Wouter Seinen

Wouter Seinen heads the CMS Netherlands data privacy team, which regularly assists national and international clients with respect to Personal Data Protection regulations and issues concerning ownership and protection of electronic data.

In 2008, Wouter was elected the “Gouden Stoofpeer” award for the most promising under 35 IT lawyer of the Dutch Bar and is regarded among his peers as one of the leading young IT & IP lawyers in the Netherlands.

Wouter graduated in law in 1998 and has worked as a specialised IT & IP attorney ever since. He has been working for the IP & TMT Practice Group of CMS Netherlands since 2007.

Wouter has a particular interest in all internet related issues with respect to privacy, (copyright-) infringements and database rights, and is a keen negotiator and litigator, not only when commercial interests are at stake, but also when principle

is involved. In 2004 he successfully completed, with distinction, the Grotius/VIRA post-degree specialist programme in Computer Law.

Wouter Seinen was elected President of the Intellectual Property, Media & New Technologies Commission of the AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats) and is member of a number of other (inter)national professional associations. He contributed to the CMS Guide to Data Privacy (2013), the World Law Group Global Guide to Whistleblowers’ Programs (2012) and the CMS Global Guide to electronic archiving (2011). Wouter is also regularly invited as (guest-) speaker and teaches in post-degree programmes on various subjects in the area of Intellectual Property and Information Technology.