Polo van der Putt heads the information technology practice at Vondst Advocaten. He has been practicing law for over 20 years, both in national and international setting. Amongst others Polo deals with sourcing and cloud projects, data analytics and processing, bot technologies, license and support deals, the structuring and termination of co-operation agreements and IT- and (public) procurement projects. He has a broad experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He litigates on a regular basis.
Polo is arbitrator for the Foundation for the Settlement of Automation Disputes and board member of the Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law. He is member of the editorial board of the magazine Internet and Law. Polo is chief editor of the online Dutch IT and Law magazine "www.ITenRecht.nl". Polo is the former chairman of the Dutch Outsourcing Association (Platform Outsourcing Nederland) and is the former chairman of the Dutch Association of IT Lawyers (VIRA). Polo is author of a legal text book on software distribution, publishes regularly and is often asked as a speaker.
Chambers recognizes Polo as one of the leading IT and outsourcing lawyers in the Netherlands: "Clients note that he "communicates well with our business and provides a great legal service," while in the wider IT business community he is regarded as "very active and specialised". Legal500 says: "Van der Putt provides ‘speedy responses’, and is a ‘strong communicator and diplomatic negotiator’."
Vondst is a boutique law firm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, that focuses entirely on IT and IP.