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Mark Egeler

Senior Associate

Rising Star

Legal 500 2022, IFLR1000 Expert Guides 2022

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About Mark Egeler

Mark is experienced in data and cyber regulatory and litigation matters. He has particular expertise in the TMT, life sciences, and financial services sectors.

Mark represents clients in contentious matters before the Dutch courts and supports clients during internal or regulatory investigations. Mark also advises on various aspects of data/cyber regulatory compliance and global data- or technology-heavy M&A transactions. 

Mark holds a position at the VU University of Amsterdam, where he lectures on litigation and data protection, and acts as a thesis supervisor. Mark is also co-author of the Kluwer Cyber Law Encyclopedia series for the Netherlands and has published in several Dutch legal journals. Mark frequently blogs for FreshfieldsTQ on topics such as (data protection) class actions and emerging (tech regulatory) legislation and speaks at various conferences in Amsterdam and Brussels such as the Benelux IDC Risk and Security conference.  

Recent work

  • Representing a global platform technology company on a pending collective action for alleged breaches of data protection obligations.
  • Advising a global travel company in relation to various compliance matters.  
  • Advising a global TMT company during various regulatory inquiries and investigations.
  • Advising a global data analytics company in relation to an internal audit and compliance investigation.  
  • Representing a global technology company before the Dutch court in a dispute relating to wireless technology.
  • Representing a global pharmaceutical company in preliminary injunction proceedings before the Dutch court and obtaining an injunction in 26 Member States.
  • Advising various companies during global cyber crises and the subsequent regulatory inquiries.
  • Advising Talpa Network (known for formats such as the Voice® and Big Brother®) on the proposed merger with RTL Netherlands.
  • Advising  Universal Music Group on its separation from Vivendi SE and the listing of its share capital on Euronext Amsterdam.
  • Advising 1&1 Drillish on setting up the most modern 5G network in Germany

Qualifications

  • Advocaat, the Netherlands
  • Teacher and thesis supervisor at the VU University Amsterdam. Guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Freiburg. 
  • Association for Privacy Law - Vereniging Privacy Recht
  • AIPPI – International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Graduated cum laude at the VU University Amsterdam

Publications

  • Kluwer Cyber Law Series 2016 A.R. Lodder, M.G.A. Egeler & W. van Kerkvoorden, Cyber Law in the Netherlands

  • Journal for Internet Law 2014/1 M.G.A. Egeler, Exhaustion in the digital age

  • Journal for Computer Law 2013/83 M.G.A. Egeler & A.R. Lodder, Case note: hyperlinking and copyright