Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – Ranked as Next Generation Partner with Information Technology industry focus

“He knows his trade very well while also being a business man. He therefore knows ‘the game’ like nobody else.” (source: Legal 500 2020)

“De Jong has experience both in IT disputes and in transactional matters.” (source: Chambers & Partners 2019)

“An experienced international lawyer with an exceptional service level and attitude who has the background of a very large law firm and the service orientation and personal service of a boutique.” (source: Legal 500 2019)

“He combines deep legal knowledge, especially about IT-related topics, with the ability to understand the business of his clients.” (source: Chambers & Partners 2018)

“Widely experienced problem-solver” (source: Legal 500 2018)

Huub de Jong (partner) has over fifteen years of experience in:

  • Advising on legal aspects of complex technology issues.
  • Drafting and reviewing of (inter)national contracts.
  • Dispute resolution including litigation.

Huub uses his legal knowledge and experience in technology to support the strategic interests of his clients.

Function

Advocaat (Partner)

Admitted to the bar

2001

Education & Work Experience

  • Huub is Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E). He has a postgraduate degree in Information Technology Law (‘Grotius’). He studied at the University of Tilburg, VU University Amsterdam and Utrecht University and studied both Information Technology Law and Criminal Law.
  • In 1999 he started as an IT counsel at Deloitte in Amsterdam, after which he specialized as a lawyer since 2001 in information technology and intellectual property. He has advised many national and international clients e.g. in the telecoms, healthcare and IT/internet sector and also worked as an in-house lawyer for Shell and DTG (European Directories).

Projects

  • Negotiations as key member of the deal team on behalf of an IT supplier for the provision of shared services and the global transition to the cloud, including reviewing contracts, privacy issues and the alignment with technical, commercial and operational aspects.
  • Representing a data controller in several legal procedures regarding the compliance of its online processing of personal data with the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Solving a conflict between an IT services provider active in the health care industry and its subcontractor, including summary proceedings and settlement negotiations.
  • Advising a data controller operating in an international environment with the transfer of personal data to third countries and the use of binding corporate rules (BCRs).
  • Supporting a client during the implementation of a Wi-Fi network, including regulatory issues, privacy issues and the drafting of contracts.

Memberships & Other Functions

  • Huub is an editor for the Journal for Internet Law (Tijdschrift voor Internetrecht) and he regularly writes articles as an expert. He is a guest lecturer e.g. at the VU University Amsterdam, Leiden University and the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Huub is a board member of the Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law (NVvIR) and a member of various other professional associations including ITechLaw, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Netherlands Association of Computer Lawyers (VIRA), the Federation for Media and Communications Law (VMC) and the Association for Data Privacy Law (VPR).
  • Huub is a board member of Professor Cobbenhagen Foundation (Friends of Cobbenhagen) a special alumni network of Tilburg University in which very involved and prominent alumni of the university are united. He is also co-founder of the carnival association Kaaj Kapot.

Expertise

IT and internet law, data protection and privacy law, copyright and database law, contract law and telecommunications law.

Languages

Dutch and English

Recent publications

  • Kroniek AVG-jurisprudentie mei 2018 – mei 2020 together with Chris Erents and Esmée Fonville in Privacy & Informatie.
  • De verzoekschriftprocedure ex art. 35 UAVG in het internettijdperk, een noodzakelijke rechtsingang voor de betrokkene?, together with Lisa Molenaars in Tijdschrift voor Internetrecht.
  • SAP v. Diageo: wat zijn de gevolgen voor de licentiepraktijk?, together with Kees Daniëls in Computerrecht.