Firms To Watch: Industry focus: Media and entertainment

In late March 2024, gaming industry expert René Otto, previously at Van Iersel Luchtman Advocaten, founded his own boutique Deviant Legal, focusing exclusively on legal advice and representation for video games, esports and content creation.
In January 2024, IP expert Kriek Wille who has in-depth experience advising large international entertainment companies, and Dominique Geerts, a further standout lawyer who handles IP and advertising infringement cases, left Van Doorne to found their own firm &Co Advocaten.

Industry focus: Media and entertainment in Netherlands

Bird & Bird

With offices in Amsterdam and The Hague, the media and entertainment team at Bird & Bird is co-led by Olaf Trojan and Paul Waszink, both of whom have more than two decades of experience in the field. The team frequently advises on matters relating to online gambling, broadcasting, gaming and publishing. Berend Van Der Eijk is a further standout lawyer with an expertise in internet law and data protection who regularly advises clients within the media and entertainment sector. Clemens Molle is also noted for his experience advising on IP-related matters within the music and gaming industries.

Practice head(s):

Olaf Trojan; Paul Waszink

Other key lawyers:

Berend van der Eijk; Clemens Molle


‘The firm is a very good expert of the media law area. They are very well connected to the relevant authorities. Furthermore, they are always available.’

‘Paul Waszink and Quirijn Mohr are reliable and provide a high-level service in the field of media law.’

Key clients

DPG Media









CEE/Antenna Media

Work highlights

  • Advised NPO on the procedure for new media content channels, among other matters.
  • Represented DPG Media in several defamation cases.


Praised for its ‘exceptional quality of work’, Brinkhof continues to be a leading firm in the media and entertainment sector. The team has a wealth of experience advising clients on a range of matters, including radio and television broadcasting, streaming services and online publishing. The team is co-led by Remy Chavannes, Dorien Verhulst and Anke Strijbos. Chavannes is recommended for her expertise in handling copyright and privacy matters for clients within the industry, while Verhulst regularly advises digital platforms. Quinten Kroes is another integral member of the team who is highly skilled at advising broadcasters and media distributors.

Practice head(s):

Remy Chavannes; Dorien Verhulst; Anke Strijbos

Other key lawyers:

Quinten Kroes


‘They have strong knowledge and are pragmatic. They provide an exceptional quality of work.’

‘The firm stands out for its excellent quality of advice, in-depth knowledge and flexibility.’

‘The team at Brinkhof is personable. They are able to translate complex legal issues into digestible and pragmatic advice.’

‘Remy Chavannes and Quinten Kroes are recognised experts. They present themselves as a strong team. They are a joy to work with.’

‘Remy Chavannes is a very knowledgeable lawyer. He is responsive and he’s very pleasant to work with.’


Key clients

Association of Dutch Commercial Radio Broadcasters



FD Mediagroep


Meta Platforms

RTL Group

Sky Radio and Radio Veronica, two radio stations which are part of Talpa Radio


Work highlights

  • Advising a wide range of intermediary service providers on matters relating to the compliance and enforcement of the Digital Services Act.
  • Representing the RTL Group in administrative litigation before the Belgian Council of State relating to the regulatory jurisdiction over RTL’s language channels targeting the French-speaking Belgian market.
  • Acting for the Association of Dutch Commercial Radio Broadcasters with litigation against Sena, a collecting society.

Kennedy Van der Laan

Kennedy Van der Laan has extensive experience handling high-profile litigation matters for clients within the media and entertainment industry. The firm caters to a diversity of clients, including production companies, streaming services, broadcasters and social media platforms. Hailed for his ‘thorough understanding of media and journalism’, Jens Van den Brink heads the team. Joran Spauwen is another exceptional member of the team that has in-depth experience advising media clients on data protection regulations and online copyright requirements. Sophie van Loon and Lotte Oranje are also notable. Van Loon has experience handling copyright disputes, while Oranje regularly assists with some of the firm’s most prominent cases.

Practice head(s):

Jens van den Brink

Other key lawyers:

Joran Spauwen; Sophie van Loon; Lotte Oranje


‘There is a real variety of knowledge at the firm. They have been able to answer any legal questions we have.’

‘The associates are always quick to respond and offer useful advice. The advice is always thoughtful and considered.’

‘The media team of Kennedy Van der Laan is the best in class in the Netherlands.’

‘Jens van den Brink is an excellent litigator. He has a thorough understanding of media and journalism.’

‘The team has a lot of experience in media cases. They are easy to access and they are available in urgent matters. They are well prepared for any court case and they are flexible.’

‘Jens van den Brink and Lotte Oranje form a good, sharp and solid team in lawsuits. You really want them on a case.’

‘Lotte Oranje is down to earth and gives practical advice. She is proactive, realistic on issues and she’s a nice person to work with.’

Key clients



DPG Media




Eredivisie C.V.






Work highlights

  • Represented VodafoneZiggo in multiple lawsuits, including the successful defence of broadcaster Ziggo in a case brought by Vida, a Croatian football player.
  • Represented Meta in litigation regarding the takedown and request for user data claims.

Boekx Advocaten

Boekx Advocaten is a boutique law firm that covers all aspects of the media industry, including newspapers, film production and online publishing, among other matters. Spearheading the team, Marc De Boer advises clients within the media and entertainment sector on IP rights. Praised by clients as an ‘excellent lawyer’, Otto Volgenant regularly caters to clients such as internet companies, television producers and broadcasters. Matthijs Kaaks is another excellent source of advice, especially for matters concerning investigative journalism; he is recommended for liable and defamation cases for clients in the industry.

Practice head(s):

Marc de Boer

Other key lawyers:

Otto Volgenant; Matthijs Kaaks


‘They offer high quality advice on intellectual property. They are up to date with the latest developments. Working with them is very pleasant.’

‘The team has great knowledge of the online world and harmful content. They are very skilled on the law.’

‘In addition to their knowledge, they also have an enormous drive for justice.’

Key clients

Dutch Association of Journalists

Stop Online Shaming Foundation

Skyhigh TV

Tuvalu Media

Follow The Money

Albert Verlinde Entertainment


Sumo Sushi

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Work highlights

  • Represented Privacy First, an NGO, in proceedings against the Dutch Government about the public access to the register of ultimate beneficial owners.
  • Successfully represented Stop Online Shaming Foundation against an adult content website, the ruling requiring publishers of adult content to seek consent when publishing user-generated videos.
  • Successfully represented the Dutch branch of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in a matter of principle regarding the religious privilege in court proceedings, which impacts news articles and reports regarding the religious organisation.

bureau Brandeis

bureau Brandeis continues to be a go-to firm for clients needing advice on digital copyrights, entertainment law and publishing, among other matters. The team is co-led by Hans Bousie, Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm and Machteld Robichon. Bousie is skilled at navigating cross-border litigation and frequently advises clients within the music industry. Alberdingk Thijm is recommended for high-profile defamation claims, while Robichon is an expert in broadcasting and gaming regulations. Sam van Velze is another noteworthy member of the team with a focus on copyright issues within the media and entertainment sector.

Practice head(s):

Hans Bousie; Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm; Machteld Robichon

Other key lawyers:

Sam van Velze; Anna Strater; Fransje Brouwer; Syb Terpstra


‘They have excellent expertise in the media space.’

‘Machteld Robichon and Anna Strater both provided excellent and timely service.’

‘The team possesses a deep understanding of the legal landscape. They offer tailored advice that takes the client’s long-term goals into account while considering the various interests of the diverse stakeholders involved.’

‘Machteld Robichon and Fransje Brouwer have a keen sense of how to navigate the legal landscape while striving to maximise the benefits for their clients. The entire team is highly approachable and pleasant to work with.’

‘Christiaan Albergdingk Thym is known as being very effective in defamation cases.’

‘Syb Terpstra is an expert for all IP/Media-related work.’

‘They are a very hands-on and knowledgeable team.’

‘Machteld Robichon has a vast amount of experience. He is extremely well organised and is always a pleasure to deal with.’

Key clients




Dutch Publishers Association

Talpa Radio

Hearst Magazines Netherlands B.V.


Public broadcasters AT5 and NH Nieuws

Music Creations Publishing B.V.

VBK Uitgeversgroep B.V.

Spinnin’ Records

Dutch Association for Educational Media


Yellow Claw & Barong Family





Dash Berlin








Work highlights

  • Represented Talpa Radio in various appeal procedures involving the award of FM and DAB+ frequency licenses.
  • Represented Spinnin’ Records in litigation before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court against DJ Martin Garrix.
  • Advised Netflix on matters relating to media, technology, privacy and copyright issues.

Höcker Advocaten

Hailed for its ‘high level of knowledge in the field of copyright’, is a go-to firm for brand names within the media and entertainment sector needing advice on IP-related matters. Led by Marijn Kingma, the team is deeply familiar with rights and protections afforded to literary, music and visual-audio industries. Jacqueline Seignette represents both domestic and international clients on copyright negotiations and disputes, while Joep Meddens is skilled at advising on advertising matters. Meddens is also noted for his experience handling complex defamation cases.

Practice head(s):

Marijn Kingma

Other key lawyers:

Jaqueline Seignette; Joep Meddens


‘Marijn Kingma and his team are experts in both media/communication law and entertainment law. The firm is widely recognised for its media and entertainment practice. I highly recommend them for all matters in the field of music law, audio-visual law, TV and new technology.’

‘Marijn Kingma is a force of nature made entirely of conviction and determination. She has an iron will. She’s an excellent jurist and fine analyst. I’m happy to recommend her and her team.’

‘Marijn Kingma is the go-to lawyer for collective rights organisations. She knows everything there is to know in the market. She is intelligent, sharp-witted, thorough and pleasant to work with. Also, Joep Meddens is a thoughtful, strategic and knowledgeable lawyer.’

‘They have a very strong reputation in the media world.’

‘Marijn Kingma is very accessible and responsive. She has great attention to detail and is always several steps ahead. If you are looking for the best, you have to hire Marijn.’

‘Hocker combines a very good intellectual property unit with other highly relevant expertise such as employment law and liability law. This is ideal for clients who have a focus on IP-rights as well as requiring advice on other areas.’

‘They have great capabilities in the field of copyright.’

‘Jacqueline Seignette is an extremely good lawyer.’

Key clients


Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, SIAE Benelux

Mojo Concerts


Stichting de Thuiskopie

Ziggo Dome

Stichting LIRA

Motion Picture Association

Stichting Leenrecht



Stichting BREIN

WPG Uitgevers

Lama Lama

ROSE Stories

Work highlights

  • Advising RadioCorp on the sale of its shares to Mediahuis, in addition to assisting with their application to participate in the auction for national FM radio frequencies.
  • Representing Stichting BREIN in a suit against News-Service Europe regarding unauthorised access to copyrightable work.
  • Representing Buma/Stemra in a lawsuit involving issues regarding distribution licensing tariffs and the efficiency of the Netherlands’ tariff structure for music performance royalties.


Leeway offers comprehensive advice across the media and entertainment sector from copyright protection and sponsorship agreements to advertising and marketing. Co-leading the team, Michiel Odink advises on matters concerning music publishing, film production and IP protection. Heading the team alongside him, Marga Verwoert regularly assists clients such as actors, vloggers and media companies. With more than three decades of experience in the field, Eric Keyzer is another go-to lawyer at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Marga Verwoert; Michiel Odink

Other key lawyers:

Eric Keyzer; Nini Blom; Lotte Rutgers; Max van Oostrum


‘Eric Keyzer, Marga Verwoert and Michiel Odink form a great team together with associates Nini Blom, Lotte Rutgers and Max van Oostrum. Leeway’s team is excellent, and they are very nice to work with. They also have a great international network of firms they cooperate with.’

‘Marga Verwoert has a very strong reputation. She is a master in contract negotiations. She regularly teams up with Eric Keyzer, who is an absolute hero in this area. They offer creative solutions, which is absolutely a must when the market is evolving so quickly while legislation is always behind.’

‘Leeway listens carefully to the needs of the clients. They are very approachable and deadlines are always met.’

Key clients

Warner Music Group

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

Pathé Thuis

TopCast Media

PriveeKollektie B.V.


Chet Baker Estate

Lukassen Producties


Joy Tomassen

Rooftop Studios

180 Amsterdam

Work highlights

  • Advising Pathé Thuis on a new project to offer on-demand screenings at a network of boutique private cinemas across Europe.
  • Assisting Fruits Music with all aspects of the initial establishment of the company, along with ongoing advice on commercial agreements with external producers, musicians and content creators.
  • Advising PXR Media on a partnership agreement with Talpa TV to develop a show called ‘VI Today’.

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

Located in The Hague, Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV stands out for its extensive experience defending the IP rights of musicians and authors in the Dutch Supreme Court. Arnoud Boorsma heads the team and has a strong understanding of the regulatory environment that governs broadcasters. Leading the team alongside him, Sikke Kingma is a seasoned IP litigator who regularly assists clients in the media and entertainment industry. Jordi Bierens is another key member of the team who, in addition to media law, advises on advertising.

Practice head(s):

Sikke Kingma; Arnoud Boorsma

Other key lawyers:

Jordi Bierens


‘Jordi Bierens is very accessible and responds quickly.’

‘Arnoud Boorsma is an experienced litigator.’

‘They have a very strong practice in the media and entertainment sector.’

‘Sikke Kingma is an absolute expert on media-related issues. He also has a great personality.’

‘They are very approachable. Their knowledge and skills are fully up to date.’

‘They have a very capable team. They have a lot of knowledge and act very fast.’

‘The lawyers are very qualified and good communicators.’

Key clients




State of the Netherlands

The Public Prosecution Service

The Dutch Media Authority

Dutch Authority for Digital Infrastructure

Work highlights

  • Represented Consumentenbond in summary proceedings about the lawfulness of a publication containing criticism about the alleged lack of pricing transparency on the websites of two well-known travel agencies.
  • Represented the Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands in lawsuits about the redistribution of radio frequencies.

Visser Schaap & Kreijger

Visser Schaap & Kreijger advises on a broad range of matters within the media and entertainment industry, including sponsoring and product placement, film production contracts and defamation cases. Heading the team, Jacqueline Schaap is a strong litigator who is recommended for IP-related matters. Dirk Visser leads the team alongside her; he is skilled at advising on antipiracy mandates within the music and film sectors. Patty de Leeuwe and Paul Kreijger are also lawyers to note. Kreijger regularly advises broadcasters and producers, while de Leeuwe is an expert at copyright matters.

Practice head(s):

Jacqueline Schaap; Dirk Visser

Other key lawyers:

Patty de Leeuwe; Paul Kreijger


‘Visser Schaap & Kreijger is a professional, extremely qualified and dedicated law firm. It goes without saying that they understand the legal field. They have a very personal approach and provide step-by-step guidance.’

‘Jacqueline Schaap is a very skilled and competent IP lawyer.’

‘Visser Schaap & Kreijger is one of the leading Dutch firms in media and entertainment law.’ 

‘Visser Schaap & Kreijger stands out for its combination of IP law expertise with the practical knowledge of their clients’ businesses. The team has an excellent knowledge of the media market and what’s relevant for their client’s daily legal practice.’

‘They have extremely experienced lawyers who have very good knowledge of the industry. They also keep clients up to date on current and future legislation on a very regular basis.’

‘Jacqueline Schaap is an excellent advisor. The questions we bring to her are handled with care and precision. Her advice is practical, well-informed, timely and tailored to our needs.’

‘We highly appreciated the expertise of Dirk Visser. He is very helpful with keeping clients informed of IP developments.’

‘Jacqueline Schaap and Dirk Visser are well-known in their field. Jacqueline has vast experience and is currently also the Dean of the Amsterdam Bar Association. Dirk has a strong academic background as a professor of IP law at Leiden University.’

Key clients

Endemol Shine Nederland

Talpa Network

Universal Music and Universal Media

Stichting Brein

Singel Publishers

DPG Media

NDP Dutch News Media Association

Trinity Media

Warner Bros. International Television Nederland

Talpa TV



NL Film

Work highlights

  • Acted on behalf of Talpa TV and Concept Street in relation to a conflict over a long-running reality tv show with a participant who wanted to have the show removed from television and streaming.
  • Acting on behalf of several Holocaust survivors and Jewish organisations in the appeal case against Thierry Baudet, leader of the political party FvD in respect of his tweets in which he had compared coronavirus measures with the Holocaust.
  • Successfully represented author Michel Houellebecq in preliminary injunction proceedings against KIRAC, in order to prevent the use of pornographic footage of Houellebecq.

Hoogenraad & Haak

Hoogenraad & Haak is a boutique law firm that possesses an in-depth knowledge of advertising law and litigation. Further to this, the firm also regularly advises on music and licensing, media law, rights of publicity and defamation, among other matters. Co-heading the team, Ebba Hoogenraad has more than two decades of experience navigating the advertising sector. Co-leading the team alongside her, Daniël Haije has experience advising on influencer agreements, celebrity talent contracts and protection of IP rights.

Practice head(s):

Daniël Haije; Ebba Hoogenraad

Other key lawyers:

Myrna Teeuw


‘Hoogenraad & Haak is a boutique firm that provides excellent legal advice in a very pragmatic way. They are business oriented, pragmatic and a pleasure to work with.’

‘A great boutique law firm with empathetic, service-oriented and enthusiastic lawyers.’

‘Ebba Hoogenraad and Myrna Teeuw are able to translate laws and regulations into very practical advice.’

‘The in-depth knowledge of Ebba Hoogenraad combined with her personal approach makes her a great business partner.’

‘The team’s responses are quick and proactive. They are also able to come up with a tailor-made solution. In addition, they have a tremendous amount of knowledge readily available and the right contacts within the industry to gain additional insight.’

‘Daniël Haije is an extremely pleasant lawyer to work with. He is dedicated, flexible, co-operative and enthusiastic. He is also knowledgeable on unfair commercial practices. Ebba Hoogenraad is clearly an expert in her field.’

‘The firm is strong in providing clear advice and insights. It is comforting to know that their knowledge and expertise is available to us. Their advice is always practical and shows that they are knowledgeable. They are great at answering questions relating to advertising and sustainability claims. They can be counted on when facing tight deadlines.’

‘Ebba Hoogenraad is a terrific presenter. She does a great job explaining legislation to both a legal and non-legal audience.’

Key clients



Ahold Delhaize



Perrigo/Omega Pharma


Havas Lemz


MullenLowe Alfred



180 Kingsday

Wieden + Kennedy



Kenniscentrum Suiker & Voeding


Koninklijke Vereniging Homeopathie


Work highlights

  • Advised a number of clients on creating a handbook for making sustainability claims, including successful in-house training of the marketing team.


With a specialty in IP matters, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is well-equipped to advise clients in the media and entertainment industry on cross-border litigation and copyright violations. Heading the team, Joris van Manen is recommended for his extensive experience handling prominent brand infringement cases. Laura Fresco is another key lawyer at the firm that frequently advises on advertising and media law. Eric Meyer and Roeland Grijpink are also noted for their work on some of the firm’s most significant cases.

Practice head(s):

Joris van Manen

Other key lawyers:

Laura Fresco; Eric Meyer; Roeland Grijpink

Key clients

John Lennon Estate

Jimi Hendrix Estate

MC&F Broadcasting


Sony Entertainment

Carl Zeiss

Procter & Gamble


Bolton Adhesives




Concord Music


Van Kaam IP & Media

Located in Amsterdam, Van Kaam IP & Media houses a diverse client list that includes authors, musicians, radio stations, publishers and television producers, among others. Founding partner Bertil van Kaam has a wealth of experience in the industry, which includes negotiating agency and distribution agreements, anti-counterfeiting matters and high-profile litigation. Sharif Ibrahim is also noted for his knowledge of the gaming and gambling sector. Van Kaam continues to leads the team after the departure of former co-head Remco Klöters in January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Bertil van Kaam

Other key lawyers:

Sharif Ibrahim


‘They are very competent. The team consists of real experts and specialists.’

‘A great team. They are very responsive.’

Key clients

RTL Nederland

Fremantle Productions B.V.


Dutch FilmWorks

Night of Comedy

Villain Studios

Graniet Import Benelux B.V.

Work highlights

  • Represented AVROTROS in preliminary injunction proceedings against X, which operated as a digital advertising platform, that claims AVROTROS acted unlawfully.
  • Representing Graniet Import Benelux B.V. in defamation proceedings against Zembla, a current affairs tv-program broadcasted by BNNVARA.
  • Representing Graniet Import Benelux B.V. in defamation proceedings against a former public prosecutor who made several allegations against the client on Zembla.


The media, entertainment and sports team at CMS is co-led by Rogier de Vrey and Michiel van Dijk. Heading the IP department at the firm, de Very is well-versed in navigating IP disputes. Van Dijk is recommended for sports matters, with some of his regular clients including sport associations and high-profile athletes. Amajanti van de Beek is another excellent source of advice concerning the sports industry; she often assists with sponsorship agreements, athlete promotional contracts and allegations of doping, among other matters.

Practice head(s):

Rogier de Vrey; Michiel van Dijk

Other key lawyers:

Amajanti van de Beek

Key clients



Hewlett Packard







Royal Dutch Football Association

Royal Dutch Hockey Association

Dutch Volleyball Association

The Dutch Olympic Committee/Dutch Sports Federation

Work highlights

  • Representing Hewlett Packard in regard to two court cases initiated by Digital Revolution, who is alleging violation of advertising, unfair competition laws and trademark infringement.
  • Representing the Royal Dutch Football Association in several court cases related to stadium bans, rule disputes and other legal matters concerning football.

Dikhoff van Dongen Advocaten

With a focus on media and entertainment, the boutique firm Dikhoff van Dongen Advocaten serves a wide range of clients within the creative sector. Sander Dikhoff advises film, TV and print players on corporate law issues including M&A, while Rob Van Dongen concentrates his practice on the music industry, assisting clients with copyright, neighbouring rights, privacy and contract issues.

Practice head(s):

Sander Dikhoff; Rob van Dongen


‘Rob van Dongen’s personal approach is unique, and his skills, legal knowledge and network in the music industry make him the go-to lawyer.’

‘Sander Dikhoff has a close relationship with his clients, making it always a pleasure to discuss the topics. He will pick a battle when needed but makes sure that it doesn’t disturb the relationship with the negotiating party.’

‘Excellent knowledge of IP and entertainment law and practical applications.’

‘The team has a no-nonsense and clear approach to the spiderweb of rules and unwritten rules of the music industry and its rights holders.’

‘Rob van Dongen’s knowledge of being a musician combined with the laws of every aspect of the music industry, makes him unique in relating to the questions at hand.’

‘Sander Dikhoff and Rob van Dongen are very pleasant to work with and always available. Their knowledge of the entire spectrum of the entertainment business is impressive and you can be sure to get great advice from them or win cases if necessary.’

Sander Dikhoff has a profound knowledge of the movie business and is an expert on Dutch and international contracts for film productions. He helps out producers, actors, writers and investors in the business and he is very precise and thorough! Rob van Dongen is a master when it comes to music, theatre and television contracts. His years of experience really count and make him an authority as an entertainment lawyer.

The practice is a true Entertainment Law boutique covering media, entertainment and music. The lines are short to the partners, experts in their field with solid networks. What’s appealing is that the firm also litigates, hence advisory and litigation are housed under one roof.

Key clients

SvO B.V. (Soldaat van Oranje/Soldier of Orange)

Ms.= Eva Jinek

Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands B.V.

Topkapi Films B.V.

8ball Music B.V.

PVH Europe B.V.

Dance Therapy Management B.V. (management Ferry Corsten)

Overamstel Uitgevers B.V.

Hugo Langras

Wise Monkeys B.V.

Friendly Fire B.V.

Tonny Media B.V.

Frequency Music B.V.

Global Film Partners

Schimmer Music Productions B.V.


Stichting BUMA Cultuur

September Film Distribution B.V.

Mr René Mioch

Ekeby Films B.V.

Henneman Agency B.V.

Talent Kitchen B.V.

Julia Wolff Management

Mr Jaïr Ferwerda (Jaïr Media)

Work highlights

  • Advised, negotiated and closed the transaction for the move by TV personality Eva Jinek to public broadcaster AVROTROS.
  • Represented Hugo Langras in litigation before the Court of Amsterdam against world-famous recording artist Afrojack.
  • Advised, negotiated and closed the transaction for film producer Topkapi Films in the acquisition by Banijay Benelux.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Praised for its ‘outstanding experience in media and entertainment law’, Greenberg Traurig LLP regularly advises celebrities, music artists and other clients on matters relating to trademark infringement. Spearheading the team, Radboud Ribbert is a seasoned litigator that has significant experience defending defamation claims and protecting the IP rights of clients within the industry. With his comprehensive knowledge of media and copyright law, Wouter van Wengen is another notable member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Radboud Ribbert

Other key lawyers:

Wouter van Wengen


‘The team has an outstanding experience in media and entertainment law.’

‘Radboud Ribbert is a very skilled and creative lawyer. Radboud fully understands the needs of the client from both a legal and a business perspective.’

‘A great office! We are very satisfied with their knowledge and commitment.

‘The team has lots of knowledge and experience.’

Key clients


Stichting Nederlandse Top 40

Buildings Group B.V.

Eric Kuster


Lineweight, LLC and Crye Precision, LLC

Cheetah Mobile, Inc and Cheetah Mobile America, Inc.


Killer Queen, LLC

Sheryl Crow

Over Easy B.V.

Work highlights

  • Representing Lineweight LLC and Crye Precision LLC in their lawsuit against copyright infringers in Europe of the companies’ camouflage pattern used in popular videogames such as Call of Duty.
  • Representing Roddelpraat in a defamation and copyright infringement case.


With Thomas de Weerd heading the team, Houthoff advises clients within the media and entertainment sector on a variety of matters, including regulatory requirements, intellectual property and advertising law. Thijs van Aerde has experience handling litigation matters for broadcasters in the Dutch Supreme Court, while Jurre Reus possesses in-depth capabilities in the audio-visual sector. Nicole Bilderbeek is also noted for her skill assisting clients within the music and television industries.

Practice head(s):

Thomas de Weerd

Other key lawyers:

Nicole Bilderbeek; Thijs van Aerde; Jurre Reus

Key clients

Spinnin’ Records

Buma Stemra

Hearst Netherlands


Work highlights

  • Representing Spinnin’ Records in a copyright contracting litigation before the Supreme Court against DJ Martin Garrix.
  • Representing Buma Stemra in copyright and competition litigation against Associated Music Business Distributors and its members.

Leopold Meijnen Oosterbaan

The team at Leopold Meijnen Oosterbaan is co-led by Olivier Oosterbaan, Quirijn Meijnen and Maarten Leopold. Described as ‘one of the most seasoned video games lawyers in the Netherlands’, Oosterbaan caters to clients such as Gaminous, Soedesco Publishing and Good Shepherd Entertainment. Leopold focusses on the music industry; he frequently advises composers, music houses and artists, among others. Meijnen is recommended for clients seeking guidance on licensing, copyrights and IP protection.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Oosterbaan; Quirijn Meijnen; Maarten Leopold


‘The team consists of highly experienced and specialised individuals.’

‘Olivier Oosterbaan’s strength is contracts, either as negotiations or contentious if parties are no longer working together. Olivier is a real pleasure to work with.’

‘Olivier is one of the most seasoned video games lawyers in the Netherlands. He has established contacts with correspondents, which makes for expedient and effortless results. He’s a pleasure to have in your corner.’

Key clients

Good Shepherd Entertainment




Rymarz Zdort Maruta

2Awesome Studios


Paladin Studios

Soedesco Publishing

Herman Brood estate

Jenny Boot

Victron Energy

Transport Info B.V.

William Rutten


DJ Monitor

Downtown Publishing

Sony Music Publishing

Massive Music

Emma Heesters


Loveland Festival

Maestro Gallery


Verknipt events

Work highlights

  • Advised Vlambeer in connection with the development of the successfully launched Apple Arcade game Ridiculous Fishing EX.
  • Advised various social casino game companies in connection with compliance matters.