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Richard van Schaik

Richard van Schaik has a wealth of industry knowledge and is very pleasant to work with.
Legal 500 2023

Richard van Schaik advises on all aspects of intellectual property, including trademark, unauthorised parallel import and copyright matters. He is specialised in data protection law.

Richard is heading the Dutch Data Protection team which advises clients from many business sectors, such as banking, IT, telecom and advertising. He has a broad experience on national and international data protection audits, transfer agreements (outside EU), clearances, e-mail and internet policies, data security and provides advice on compliance issues.

In addition, Richard has specific experience in advertising law. He has obtained many landmark decisions and has been involved in a great number of litigation procedures at every court level in the Netherlands and at the Advertising Code Committee.

Areas of FocusIntellectual Property
Professional qualificationsAdvocaat admitted with the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten


Areas of experience
  • Intellectual Property
  • Data protection
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Libel and defamation
  • Sponsor agreements
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • University of Amsterdam , Dutch law, 1997
  • University of Siena, IP law, 1995

Awards and Recognitions

He has been recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 for Media & Entertainment.

Insight Overview

Frequently, Richard is a guest speaker at congresses with respect to data protection and advertising law.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Board member of the Dutch Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA)