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Hendrik Struik

Partner
Senior Counsel

CMS
Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Netherlands
Languages German, French, English, Dutch

Hendrik Struik has over 25 years of experience in IT and IP, and as co-author of the first handbook on software protection in the Netherlands (Softwarerecht) Hendrik Struik is considered as one of the pre-eminent IT lawyers in The Netherlands.

Chambers praises his "enviable expertise in the sector and his excellent litigation skills" (2006) and states he is "an extremely experienced lawyer who provides very straight and clear advice" (2014). Hendrik has been ranked among the "Best Lawyers in The Netherlands" (edition 2014) for his TMC practice. His mastery of language enables him to phrase any clause or claim clearly and intelligently.

In addition to his private practice, Hendrik is also an honorary judge on the Court of Appeals in 's-Hertogenbosch and serves as an arbitrator for SGOA, the Association for the Settlement of IT Disputes. Hendrik shares "anything new or remarkable under the IP&TMC sun (or moon)" through his Twitter account.

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"He’s one of the top experts in his field. He’s very analytical and he basically wins cases for you."

Acritas Stars, 2018

“He’s the champions league of lawyers as far as I’m concerned. He is more skilful than most of his peers."

Acritas Stars, 2018

Education

  • European Law, College of Europe, Belgium

  • Dutch Law, VU Amsterdam

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Memberships

  • Chairman/board member of Association of Informatics Lawyers VIRA

  • Complaints and Appeals Board for .nl domain names (C&AB)

  • Copyright Law Association

  • Dutch IT Law (NvvIR) and IT Lawyers (VIRA) Associations

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18/08/2016
Trans­mit : TMC sec­tor up­date, Spring/Sum­mer 2016
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Glob­al Guide to Data Breach No­ti­fic­a­tions 2016
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Trans­mit, Au­tumn 2015
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