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Digital Economy

Digital transformation is all about using the latest technology to improve your business model. Digital technology creates new business opportunities which in turn creates a whole new range of tax and legal challenges such as contracting, data protection, privacy questions, intellectual property, consumer protection and competition issues.

11-05-2022

Since 1 May 2022, virtual currency service providers and custodian wallets providers operating in Belgium must be registered with the FSMA and must comply with Belgian anti-money laundering regulation

How we can help

To overcome your challenges, you need a legal adviser who understands your goals and provides you with the necessary assistance to bring your projects to a successful ending and protect your business appropriately. 

Pragmatic partners: we work with you at each stage of your technology and intellectual property projects.

Deal-driven: we take the shortest route to achieving simple and effective agreements, on your terms and conditions.

Holistic view: we look at the legal aspects of the matterwhile also taking into account the financial and commercial considerations.

Fully integrated services: we can swiftly scale up with all required tax, legal and notarial expertise to provide you with the very best that full service law firms can offer.

Client-focused: we put you and your needs first and are genuinely interested in your business.

If you have reached a point where litigation has become inevitable, we can defend your interests before the courts and in arbitration proceedings. Our lawyers have the litigation experience to assist you with all IP and IT-related matters.

 

Our litigation teams focus on the most appropriate form of dispute resolution, in and outside of court, from arbitration to mediation. Always looking for the best possible outcome.
The processing and transferring of personal data in a secure and lawful manner, has become extremely important and challenging for businesses globally.
The Netherlands Commercial Court (and the Netherlands Commercial Court of Appeal (NCC(A)) aims to provide an efficient resolution to international business disputes.

We advise and litigate on all aspects of

  • intellectual property
  • license and transfer agreements
  • commercial contracts, including franchise, agency, dealership and other distribution contracts;
  • strategic partnerships and transactions
  • e-commerce and e-reputation, including terms and conditions for webshops, websites and apps
  • (big) data and know-how
  • (cloud) software, including implementation and development, SLAs, outsourcing and support and maintenance contracts
  • artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • blockchain
  • tenders and public procurement (RFI, RFP)
Book “International litigation and arbitration in the Netherlands”
Book “International litigation and arbitration in the Netherlands”
This book covers the main features of both civil court and (international) arbitration proceedings in the Netherlands, including enforcement and annulment proceedings. It provides foreign companies and their (legal) advisors with a basic understanding of the (international) legal proceedings.
Dutch corporate trends 2021: a look back & ahead
Dutch corporate trends 2021: a look back & ahead
Despite the enduring COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was marked by global record-breaking M&A activity. In our latest publication, we have bundled our trend reports of the past year and take a look at how the booming M&A market has impacted the trends and developments identified. Looking ahead, we share our expected impact on the Dutch corporate practice in the long(er) term.

Work Highlights 

  • Representing a Fortune 500 company in trade secret and intellectual property litigation
    Advising a multi-billion dollar global trader on ‘enterprise resource planning software’ (ERP) licensing, development, and implementation
    Advising one of the largest real estate private equity firms on property management portfolio software licensing and implementation
    Advising health care institutions on software and hardware implementation
    Representing a leading aerospace company in trade secrets and intellectual property ICC arbitration proceedings
  • Advising a top ten global travel technology company on license agreements and dispute resolution
  • Representing a major supermarket chain in several trademark and copyright disputes.
  • Advising SAI Global on the acquisition of BWise® from Nasdaq, Inq
    regularly advising major tech companies on regulatory issues and representing them in court litigations’

What others say

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"The Loyens & Loeff team is very flexible and pragmatic."
Chambers Europe (2021)
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"I recommend the firm for its capability in multi-jurisdictional cases. The firm's lawyers are familiar with cross-border litigation."
Chambers Europe (2021)
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"You can always be assured that your case is taken care of in the insurance and liability context."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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"They are lawyers I would recommend for their liability, expertise and knowledge of insurance, corporate and arbitration law. I find their approach to be diligent, swift and smart."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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"I highly valued the speed of responsiveness and business-orientated approach."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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"The firm has a well-resourced team and their lawyers are very responsive to client needs."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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"They have a broad scope and handle the complete range of corporate, commercial and finance cases."
Legal 500 (2020)
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“Excellent lawyers, very responsive with commercial acumen.”
Legal 500 (2020)
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"Loyens & Loeff’s litigation practice in Luxembourg provides a quality of service, a diligence in replies and an attention to the client’s needs that is rarely matched."
Legal 500 (2020)
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"An experienced team that is used to dealing with high profile and complex cases. Consistent strength in depth throughout the team."
Legal 500 (2020)
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"Excellent knowledge of their legal business and also with regulatory items."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"They are straight and open in their conclusions."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"The Loyens team came up to speed extremely quickly on a complex and novel matter that we brought to them."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"They showed great initiative and flexible thinking in their approach, as well as really listening to our very particular concerns. I can’t speak highly enough of their performance."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Loyens & Loeff has a small but consistent team of good arbitration lawyers."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"They achieve results in big cases."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"They have a solid client base and independent standing."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Loyens & Loeff are attractive for American law firms who seek legal assistance in the Netherlands."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"A young and highly ambitious team."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Lots of energy and dedication."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Loyens and Loeff belongs in the ranks of large firms that specialise in white-collar crime."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"A great team that we enjoy working with."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"They are very efficient and diligent and are particularly strong in cross-border matters. Young but experienced team, they know what they do."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Young, creative and dynamic team with quick turnaround times and clear and concise analyses."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Sophisticated and strategic, with good client service."
Chambers & Partners Europe (2022)
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"Has a deep understanding of international law matters and works well with international clients."
Chambers & Partners Europe (2022)
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“It’s an outstanding, smart team and also fun to work with. They have a strong track record in technology contracting and are very experienced in tech M&A deals. The team is always aware of the newest technologies.”
Legal 500 (2022)
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“Exceptional analytical and communication skills, demonstrate exceptional professional standards and strategic insight. Has the ability to oversee and develop/have understand of the core business and operational interests within a very short period of time in a complex technical field, even on the details.”
Legal 500 (2020)
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“Ability to create/design a neutral (that respects the interests and needs of both parties involved in the conflict) process that results in moving forward in a complicated conflict situation. The team stays away from playing games.”
Legal 500 (2020)
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“Being truly open and prudently bringing that to practical action with new technologies – always with an eye on the feature, it’s a pleasure and honour to work with such smart people. They have a pioneering mindset.”
Legal 500 (2020)
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