Dewi is a senior associate in the Dutch Tech, Media and Comms team of Osborne Clarke. He specialises in privacy and data protection law, IT law and contract law.

Dewi works for both Dutch and international clients of various sizes. He has a hands-on approach and his ability to program provides him with a deep understanding of tech and innovation. He often helps clients with complex GDPR compliance projects, cross-border data transfers, drafting GDPR policies, cookies and other privacy related questions. He also drafts and negotiates IT-related contracts. He completed the Grotius Academy specialisation course in privacy law cum laude in 2022.

Dewi is seconded as data protection officer and privacy officer to various large companies in mobility, fintech, IT and retail. Due to these secondments, Dewi has a good feeling of what the business really needs. His advice is clear and practical, aimed at solutions that respect the law and fit within the business of the client.

'Dewi Harkink has thorough knowledge of all privacy related matters and is able to provide practical advice in a swift and efficient manner.’

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A special interest of Dewi is the gaming sector. As a passionate gamer himself, his understanding of the market and his connection with the scene is unique. He has been working for clients in the gaming industry for over 6 years. He worked for various small, mid and large videogaming companies, active in VR gaming, serious gaming, blockchain gaming, mobile gaming and regular PC and console gaming.

Dewi has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Privacy law (Privacy recht)

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.