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ICT supports business operations and administrative processes as well as their renewal, such as digital collaboration channels for governments, healthcare institutions and companies, but also use of data in marketing, healthcare and combating fraud.

Pels Rijcken’s ICT attorneys help to facilitate progress in digitisation, ensuring that processes are compliant. This includes respect for privacy and attention to administrative responsibilities, as well as keeping an eye on managing probabilities of IT failure in the project phase, production phase and retransition phases.

Our ICT team advises on ICT sourcing, ranging from procurement and implementation of standard software or bespoke work to cloud services and outsourcing. Our expertise includes work for public authorities such as the Dutch State, provinces, municipalities, the Land Registry Office and the National Forest Service. This means our ICT team is fine-tuned to what governments need and is able to deliver in areas including procurement law, e-government, open data and open source, the Public Enterprises (Market Activities) Act, the Reuse of Public Sector Information Act, and data protection regulations.

Areas of expertise

  • Reviewing contracts and tender documents
  • Drafting contracts and tender documents
  • Supporting project management (e.g. monitoring milestones, addressing exit scenarios)
  • Supporting management (monitoring TPM statements, licence management, benchmarks, retransition obligations)
  • Assisting in dispute resolution (exit scenarios, retransition, licence compliance)

If a dispute does arise, preference will be given to reaching an amicable settlement. The ICT team at Pels Rijcken has significant experience in negotiating and drafting settlement agreements. If litigating proves to be unavoidable, our experience in litigation guarantees the best possible outcome, whether in court or in arbitration.


  • "Their strengths include commitment, knowledge (both juridical and contractual on IT matters), easy end professional contact, kindness in co-operation, strategic scenario thinking with their client and eyes on details." - The Legal 500, 2024
  • "Pels Rijcken remains the top tier of Dutch civil law practice. The quality is excellent." - The Legal 500, 2024
  • "Pels Rijcken's lawyers have thorough knowledge and links to the academic world that we appreciate." - Chambers Europe, 2024
  • "The team are easy to work with, know the public sector very well, and are always nice to work with." - Chambers Europe, 2024
  • "Pels Rijcken's team are up to date, quick, spot on and have an eye for the necessary details." - Chambers Europe, 2023
    "The team are able to consider the wider picture in matters."  Chambers Europe, 2023
  • "Pels Rijcken has a very solid team of excellent professionals. They are top class." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "The firm stands out through its involvement in collective actions regarding IT and data protection claims and is a go-to Supreme Court practice for other firms." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "Strong team, very analytical. Constant high quality." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "In our decades long experience with the firm, Pels Rijcken has shown it possesses an excellent knowledge of general administrative and civil law, as well as specialised expertise in the telecoms field." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "The team is quick to respond, and we always get the advice or the legal representation we need. Compared to other legal firms we encounter or deal with ourselves, their professionalism and solidity in what they do is second to none." - The Legal 500, 2023