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in Rank no. 1.
The client base of the Media team covers all media: television and radio stations, TV and film producers, blogs, internet providers, newspapers, and publishers of books and magazines. The team handles issues concerning freedom of speech, privacy, claims, rectifications, recall and damages. It also handles many cases on image rights. The team also focuses on the regulation of the media: the rules applicable under the Media Act to public and commercial broadcasters and other media parties. The IP team has the appropriate knowledge to assist clients with protection and defence of patents, licences, copyrights, trademarks and image rights.
What the team is known for Market-leading IT practice spanning litigation, outsourcing and acquisitions. Notable expertise in data protection. The media team is strong in litigation, notably disputes related to freedom of expression and defamation.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“The team responds quickly and offers good strategies to choose between.”
“The lawyers are very responsive, practical and hands-on.”
What’s new? Added CGI, De Telegraaf, NCRV, Q-Music and Siemens as clients.
Work highlights Representing Telegraaf Media Group in a claim brought by NPO relating to De Telegraaf’s publication of a weekly TV guide.
Assisted Alert/Hiscox with proceedings against five Dutch hospitals related to a failed IT project worth EUR20 million.
Jens van den Brink (Band 1) leads the media team, specialising in defamation and unlawful publication. Clients value his litigation expertise, practical advice and the fact that “he can always give you a solution.”
Hester De Vries is a renowned privacy and data protection expert. She advises clients on compliance, litigation and investigations and is widely described as “one of the best in the field.”
Patrick Wit heads the technology and telecoms practices. He has particular expertise in outsourcings and is admired for his ability to navigate complex supply chains.
Joost Linnemann has a strong track record on technology disputes. Sources are quick to highlight his “excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.”
Rising star Christien Wildeman focuses on freedom of expression, defamation and IP issues. “She understood what we were fighting for and really knows the media industry,” enthuse clients.
Significant clients Capgemini, De Persgroep, Royal Ahold, Microsoft, NRC Media, UPC.
Within Media and entertainment, Kennedy Van der Laan is a first tier firm. Kennedy Van der Laan’s ‘excellent, friendly, and co-operative’ practice has extensive experience in defamation, freedom of speech, copyright, internet-related IP issues, and media regulation.
Practice head Jens van den Brink continues to represent TMG against NPO in a copyright case. The team also works for Q Music and Fox International Channels.
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