Brinkhof has a standout reputation across the full range of the TMT sector, in particular offering market-leading expertise in matters concerning data protection, media law and technology regulations. The firm advises on a number of high-profile and contentious data privacy matters, including the right to be forgotten, data breaches, the processing of data of minors and the use of website cookies. Additionally, the firm acts on data exchanges and the use of data in live streaming, as well as advising on regulatory compliance and impact assessments. Brinkhof is a popular choice with media sector clients, representing them in highly publicised litigation concerning disinformation, defamation and freedom of information, as well as disputes relating to jurisdictional issues. The team advises clients on media regulations and drafting contracts. Brinkhof is also highly sought after for IT outsourcing matters, including licensing agreements and contract negotiations, but also in litigation proceedings. The law firm also handles matters in the telecommunications sector, including compliance with both Dutch and EU regulations and the rollout of 5G and broadband networks. Additionally, team members represent clients in licence fee disputes.
One client appreciates that the team's "knowledge of the law is just incredibly deep and extensive."
Another client highlights that the firm's lawyers "really try to understand where you come from as a client and what approach you favour."
Described by one interviewee as an "excellent lawyers who is on top of everything," Remy Chavannes is one of the top media regulatory lawyers in the Netherlands. He has a strong focus on contentious matters, representing clients in defamation claims, disputes over jurisdiction and freedom of information litigation.
Quinten Kroes is one of the leading data protection lawyers in the Netherlands, with particular experience acting for clients from the technology and life sciences sectors. He assists clients with GDPR and Schrems II compliance, data sharing regulations and the impacts of data protection regulations on streaming. Quinten Kroes also represents clients in contentious cases, such as disputes relating to website cookies and the processing of data of minors. One interviewee calls him "a very fine lawyer indeed," while a client highlights that he is "a very efficient and effective communicator." Quinten Kroes also advises clients on compliance with Dutch and EU telecommunications regulations, as well as representing them in licence fee disputes and matters concerning the 5G rollout in the Netherlands.
Eliane De Vilder advises clients on IT outsourcing and licensing agreements, as well as representing them in contentious outsourcing mandates.
An interviewee describes Wieke Van Angeren as being "always very quick and efficient." She assists clients with IT outsourcing agreements and contractual negotiations.
Dorien Verhulst advises media and technology sector clients on litigation concerning the presentation of disinformation, liability for content provided by third-party advertisers and the right to be forgotten.