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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.

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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.

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/mediator IT, Internet and IP
Previous job(s):
  • Partner IT, Internet en IP Houthoff Buruma (1993-2015
  • Associate Houthoff Buruma (1991-1993)
  • Associate Nauta Dutilh law firm (1987-1991)
  • Co-ordinator World Bank Project Revision Shipping Laws (Indonesia 1984-1987)
  • Staff lawyer Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (1980-1984)
Secondary job(s):
  • Legal counsel in residence Yes!Delft (start up program Delft University)
  • Arbitrator Netherlands Arbitration Institute;
  • Arbitrator and mediator WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation)
  • WIPO Panelist in domain name cases since 2000; involved in around 125 decisions
  • Lecturer Grotius Academy ICT law programme (2015: Software, property law and IP; 2001-2014: Electronic contracts)
Previous secondary job(s):
  • Member of the IP Advisory Committee of the Netherlands Bar Association (2006-2012).

Expertise

  • Intellectual Property Disputes (proprietors, licenses, infringement)
  • Disputes about IT contracts and in the execution of IT projects
  • Disputes about cooperation contracts (joint venture, R&D, distribution)
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Start ups

Publications

  • Digitalisation of the civil legal proceedings: consequences for the litigation practice (in Dutch) Tijdschrift voor Civiele Rechtspleging 2015/1
  • Software relations– E.D.C. Neppelenbroek (review in Dutch) Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht 2015/1
  • Digital litigation in civil law (in Dutch) Computerrecht 2015/1
  • Domain name law in: Intellectual property and ICT, Series Monographs Law and Information Technology (in Dutch), SDU, July 2015
  • IP and the Internet, The Netherlands (with Thomas de Weerd) Globe Law and Business, May 2014

Languages

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