Nicole Makkes

Nicole Makkes is a lawyer specialized in privacy (CIPP / E and CDPO) and commercial contracts

Nicole focuses on privacy issues in the broadest sense of the word. She likes working with privacy officers and DPO’s just as much as working for organizations without privacy professionals. Nicole also drafts, advises and litigates about commercial contracts.

Nicole began her career in 2004 as an attorney-at-law with De Gier | Stam & Lawyers in Utrecht. From 2008 Nicole worked at the Royal Dutch Organization of Accountants (NBA) as (successively) in-house attorney-at-law, legal counsel and Privacy Officer. In 2018, Nicole was responsible for implementing the GDPR at the NBA .

Nicole studied law at the University of Amsterdam, the Freie Universität Berlin and Tulane University (New Orleans). She also completed two Grotius Specialization courses (national and international contracting and IT law) and in 2017 she trained as a CDPO / Certified Data Protection Officer (Cum Laude).

Until the end of 2021 Nicole lives alternately in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

Attorneys-at-law are required to publish the below notice regarding their legal practice areas in accordance with the regulations that apply to them.

Nicole Makkes has registered the following legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

IT law – Privacy Law

Based on this registration, she 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.


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