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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.”



Industry focus: Information technology

Within: Industry focus: Information technology

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

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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Industry focus: telecoms

Within: Industry focus: telecoms

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

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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