Article added on 22 December 2020
Robert de Vries and Lesley Broos have been elected for promotion to partner effective 1 January 2021.
Robert (1982) works as a lawyer in the construction and real estate department of KienhuisHoving since 2016. In 2008 he completed his law studies at Utrecht University, after which he started working as a lawyer at Nysingh lawyers and civil-law notaries in Zwolle. In 2015 Robert completed his VBR-A / IBR Specialization Course in Private Construction Law. In addition to his work as a lawyer, Robert regularly provides education and courses for various legal and construction-related courses and meetings. Robert has a specialized real estate practice, in which he is involved in, among other things, project development, construction and consultancy agreements (UAV, UAV-GC, DNR), purchase and sale of real estate and VvE law.
Robert: “You meet all kinds of people in construction. Every time it is challenging and inspiring to advise and guide these people to achieve the best results.”
Lesley (1975) heads the intellectual property, IT law and privacy department of KienhuisHoving. After finalizing his studies in Dutch law and Business Administration (University of Rotterdam), Lesley worked for almost 20 years in the legal consultancy sector, including as a senior IT legal advisor and managing consultant at independent IT consultancy Mitopics. In 2014 he obtained his PhD in telecommunication law. Since then, Lesley is also active as assistant professor at the University of Twente in respect of Business Law & Technology . Lesley advises and litigates on automation disputes, legal protection of software and domain names, IT contracts, Cloud services and Service Level Agreements, privacy law and information protection, telecommunication law and liability of online service providers. In addition, Lesley provides many publications, courses and lectures in his field, including for Nyenrode Business University.
Lesley: “Based on my passion for technology and my strive to solve legal problems as these are connected to using new technologies, I have been able to establish a trusted collaboration with many clients at KienhuisHoving. As a major legal service provider, KienhuisHoving invests heavily in all the knowledge and skills needed to stay ahead of new legal topics related to blockchain, smart contracts and computer crime, for example. From my scientific background, that offers an attractive match. ”