1 October 2023
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Substantial expansion of IP, Data & Technology practice as Marc Elshof and team join BarentsKrans

Welcoming Marc Elshof to the firm on 1 October 2023, BarentsKrans will gain a new partner with extensive experience in the field of technology, data and privacy. Three members of his team are also making the move to BarentsKrans, with the firm of lawyers and civil-law notaries thus further expanding its IP, Data & Technology practice and broadening its services.

Over the years, Marc Elshof’s practice has grown into one of the larger Technology and Data practices in the Netherlands. His team has extensive experience in handling complex IT and data protection matters, as well as cybersecurity issues; it also has expertise in e-commerce.

With new data and technology regulations in the pipeline, businesses have a lot to deal with. An integrated and pragmatic approach is needed to translate these regulations into concrete policies and processes. This expansion allows the firm to anticipate on future developments and client challenges.

In addition to Marc Elshof, Anouschka van de Graaf, Job Julicher and Julius Louter are also switching to BarentsKrans. Having worked at BarentsKrans earlier in her career, Anouschka will be in familiar territory. Recently, Jan Jacobi also moved to BarentsKrans.

Managing Partner Jesse Zijlma: “We have long held a desire to strengthen our data and technology expertise. Marc and his team have successfully gained this expertise over many years and are therefore a valuable addition to our firm and our clients. His enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit and team-oriented approach are contagious. We’re really looking forward to working together”.

Marc Elshof on his move to BarentsKrans: “I’m very excited to join BarentsKrans and strengthen the IP, Data & Technology team. At its core, BarentsKrans has a pleasant, open and interested culture and has a keen sense of the opportunities a strong data and technology practice can bring. The team is already performing at the highest international level, and I am looking forward to elevate our performance even further. A deluge of new data and technology regulations is at hand, and clients need an integrated approach and concrete solutions to be able to tackle that. It’s exactly that way of working that I see at BarentsKrans, and I have the drive to contribute to it.”

Head of the IP, Data & Technology practice Jaap Bremer: “We’re very glad to welcome Marc and his team. In our practice, we act for innovative clients from various industries, including life sciences, telecommunications and technology. This expansion of the team places us in an even better position to provide solutions to the technology-related issues faced by companies in the Netherlands and abroad.”

About Marc Elshof

Marc has been working as a lawyer since 2007. At Dentons, he started building a Technology and Privacy practice in 2013 after six years in litigation. Two years later, he joined Dentons’ partner group, leading the European Data Privacy & Security practice group since 2019 and the European Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry group since 2022.