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Netherlands: Commercial litigation
Within Construction, Kennedy Van der Laan is a second tier firm,
Kennedy Van der Laan’s Richard-Jan Roks focuses on construction and public procurement work, including disputes. It has been advising NKOC on contractual matters regarding a €100m-plus property construction and is acting for Port of Amsterdam on procurement matters for several developments.
Netherlands: Corporate and M&A
Netherlands: EU and competition
Within EU and competition, tier 4
Kennedy Van der Laan’s Annemieke van der Beek has ‘excellent knowledge of payment services and competition law, and is very experienced in this field’. The practice recently advised university hospitals VUmc and AMC on merger issues and advised a client on an NMa investigation into e-book price-fixing. It also advised a consortium of banks and telecoms operators on competition law aspects of a joint venture project.
Within Employment, Kennedy Van der Laan is a third tier firm,
Kennedy Van der Laan’s Chris Nekeman, who acts for companies and work councils, ‘thinks two steps ahead, is always looking for alternatives and provides clear advice’. He advises NS (Dutch Railways) on various issues, including discrimination cases and internal policies. Other clients include Unisys, TomTom, and IBM’s central works council.
Netherlands: Environment and planning
Netherlands: Information technology
Within Information technology, Kennedy Van der Laan is a first tier firm,
Patrick Wit heads Kennedy Van der Laan’s practice, which handles a broad range of matters including commercial work, projects, licensing, data protection, and litigation. Contentious instructions have increased, and Joost Linnemann has been representing NS Groep in an investigation by the Dutch data protection authority.
Within Insurance, Kennedy Van der Laan is a second tier firm,
Kennedy Van der Laan has recently been handling coverage disputes, D&O and various other liability matters. Team head Chris van Dijk and Frits van der Woude handle professional liability claims, while Erik van Orsouw and newly promoted partner Peter van den Broek act on technical damages claims.
Netherlands: Intellectual property
Within Intellectual property, Kennedy Van der Laan is a third tier firm,
Kennedy Van der Laan has a strong focus on acting for technology, fashion and consumer goods clients. Maarten Schut advises Nike on anti-counterfeiting and parallel trade actions, and Alfred Meijboom recently defended retailer C&A against trade mark infringement allegations brought by G-Star.
Netherlands: Media and entertainment
Within Media and entertainment, Kennedy Van der Laan is a first tier firm,
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.
Netherlands: Project finance and PFI
Within Project finance and PFI, tier 4
Kennedy Van der Laan acts for project developers and local authorities on PPP matters, and advised Nationaal Kinderoncologisch Centrum (NKOC) on a new building development. Practice head Richard-Jan Roks and managing partner Casper Schouten are the key contacts.
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Offices in Amsterdam
- Banking and finance : Banking and finance
- Commercial litigation : Commercial litigation
- Construction : Construction
- Corporate and M&A : Corporate and M&A
- EU and competition : EU and competition
- Employment : Employment
- Environment and planning : Environment and planning
- Information technology : Information technology
- Insurance : Insurance
- Intellectual property : Intellectual property
- Media and entertainment : Media and entertainment
- Mediation : Mediation
- Project finance and PFI : Project finance and PFI
- Real estate : Real estate