Marthe van der Velde (admitted to the bar in 2021) works as a lawyer in the areas of media and information law.

Marthe completed two Master’s degrees with honour (cum laude) in Public International Law, focusing on Human Rights, and Private Law, focusing on Intellectual Property Law. She wrote her Master’s theses on the Facebook Oversight Board as a remedial mechanism and on the consequences of the AVMS-Directive on the freedom of speech for Youtube users.

During her studies, Marthe worked at the District Court in Utrecht and assisted on legal research projects as a research assistant at Utrecht University. She interned at both a large law firm and a design organization, both focusing on intellectual property and information law. Marthe also spent a semester at the University of Lund, in Sweden, and rowed on a professional level.