Huub de Jong

Legal 500 EMEA 2024 – Ranked as Next Generation Partner with Information Technology industry focus

With over 20 years’ experience as a dedicated technology lawyer (‘advocaat’), I have extensive knowledge about complex IT, data and outsourcing projects.

Expertise

My practice is ranging from

  • dispute resolution including litigation and mediation (mainly ICT and data privacy related disputes),
  • drafting and negotiating of (inter)national contracts (e.g. cloud sourcing and business process outsourcing), to
  • advising on legal aspects of new developments (e.g. cyber security, digital health and artificial intelligence).

Together with the team I use my legal knowledge, experience and deep understanding of new technology to develop practical and innovative solutions for my clients.

Testimonials

“Widely experienced problem-solver”, “Very good listener, sparring partner and easily translates your needs to a product” and “adept at handling disputes and IT contracts, often with an international component” (source: Legal 500)

“De Jong has experience both in IT disputes and in transactional matters.” and “He combines deep legal knowledge, especially about IT-related topics, with the ability to understand the business of his clients.” (source: Chambers & Partners)

Recent Projects

  • Representing a multi-brand system integrator for the court of appeal in a dispute with one of its customers regarding the implementation of an ERP software application
  • Assisting an online newsletter service provider with the transaction of its business to a global social network service provider, including vendor due diligence and contract drafting
  • Representing a patient organization with the compliance of its online platform, including a high profile procedure for the court of appeal re its responsibilities as a platform
  • Advising a business critical supplier for big pharma companies with its cloud strategy, drafting and reviewing of contract documentation and leading the multidisciplinary deal team
  • Supporting a stock listed internet-based business with its privacy compliance program, including strategic advice and supporting its data breach incident response team

Memberships & Other Functions

  • board member of the Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law (NVvIR)
  • editor for the Journal for Internet Law (Tijdschrift voor Internetrecht)
  • postgraduate guest lecturer e.g. at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Grotius Privacyrecht)
  • board member of Stichting Massaschade & Consument (collective action against TikTok Technology Limited and others)
  • mediator at the Stichting Geschillenoplossing Automatisering (SGOA)
  • member of various other professional associations including ITechLaw, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Sourcing Nederland

Some Scientific Publications

  • Kroniek uitoefening AVG-rechten door betrokkenen, together with Chris Erents, Niels Groenhart and Esmée Fonville in Privacy & Informatie (2023)
  • De verzoekschriftprocedure ex art. 35 UAVG in het internettijdperk, een noodzakelijke rechtsingang voor de betrokkene?, together with Lisa Molenaars in Tijdschrift voor Internetrecht (2019)
  • SAP v. Diageo: wat zijn de gevolgen voor de licentiepraktijk?, together with Kees Daniëls in Computerrecht (2018)

Education & Work Experience

I am a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E). I have a postgraduate degree in Information Technology Law (‘Grotius’). I studied both Information Technology Law and Criminal Law.

In 1999 I started as an IT counsel at Deloitte in Amsterdam. I specialized as a lawyer with AKD and Bird & Bird. I also worked as an in-house lawyer for Shell and DTG (European Directories).