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  • SGOA is the leading, independent non-profit centre for IT Conflict Management and is specialized in conflict prevention, mediation and arbitration in the field of IT.

  • SGOA is the leading, independent non-profit centre for IT Conflict Management and is specialized in conflict prevention, mediation and arbitration in the field of IT.

  • SGOA is the leading, independent non-profit centre for IT Conflict Management and is specialized in conflict prevention, mediation and arbitration in the field of IT.

  • SGOA has a specialist Privacy & Security Department due to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the increasing importance of ICT security. More information? READ MORE

  • SGOA is the leading, independent non-profit centre for IT Conflict Management and is specialized in conflict prevention, mediation and arbitration in the field of IT.

H.W. Wefers Bettink

H.W. Wefers Bettink 

Personal details

Full name:Wolter Wefers Bettink
Nationality:Dutch

Job(s)

Employer/field of work:Wefers Bettink Mediation - Arbitration - Strategic advice
Current job(s):
  • Advocaat IT, Internet and Intellectual Property (focus on Technology)
  • Mediator for Business Disputes (IP, Technology, Contracts) and Shareholder Disputes
  • Arbiter for IT and Contractual Disputes (SGOA)
Previous job(s):
  • Partner IT, Internet en IP Houthoff Buruma (1993-2015
  • Associate Houthoff Buruma (1991-1993)
  • Associate Nauta Dutilh law firm (1987-1991)
  • Coördinator World Bank Project Revision of Shipping Legislation (Indonesia 1984-1987)
  • Legal Staff Member Ministry of Transport (1980-1984)
Secondary job(s):
  • Arbitrator Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut )NAI)
  • Arbitrator and mediator WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation)
  • WIPO Panelist in Domain Name Disputes; decided around 200 cases since 2000
Previous secondary job(s):
  • Investigator Enterprise Chamber, Appeal Court Amsterdam (2021)
  • Legal Counsel in Residence Yes!Delft Incubator program Delft University (2015-2022)
  • Lecturer Grotius ICT-law academy (2001-2021)
  • Member Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Netherlands Bar Association (2006-2012) (2006-2012).

Expertise

  • Dispute Resolution
  • IT Contracts (EPD, Outsourcing, SLA, Source Code Escrow)
  • Intellectual Property (e.g. copyright on software, patents, protection of know how, trade marks, domain names)
  • Data Security and Integrity, Privacy
  • Licensing Contracts
  • R&D Agreements, Distribution and Supply Agreements

Publications

  • Various publications on copyright (software et al.), domain names, IT contracts and electronic contracting

Languages

Dutch:Native language
English:Fluent
German:Good
French:Average