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Netherlands

EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Brinkhof

The ‘quick and hands-on’ team at Brinkhof regularly acts on competition matters for its longstanding clients from the highly regulated TMT and pharmaceutical sectors. Pepijn van Ginneken heads the practice, in which telecoms specialist Quinten Kroes is also recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

Brinkhof is regarded as ‘one of the leading patent litigation firms in the Netherlands’; it is also very strong in trade marks, and assisted clients such as Danone with IP-related agreements. Richard Ebbink, Kurt Stöpetie and Eliane de Vilder are the key contacts along with recent hire Gregor Vos, a soft IP expert who joined from Klos Morel Vos & Reeskamp in January 2016.

Leading individuals

Gregor Vos - Brinkhof

Mark van Gardingen - Brinkhof

Richard Ebbink - Brinkhof

Next generation lawyers

Sjo Anne Hoogcarspel - Brinkhof

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Brinkhof

Brinkhof is a patent litigation powerhouse whose life sciences practice is led by Richard Ebbink, with support from Mark van Gardingen and ‘rapidly rising star’ Daan de Lange.

Next generation lawyers

Daan de Lange - Brinkhof

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IT
Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 2

Brinkhof

Data privacy expert Gerrit-Jan Zwenne joined Brinkhof from Bird & Bird LLP in February 2016. The practice’s key strengths include multi-jurisdictional outsourcing and advising household-name clients on data privacy. Eliane de Vilder, Wieke van Angeren and Quinten Kroes are other names to note.

Leading individuals

Gerrit-Jan Zwenne - Brinkhof

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Media and entertainment
Industry focus: media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

Brinkhof’s department head Remy Chavannes has ‘up-to-date knowledge of digital technology and legal frameworks’, and assists clients with ‘complex matters’. Egbert Dommering and the ‘always available’ Quinten Kroes are recommended.

Leading individuals

Remy Chavannes - Brinkhof

Next generation lawyers

Dorien Verhulst - Brinkhof

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Telecoms
Industry focus: telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

KPN, Sky Radio, Tele2 and Eurofiber are among clients of Brinkhof’s practice, which is especially strong in competition law; team head Pepijn van Ginneken has ‘in-depth regulatory knowledge’. Quinten Kroes is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Quinten Kroes - Brinkhof

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