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Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 5

bureau Brandeis

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Dispute resolution: arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 4

bureau Brandeis

bureau Brandeis’ team is commended for its ability to 'make something difficult look simple'. The group  is led by Louis Berger and Frank Peters. Simone Peek was a new arrival in 2018 from Clifford Chance.

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Industry focus: Information technology
Industry focus: Information technology - ranked: tier 4

bureau Brandeis

At bureau Brandeis, Machteld Robichon attracts public and commercial broadcasters and production companies as clients, and assists with enforcement procedures commenced by regulators including the Gaming Authority and the Data Protection Authority. Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm has accumulated significant experience acting before the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court, and the ECJ; it has acted on significant digital copyright cases for Netflix and Sanoma. The team also advises on privacy/GDPR compliance and counts eBay, Persgroep, and 538/Talpa Radio among its clients.

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

bureau Brandeis

The bureau Brandeis team is 'hands-on, focused, proactive, and a pleasure to work with'. Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm, Hans Bousie, and Machteld Robichon are the senior members of a team which 'operates at a high level and are strategic thinkers'. The team represented KPN/XS4ALL in a case concerned with the issue of whether internet providers can be ordered to block websites that infringe copyright. It is also acting for the Dutch Association of Publishers in a digital copyright case concerning e-book rights which was referred to the ECJ.

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Industry focus: telecoms
Industry focus: telecoms - ranked: tier 3

bureau Brandeis

At bureau Brandeis, Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm and Machteld Robichon co-head a 'focused and hands-on team that is a pleasure to work with'. The lawyers, including Simone Peek and Oskar Mulder 'operate at a high level and have a good combination of legal knowledge and strategic thinking'. The team is acting for Netflix on a number of TMT and privacy matters including a case before the ECJ. Robichon is also advising RTV Noord-Holland and AT5 on various media issues including various regulations.

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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights
Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights - ranked: tier 3

bureau Brandeis

bureau Brandeis is highlighted for its broad expertise including copyright and privacy and for being 'a hands-on, focused team and a pleasure to work with'. Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm 'is an excellent, sharp litigator'; Hans Bousie 'has a wide knowledge of the media sector and always looks for solutions'; Machteld Robichon is 'a great pleasure to work with and operates at a high level'. The team has been involved in several landmark copyright cases in the digital/telecoms sector; it advised Netflix on a long-running claim that reached the ECJ and concerned the German Film Fund Scheme.

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