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Olaf Trojan

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Dispute resolution, Media and entertainment

Position

Olaf is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice of Bird & Bird. He co-heads the Media Group in the Netherlands, and is based in the Hague. Olaf specialises in unlawful press publications and misleading advertising. His expertise includes freedom of expression, naming and shaming as well as portrait, press and advertising rights. This work often involves advising companies and individuals who find themselves under attack from the media and can involve close cooperation with the client’s public relations advisors. Olaf has a solid basis in contract and liability law and is very familiar with subjects as termination of negotiations, conformity and warranty claims (among others, in the event of acquisitions) and directors’ and officers’ liability. He is regularly consulted by one of the largest newspaper in the Netherlands regarding editorial issues. Olaf regularly appears before the Dutch Press Council and the Dutch Standard Advertising Agency and acts frequently in urgent preliminary relief proceedings.

Career

Olaf joined Bird & Bird in 2008. He regularly acts as lecturer at conferences and seminars. He also enjoys providing in-house courses to clients of Bird & Bird.

Languages

Dutch and English

Member

Dutch Association for Media and Communication Law (VMC), Dutch Association for Procedural Law (NVvP), Dutch Association for Corporate Litigation (Vereniging Corporate Litigation)

Education

Olaf was admitted to the bar in 1993.


Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Bird & Bird LLP’s ‘very dedicated’ team is ‘great to work with’ and best known for its strength in the TMT and insurance sectors. Olaf Trojan is acting for Skyscanner in appeal proceedings regarding allegations of misleading ticket offerings. ‘Excellent project leaderEvelyn Tjon-En-Fa, who is ‘very accurate and communicative’, heads the practice. Other clients include Zurich, FNsteel and Allianz.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Media and entertainment

Within: Leading individuals

Olaf Trojan - Bird & Bird LLP

Within: Media and entertainment

Bird & Bird LLP’s ‘highly reliable’ department is led jointly by Paul Waszink and the ‘highly knowledgeableOlaf Trojan, who ‘thinks outside the box’. Trojan represented De Persgroep in several defamation cases; Nederland.FM and the Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO) are also clients.

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