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Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 7

Höcker Advocaten

Paul Jongen is the key contact at Höcker Advocaten. Matthijs Brons is now with newly established firm Florent.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Höcker Advocaten

The team at Höcker Advocaten is led by Remco Dammers, with support from Jasper van Hulst and associate partner Martyn Top. Clients include Baker Hughes.

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Fraud and white-collar crime
Fraud and white-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Höcker Advocaten

Höcker Advocaten is ‘a valuable player in the field of asset recovery’ and is also recognised for its civil fraud practice. Kees Van de Meent and Cathalijne van der Plas are now with new firm Florent, which was established in July 2017.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Höcker Advocaten

Collective rights management is a strength of the team at Höcker Advocaten, which is jointly led by Jacqueline Seignette and the ‘very experiencedWillem Roos, who has ‘detailed copyright knowledge’ and ‘leaves nothing to chance’.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Höcker Advocaten

Höcker Advocaten acts for a mix of debtor and creditor clients, while team members also have experience serving as bankruptcy trustees. Kees van de Meent and Nienke Bobbert are now with Florent.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Höcker Advocaten

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Netherlands: Industry focus

IT
Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 4

Höcker Advocaten

At Höcker Advocaten, senior counsel Hans Ruitenberg represented Berkleef in a damages claim against Capgemini. The team advised Imbull on M&A. Willem Roos and Jacqueline Seignette are the practice co-heads.

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Media and entertainment
Industry focus: media and entertainment - ranked: tier 3

Höcker Advocaten

Jacqueline Seignette and the ‘precise, experiencedWillem Roos head the department at Höcker Advocaten, which advised WPG Publishers and Omnicom on M&A. LIRA is an IP client.

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