van den Winkel


Yentl van den Winkel specialises in litigation. She regularly litigates on infringement of copyright and database rights, contractual disputes and corporate conflicts such as liability of directors. Yentl represents both large software vendors, interest groups and start-ups. Yentl has extensive experience in the enforcement of seizures of evidence, for example regarding unauthorized copies of software, and discovery procedures.

Yentl is a reliable and dedicated lawyer who is committed to her clients to the utmost, also in her advisory practice. Yentl advises clients on regulation, (internal) governance and conflict resolution. She is also experienced at drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, such as license agreements, cooperation agreements and share purchase agreements.

Yentl recruits and supervises our student trainees. She has also actively worked for the Young Bar Association.


2019: represents a software company in the seizure of evidence and the conduct of proceedings on the merits regarding copyright and database infringement with an interest of hundreds of millions of euros

2018: represented a company in proceedings on the merits concerning contractual fines for violation of a restraining order for which enforcement summary proceedings have been initiated

2017-2018: represented various software companies in proceedings about software piracy in which the release and/or seizure of evidence has been imposed on the illegal software

2015-2020: advising on various projects and collaborations in the healthcare sector

2015: negotiated and assisted in both preliminary relief proceedings and proceedings on the merits against a software supplier who terminated a cooperation in the context of tailor-made software