Gie van den Broek studied Dutch law at Maastricht University with a major in European Legal Studies. During his Masters he studied one year at Université d’ Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence. With a VSB-scholarship he onwards obtained a postgraduate Multidisciplinary Master in European Studies at the University of Liège. A Robert Schuman scholarship enabled Gie in 1996 to work on a legal study on illegal and harmful content on internet at DG IV of the European Parliament.
Gie has extensive legal experience in the areas of corporate law, (commercial) contracts, in particular franchising, licensing and sponsorship agreements and general contract law. Gie is a specialist in trademark protection and anti-counterfeiting. He is a strong negotiator, and has gained experience in IP litigation against infringers.