De twee belangrijkste jaarlijkse internationale rankings voor advocaten zijn weer verschenen; Chambers en Legal 500. Ook dit jaar krijgt het mediateam van Kennedy Van der Laan weer de hoogst mogelijke ranking in beide gidsen.
Chambers 2017 plaatst het mediateam in band 1 en zegt:
One client considers the team to be “the best on media law in Holland” and describes the lawyers as “dedicated and specific.” The media practice is particularly experienced in defamation, copyright and internet litigation. Recently the team has acted for several high-profile new clients, including Facebook and Vice Media.
Jens van den Brink acts for a mixture of broadcasters, newspapers and other media outlets, with a particular focus on contentious issues and defamation cases. He acted for NRC Media on a case against Ben Bot, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs. According to clients, he is “a very good adviser who pinpoints specific details in a question and is very quick and clear on communication.”
Clients value Christien Wildeman‘s specialist knowledge with regard to media law and her “ability to handle high-pressure cases.” Recently active in contentious work, she handled various litigation matters for national newspapers including de Volkskrant and Het Parool.
De Legal 500 2017 plaatst het KVdL mediateam in tier one en zegt:
Kennedy Van der Laan’s ‘absolutely first-class’ team excels in defamation cases and internet-related litigation. The department is led by the ‘very service-minded’ Jens van den Brink, who is an ‘excellent litigator’. Christien Wildeman ‘wins unwinnable cases’.