Frederik Harms is a member of the IP/IT and Commercial practice groups at Baker McKenzie Amsterdam. Frederik focuses on IT, outsourcing and commercial law. He works with a broad range of clients, mostly in the technology and trade sectors and ranging in size from stock-listed entities to start-ups. Frederik began his career at a London-based international firm in 2005 and joined Baker McKenzie in April 2013. He has completed mid-term secondments to a US-based IT consulting firm and a Dutch national telecommunications company where he was involved in drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts and sales processes.
Representative Legal Matters
- Assisting a Japanese supplier of apparel in the development, roll-out and maintenance of a pan-European e-commerce system.
- Assisting a Netherlands-based national telecommunications company in litigation with respect to critical IT services that were provided by an international IT consultancy firm.
- Assisting a US-based data center with regard to its contracting procedure on a continuous basis for several years.
- Assisting a Netherlands-based international company providing conditional access technology in all legal aspects (including sale, purchase, licensing and piracy) on a continuous basis for several years.
- Assisting a Japanese automotive supplier with regard to its purchasing contracts on a continuous basis for several years.
- Assisting a US-based company providing identification technology with a long-term production agreement of identification documents to a European government.
- Representing and assisting an international franchise organization in the termination and settlement of various long-term franchise agreements.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Dutch Association for IT and Law
- Association for Distribution Franchise and Agency
- Dutch Bar Association (NOvA)
- Netherlands (2005)
- Vrije Universiteit (2010)
- Tilburg University (2005)
- University of Utrecht (2001)