ICT supports business operations and administrative processes as well as their renewal, such as digital collaboration channels for governments, healthcare institutions and companies, but also use of data in marketing, healthcare and combating fraud.

Pels Rijcken’s ICT attorneys help to facilitate progress in digitisation, ensuring that processes are compliant. This includes respect for privacy and attention to administrative responsibilities, as well as keeping an eye on managing probabilities of IT failure in the project phase, production phase and retransition phases.

Our ICT team advises on ICT sourcing, ranging from procurement and implementation of standard software or bespoke work to cloud services and outsourcing. Our expertise includes work for public authorities such as the Dutch State, provinces, municipalities, the Land Registry Office and the National Forest Service. This means our ICT team is fine-tuned to what governments need and is able to deliver in areas including procurement law, e-government, open data and open source, the Public Enterprises (Market Activities) Act, the Reuse of Public Sector Information Act, and data protection regulations.

Areas of expertise

  • Reviewing contracts and tender documents
  • Drafting contracts and tender documents
  • Supporting project management (e.g. monitoring milestones, addressing exit scenarios)
  • Supporting management (monitoring TPM statements, licence management, benchmarks, retransition obligations)
  • Assisting in dispute resolution (exit scenarios, retransition, licence compliance)

If a dispute does arise, preference will be given to reaching an amicable settlement. The ICT team at Pels Rijcken has significant experience in negotiating and drafting settlement agreements. If litigating proves to be unavoidable, our experience in litigation guarantees the best possible outcome, whether in court or in arbitration.


  • "The Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV team is insightful and has great analytical skill.", Legal 500 2020
  • "One client appreciates the team's good knowledge of public law and European law as well as experience in both civil and administrative court procedures, also adding: The lawyers deliver in time and with good quality. Another client notes the team's keen eye for the peculiarities and sensitivities of the cases and the lawyers' ability to model their style in accordance with circumstance and role.", Chambers Europe 2020