Accurate | Intuitive

Frank Heideman, attorney at law

 
IT / privacy
Commercial contracts
Copyright law
E-commerce

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What I do

I provide legal and business advice in four areas of expertise: IT (privacy), commercial contracts, copyright law and e-commerce.

What makes me stand out according to my clients are my analytical skills, which they describe as accurate and intuitive. The tangible product of my work is a contract or agreement, terms and conditions, a privacy policy or a manual for employees. On occasion there is no tangible product. Sometimes the best advice is not to do anything.

I take an effort to get to know my clients and their businesses and suggest improvements proactively. It's my goal to draft documents, such as contracts, that are of practical use to my clients, that will actually be used, and I assist therewith.

My clients regularly ask me for my view on a number of non-legal matters they deal with. They tell me I am able to bring clarity in complex situations. In potential conflicts I seek to find the right message and the right tone. My focus is on creating and retaining long-lasting relationships, for myself and for my clients.

Please read more on what I do and how I go about my work here

 

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How I do that

Sound knowledge of the law is at the basis of my work. My skills and personality provide the added value of my services. The following is a summary of the feedback I've been given over the years.

Oriented towards my client by nature, I ask the right questions and listen carefully. I make sharp analyses and get to the bottom of things while keeping an overview. I think of creative solutions, communicate well and work quickly. I'm skilful with digital tools and understand non-legal issues my clients are faced with. While I am at the service of my clients, I am critical and independent. I'm fluent in Dutch and English. In addition, I am able to get a job done, also if I'm dependent on other people's cooperation.

As an entrepreneur myself since 2010, with a background in top-class amateur golf, I understand what it's like to pursue goals and to be judged by performance. My experience as an attorney at law amounts to almost 17 years.

Please read more about my bio here.

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Legal expertise

I enjoyed an excellent education at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and started my career as an attorney at law at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in The Hague and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Actively keeping track of developments in my areas of expertise, I aim to provide legal advice of the highest quality. At the same time, application of the law is not an end in itself. The law is a means to be used by my client or a reality my client has to deal with.

My areas of expertise are:

  • Contract law | among which agency and distribution
  • IT law |  Privacy and data protection
  • Intellectual property law (mainly copyright law)
  • E-commerce and consumer law

In cooperation with Vesper Attorneys I am regularly involved in venture capital investments and M&A transactions (both asset and share deals). In case court proceedings are required, I work together with attorneys in my network.

Memberships:

  • Association for Copyright law (VvA)
  • Dutch Association for Information technology and Law (NVvIR)
  • Association Privacy Law (VPR)

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Clients

To be in business is to have relationships. With customers, suppliers, partners and freelancers.

My clients are medium-sized businesses that need legal advice on a regular basis but are unable or unwilling to employ full time inhouse counsel.

Within my areas of expertise, I am the trusted advisor who knows his clients, understands their organisation and culture, knows which solutions suit them and is able to intervene efficiently.

My clients operate in several different sectors. Key words that apply to both my clients and me are: independence, trust, reasonableness, freedom.

Some of the clients I work for:

Albelli | Blisterpartner | BloqhouseBoom uitgevers | Driver BubbleGuide ID | impresariaat De Keet | SAE Institute | tripticXeco Labs

In addition, Ahold Delhaize regularly requests my services on a project basis.

In cooperation with Vesper Attorneys I am also involved in venture capital investments and M&A deals with respect to innovative enterprises in IT, health tech and mobility.

I have ample experience in international business relationships.