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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

bureau Brandeis

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences
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Simone Peek - bureau Brandeis

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Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 4

bureau Brandeis

Digital copyright is a particular strength of bureau Brandeis’ team, which is headed jointly by β€˜true expert’ Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm and Machteld Robichon. Clients include Netflix, Sanoma, XS4ALL and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange.

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

bureau Brandeis

β€˜Flexible, approachable and experienced’ boutique bureau Brandeis β€˜fits the media industry like a glove’. The β€˜sociable, honest’ Machteld Robichon is β€˜enthusiastic and very experienced in regulatory work’; Hans Bousie and Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm are also recommended. Clients include Netflix, Sanoma and XS4ALL.

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Industry focus: Telecoms - ranked: tier 3

bureau Brandeis

bureau Brandeis’ β€˜flexible, approachable, highly experienced’ department has β€˜great industry knowledge’. The β€˜sociable, honest, enthusiastic’ Machteld Robichon is β€˜a good listener’ who has β€˜great regulatory experience’; she leads the team with Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm. Robichon assisted Talpa Radio with commercial and regulatory matters.

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

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

bureau Brandeis

Particularly active in digital copyright and internet IP, bureau Brandeis’ β€˜flexible, approachable, highly experienced’ team has β€˜great industry knowledge’. The practice is headed jointly by β€˜true copyright expert’ Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm and media and entertainment specialist Hans Bousie; clients include Netflix, Sanoma and the Dutch Association of Publishers.

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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