De twee belangrijkste jaarlijkse internationale rankings voor advocaten zijn verschenen; de Chambers en Legal 500. Ook dit jaar weer mooie commentaren voor het Mediateam van Kennedy Van der Laan:
Chambers Europe 2013 (categorie TMT):
Kennedy Van der Laan has long boasted a robust, widely respected TMT practice, attracting an impressive range of high-profile clients from various industries. The firm’s IT department has a market-leading reputation, with its expertise relating to outsourcing, contracts and privacy law particularly highlighted. The group’s media practice is also well recognised. It represented IDTV in a case concerning its film ‘The Heineken Kidnapping’, and assisted tabloid newspaper Spits with defamation proceedings brought by an MP. In telecoms, the firm advises a range of fixed and mobile telephone operators with contentious and non-contentious matters.
Sources say: “The team is easily accessible, quick and very eager.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS: Data protection expert Hester De Vries is commended for her strong IT knowledge and practice. Joost Linnemann is able to draw upon his IT industry experience when advising clients on various topics, such as e-commerce, electronic signatures and digital security. Patrick Wit handles a range of regulatory and contentious matters in IT, outsourcing and data privacy. Jens van den Brink is “increasingly making a name for himself” in media and defamation law, according to market commentators. Senior associate Reindert van der Zaal is praised as being “a great lawyer with high-value skills and a perfect understanding of business practice.” He advises on IP and media matters.
Legal 500 (categorie Media & Entertainment)
“Kennedy Van der Laan’s media and entertainment team has ‘excellent knowledge and a proactive attitude’, and is well known for its experience in defamation and privacy law. Jens Van den Brink acted for Telegraaf Media Groep in the high-profile copyright case against various TV broadcasters and also represented the production company IDTV in proceedings brought by the real-life kidnappers regarding The Heineken Kidnapping movie. Christien Wildeman is also recommended.”