Höcker Advocaten

Amsterdam Office

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Managing Partners: Jasper van Hulst, Marnix van den Bergh, Joep Meddens
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 17
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish 

Firm Overview:
Hocker Advocaten is an independent law firm based in Amsterdam. The firm offers practical solutions with a clear understanding of opportunities, possibilities and obstacles in the field of both litigation and transactions. Hocker Advocaten acts for domestic and international multinationals and medium-sized companies. For cross-border matters, the firm can call in lawyers from around the globe through its international networks: Interlex Group, IAEL, Transatlantic Law and Adlaw International. 

Main Areas of Practice:
Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration:
Hocker Advocaten has extensive experience in all forms of court litigation and dispute resolution, such as Enterprise Court proceedings and class actions. The lawyers of the litigation team also regularly act as mediator in (delicate) business mediations and act as arbitrator in high profile disputes across a wide range of sectors.
Contact: Marc Wolters
Tel: +3120 577 77 57
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
Höcker’s corporate group advises on all corporate law matters, focusing on (cross border) M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. The team also advises on the position of directors, shareholders and other company stakeholders.
Contact: Paul Jongen
Tel: +31 20 577 77 04
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Contracts:
The commercial contracts lawyers draft and advise on all types of complex commercial contracts including distribution, agency, franchise and services contracts.
Contact: Marnix van den Bergh
Tel: +31 20 577 77 54
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
Hocker’s employment group deals with all legal issues that could conceivably arise in employer and employee relations, including workplace contracts, collective bargaining, employment disputes, codeterminations, pension schemes and benefits. The team frequently is involved in large (cross border) reorganisations.
Contact: Jasper van Hulst
Tel: +31 20 577 77 64
Email: [email protected]

IP & IT:
The IP & IT group provides a full service to a wide range of clients in the entertainment, media and IT industries and is the leading advisor of Dutch music and audio-visual rights collecting societies. Areas of expertise include copyright, trademarks, IP enforcement, data privacy, licensing and distribution, and IT contracts. The team is frequently involved in landmark cases, including litigation before the European Court of Justice. The department also has an ongoing anticounterfeit program for several household name clients.
Contact: Jacqueline Seignette
Tel: +31 20 577 77 56
Email: [email protected]

Media & Marketing:
The Media & Marketing team has experience in the full range of media and advertising law. The group provides counsel to world leading advertising firms and to several media companies. Work includes the clearing of campaigns and conducting risk assessments of publications before they go to print.
Contact: Joep Meddens
Tel: +31 20 577 77 45
Email: [email protected]

Litigation Tort & Liability, Public Interest:
Within the Hocker litigation team, there is considerable expertise in exploring, securing and enforcing the duties of care that public bodies or private parties owe towards the general public and the common good. This may involve challenging existing market practices, e.g. to create market access for new business models (renewable energy, circular economy, electric cars) or raise the level of care (responsible, transparent financial services).
Contact: Koos van den Berg
Tel: +31 20 577 77 32
Email: [email protected]

Key Clients:
Tetrapak, Omnicom, Pluripharm, Joh. Enschede Amsterdam, Buma Stemra, Stichting de Thuiskopie, Lira, Sony Interactive Entertainment Benelux, Urgenda, Erasmus University Rotterdam, SOBI, Sonneborn, Dutch National Opera & Ballet, TUI Airlines, Stichting Brein, RadioCorp

Firm Contacts:
■Jasper van Hulst
Email: [email protected]

■Marnix van den Bergh
Email: [email protected]

■Joep Meddens
Email: [email protected]