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Chambers Review

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TMT: Media - Netherlands
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Kennedy Van der Laan boasts market-leading expertise in several areas of TMT, particularly regarding media regulations and IT outsourcing. The law firm handles a number of high-profile media disputes relating to the publication of misinformation, defamation claims and advertising litigation. The team is also highly esteemed for its work in the technology sector, advising on outsourcing and procurement agreements, the launch of new platforms, opening new data centres and licensing contracts. Kennedy Van der Laan also represents clients in contentious matters, including disputes with suppliers. It also acts on data privacy matters, advising clients on the use of biometric data and data sharing agreements, as well as representing clients regarding alleged breaches of GDPR.

Strengths

One interviewee reports that Kennedy Van der Laan "holds its own in the Dutch scene, and its lawyers are always quite innovative."

A client reports that the team "has a strong capacity" and highlights the "great quality of advice."

Work highlights

Represented Facebook in a dispute concerning the client's decision to remove certain pages for breaching its misinformation policy.

Notable practitioners

One of the leading media law specialists in the Netherlands, Jens van den Brink has a strong focus on contentious matters, representing clients in defamation cases, attempts to prevent the publication of misinformation and disputes relating to advertising. One client enthuses: "Jens van den Brink is extremely helpful, experienced and knowledgeable and has expertly helped us to negotiate a number of extremely tricky legal questions and concerns we have had."

A client reports that Hester De Vries is "an extremely intelligent and talented lawyer with in-depth knowledge of privacy law and the exchange of data." In addition to her experience in data sharing mandates, Hester De Vries represents clients in GDPR disputes and advises on the use of biometric data under data privacy regulations.

Christien Wildeman frequently represents clients in defamation cases.

According to one commentator, Patrick Wit is "a real IT specialist who is very capable at handling high-stakes cases." He often advises on technology procurement mandates and IT outsourcing agreements, as well as assisting with the regulatory aspects of launching new technology platforms.

Reinoud Westerdijk assists clients from the technology sector with negotiating licensing agreements and with opening new data centres. A client reports that he is "a terrific all-round commercial and contracting lawyer with decades of industry knowledge."

Joost Schmaal assists clients with both contentious and non-contentious matters in the technology sector, representing clients in drafting IT contracts, as well as in disputes with suppliers.

Ranked Lawyers at
Kennedy Van der Laan

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TMT: Data Protection

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Hester De Vries
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Patrick Wit
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Reinoud Westerdijk
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TMT: Media

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Jens van den Brink
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Christien Wildeman
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