1 March 2021, Amsterdam – Joris Willems will join NautaDutilh as Partner and head of the Technology Group on 1 March. The arrival of Joris and his team, consisting of Cyril Christiaans (Of Counsel), Eva Reinders (Associate) and Tom De Smet (Associate), significantly strengthens the firm’s Technology Group and IT/Data team.
“We are very pleased to have Joris and his team join NautaDutilh as of 1 March,” says managing partner Petra Zijp. “Joris is an authority on IT law, with extensive experience in the technology sector. His arrival fits in perfectly with our ambition of offering our international and national clients, as a full-service firm, a wide range of services at the highest level. With their knowledge of and experience in IT law, commercial contracts and the digital transformation, Joris and his team will play an important role. The technology sector offers enormous potential for growth, with several IPOs and increased M&A activity on the horizon, and with the strengthening of our interdisciplinary Technology Group, we are excellently positioned to continue serving our clients in this sector.”
Joris Willems: “The global digital transformation is at the core of my practice. This frequently involves legal challenges relating to new technologies, big data and cybersecurity. Transactions and contracts are often complex and cross-border. There is also a noticeable increase in IT litigation. I look forward to starting at NautaDutilh, a leading Benelux firm with a global network where, together with my team and other colleagues, I can offer clients the multidisciplinary, innovative and practical solutions these times call for.”
Lieke van der Velden, Global Head of M&A at NautaDutilh: “Together with Cyril, Eva and Tom, Joris is a valuable reinforcement for our Corporate and Commercial Group in particular and of course for NautaDutilh as a whole. The firm enjoys a strong position in the field of regulated markets as well as in the technology sector. We look forward to working with Joris and his team on leading cases and continuing to make a difference for our clients.”