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Hans Bousie

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Hans is partner of bureau Brandeis. Hans specializes in antitrust (damages) actions. With his focus of attention on the media and entertainment sector, he furthermore nurtures a special love for (digital)copyright law.

Competition law (Grotius,1997) suits him very well, because of his excellent skills in combining market economics with legal frameworks. Hans has over 20 years of experience in competition law and has litigated before the Dutch Courts, the European Commission, the Dutch competition authority and the European Court of Justice. Over the years, he has gained a more prominent position in cartel damages litigation. Antitrust damages actions fit bureau Brandeis’s focus on litigation very well.

In addition to his work as attorney, Hans is chairman of the foundation ‘Why I Love This Book’ and board member of the foundation “Poetry International”.

Media Law International 2015: ‘According to one client, “Hans Bousie translated the exceedingly complicated laws and regulations into a clear, concise and most importantly usable advice.”’

Recent work:

  • Representing a claimant in an international antitrust damages action (pending);
  • Representing a large web shop in its complaint before the European Commission on alleged anti-competitive behavior of an international manufacturer of toys (pending);
  • Representing Pearson Assessment & Information before the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam in proceedings regarding copyright on psychological tests as defined in Dutch Copyright law (pending);
  • Representing Pathé in negotiations with the major studio’s regarding licenses for her Video on demand project, Pathé Thuis;
  • Advising international publisher Springer on copyright issues with regard to the Springer Book Archive and Springer Link.

Clients Hans works for:

Pearson, Springer, Sanoma, Bohn Stafleu van Lofhum, Boom publishers, Bol.com, Pathé, Videoland, DFW, CPNB, KBb, NUV, KVB, Action, Phonehouse, Joh. Enschedé, LOI, NVER, LannooMeulenhoff, VBK Media, Lemniscaat, Podium, Armin van Buuren, Amp Amsterdam, Kluun, Robert Vuijsje.

 


Netherlands

Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Within: Industry focus: Media and entertainment

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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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Within: Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

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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