
- LL.M. Private Law / IP (Utrecht University)
- LL.B. Dutch Law (Utrecht University)
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