Menno Weij specialises in ICT law, outsourcing, eCommerce, privacy as well as copyright and trademark law. In terms of copyright and trademark law, Mennoâ€™s practice focuses mainly on software and Internet related aspects. He provides legal advice, assists in drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex ICT contracts and litigates regularly.
The following are some representative examples of matters and cases Menno dealt with: (i) drafting and reviewing ICT contracts, such as systems integration, licensing, maintenance, consultancy and distribution agreements, (ii) drafting and reviewing B2B and B2C contracts, such as user terms, website disclaimers, online terms of purchase, ASP agreements and hosting agreements, (iii) advice on the processing of personal data, such as the allowability of direct marketing, whistle-blowing schemes and monitoring, (iv) advice on the intellectual property related aspects of information technology, such as software, open source, domain names and metatags, and (v) litigation regarding, inter alia, failed computerisation and/or outsourcing projects, software infringement and licence fees.
Before joining SOLV, Menno was a member of the IT & IP practice group of Baker & McKenzie in Amsterdam for more than nine years. In 2004, he was transferred to the London office of Baker & McKenzie for a secondment.
Menno successfully completed the postgraduate Grotius Academy programme on ICT law in 2001 and was subsequently admitted to the Dutch Association of Computer Lawyers (VIRA). Menno is also a board member of the Dutch Association for Information Technology and Law.
In addition to his work as a lawyer, Menno is a frequent speaker at workshops and seminars, also providing guest lectures at various universities.
Menno studied civil and criminal law at Leiden University.