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Machteld Robichon

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bureau Brandeis


Machteld Robichon is partner at bureau Brandeis. She assists parties in disputes with regulators such as the Dutch Media Authority, the Dutch Gaming Authority, the  Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets and the Dutch Data Protection Authority. These often concern strategic cases that include public policy, such as the modernization of the Dutch Gaming Act and the admission of new operators.

In addition to her many years of experience in litigating in administrative law, Machteld provides practical advice on regulation in the media, telecom and gaming sectors.

Previously, Machteld worked with SOLV and Kennedy van der Laan.

Machteld Robichon’s recent work:

  • Assisting providers in several enforcement procedures with the Dutch Media Authority, the Dutch Gaming Authority and the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets;
  • Advising on implementation of collaboration between public broadcaster RTV NH and AT5 within the limits of the Media Act;
  • Litigating on behalf of Radio538 concerning its digital and FM frequency license;
  • Representing NEM in cassation appeal at the Supreme Court. The procedure is currently pending at the Court of Justice for preliminary questions on lawfulness fees/licenses to install fibre networks under the Services Directive and Telecom Framework.
  • Advising providers on information request from law enforcement or regulators.

Ranked Chambers 2014: “Machteld Robichon continues to develop her media practice, and is highlighted for her strength on regulatory matters. “Her key skills are her knowledge and proactivity,” say clients.”


Netherlands: Industry focus


Within: IT

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

Within: Media and entertainment

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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Within: Telecoms

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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