Joke Bodewits | Amsterdam | Hogan Lovells

Joke Bodewits

Partner Global Regulatory


English, Dutch

Bodewits Joke

Joke Bodewits
Bodewits Joke
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Joke Bodewits makes sure I receive deliverables which are ready to use. She is very pragmatic; she thinks along and she asks the right questions.

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

When clients need business focused, pragmatic advice in using and protecting data, they turn to Joke Bodewits. Joke understands the legal needs of her clients. As a problem-solving advocate, Joke sees the connections between law and business realities. She has helped clients resolve compliance and enforcement problems with practical solutions and minimal corporate pain.

To her clients, Joke is known to act as a member of the team rather than as an external adviser. She takes a proactive approach. Whether it's cyber resilience, global privacy compliance strategies, incident response, AI, mobile technology, e-commerce, international data transfers or online tracking, Joke helps clients effectively deal with regulations that may be challenging for them. She identifies possibilities and risks, associated with innovative solutions.

Joke is also experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, such as IT licensing agreements and distribution agreements. She has keen industry know-how, to help her clients achieve business success and get deals done. Her clients rely on her to provide frank advice and find solutions to their most difficult problems.

Joke teaches Privacy and Cybersecurity at various education institutes, including the highly-rated Grotius specialization course in Privacy law. She is frequently asked for public speaking engagements.

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Joke Bodewits has outstandingly supported our important Dutch and Belgian deals with extraordinary ideas, explaining all technical hurdles.

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Representative experience

Joke conducts and coordinates word wide data protection compliance review, such as for a pharmaceutical company covering 120 countries.
Joke regularly advises clients on data protection strategies and compliance, including privacy impact assessments, compliance analyses and contact with regulators.
As a counsel for various internet companies, Joke advises on the use of new technologies, including online tracking, targeting and commercial use of data.
Joke represents clients during investigation proceedings of regulators and in informal discussions with regulators.
Joke advises on and implements Binding Corporate Rules for Controllers and Processors and represents clients with regulators during the approval procedure.
For various clients, Joke drafted and negotiated data processing agreements and developed cross-border data transfer strategies.
Joke regularly assists clients during data breaches and handles data breach notifications with regulators and data subjects.
Joke drafts and negotiates distribution agreements and licensing agreements, including IT contracts.
Joke represents major online reservation platforms.
Joke advises on mobile health and data processing using medical devices.
Joke advises clients in privacy by design matters and accountability issues.
Joke represented clients during enforcement of commercial contracts, including IT contracts.
Joke assists clients in developing data protection compliance strategies, including using privacy as a marketing tool.
Joke regularly assists clients in the use of health data and matters concerning health data issues.
Joke assists clients in matters concerning contractual liability in data breach matters.
Joke advises clients on the use of mobile technologies, such as device fingerprints, use of geolocation data and digital identity.
Joke trains employees working with personal data on privacy principles and data security.


  • Grotius specialisation course IT law, 2013
  • University of Groningen, 2005
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Amsterdam
Court admissions
  • Courts of Appeal, the Netherlands
  • District Courts, the Netherlands
  • Dutch Association for Privacy Law (Vereniging Privacy Recht)
  • Dutch Bar Association (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten)


Data Privacy and Data Protection, Netherlands, TIER 1

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Data Privacy and Data Protection, Netherlands, Next Generation Partner

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