Robert Boekhorst has been working as a lawyer and partner at Van Benthem & Keulen in the Information Technology practice group, which he manages, since June 2014.
Following his studies, Robert worked as an inhouse counsel at Koninklijke KPN NV, to become an IT lawyer at Stibbe after 6 years. From 2008 to 2014 Robert was a partner and head of the ICT & Communications practice group at Baker & McKenzie.
Robert is an all-round ICT & Privacy lawyer. He has extensive experience in the entire range of ICT practice and special experience with sourcing projects, including outsourcing (of IT or business processes), cloud computing, off-shoring (of software development, for example) and wholesale communication services. Robert is involved in tender documentation, tender processes and tender strategy and provides support by conducting negotiations and drawing up the contracts.
Robert has extensive experience on both the customer side and the provider side. The experience with sourcing includes the tendering of complex IT projects that fall within the scope of the Procurement Act.
In recent years, privacy law has become an increasingly important part of IT practice. Privacy issues include the legitimacy of processing, international data transfers and general compliance projects for multinational companies.
- IT contracts
- Privacy law
- Internet law
- Procurement law
- Telecommunications law
- Sourcing projects
About Robert Boekhorst
Robert studied law at Leiden University.
Robert also regularly lectures on ICT-related topics, such as:
- Cloud & Privacy (seminar of the Netherlands Outsourcing Platform)
- Top Five Issues in Global Licenses (iTechlaw annual meeting)
- Current events in procurement law (Grotius IT specialisation training return day)
- Creating value through governance in sourcing contracts (master class in collaboration with. Nyenrode Business Universiteit and Conquaestor)
Robert is a member of the VIRA (the Netherlands Association for Computer Lawyers), the NVVIR (Dutch Association for Information Technology and Law), the Privacy Law Association, the Netherlands Outsourcing Platform and the iTechlaw Association.
"Robert Boekhorst regularly handles complex outsourcing mandates, as well as representing clients in IT litigation and negotiations around IT contracts." One client highlights that he "has extensive knowledge of the IT industry." Another appreciates his gravitas, noting that he "brings weight to negotiations."
Band 2, Chambers 2021