Willem-Friso is interested in information technology, block chain and artificial intelligence.

Furthermore, he is a permanent member of the Food & Beverages Team and previously worked at the Competition and Regulatory practice group.

Willem-Friso regularly teaches on subjects relating to his practice. For instance, he gave a masterclass on IP rights and open source licensing during the Odyssey artificial intelligence and blockchain Hackathon (2019).

Recent matters that Willem-Friso worked on include:

  • Representing a company in a license agreement dispute;
  • Representing a company in a trademark infringement dispute;
  • Drafting and advising on several commercial contracts, such as agency, employment agreement (IP clauses), license agreements, research and development agreements, general terms and conditions, IT services and maintenance agreements and service level agreements;
  • Advising DPG Media on the acquisition of Sanoma Media Netherlands from the Sanoma Group.


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Dutch Bar Association
Dutch Artificial Intelligence and Robotica Law Association
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LLM Corporate Law, University of Leiden
LLB Bachelor of Laws, University of Leiden