Mr Joran Spauwen > Kennedy Van der Laan > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Kennedy Van der Laan
1014 BG
P.O. Box 58188, 1040HD

Work Department

Intellectual Property & Media




Joran advises and litigates in Kennedy Van der Laan’s IP and media practice. He specializes in technology and information matters and is particularly experienced in digital business (platform and retail), the protection and commercialization of technology (R&D) and online copyright. Joran also deals with related regulatory issues and is a member of the data protection litigation team.

Work highlights include litigation on information disclosures in IP proceedings, representing platforms and ISPs in matters regarding disclosure requests for user information, representing and advising ISP’s in cases on filtering obligations, handling regulatory oversight in relation to rating information, structuring several technological collaborations and internationally enforcing patent and trade rights.


Member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES)
Member of the Vereniging voor Media en Communicatierecht (VMC, Dutch Association for Media and Communication Law)
Member of the Vereniging voor Auteursrecht (VVA, Dutch Association for Copyright Law)


The George Washington University, Intellectual Property Law (Summer Program at Max Planck Institute, Munich Program), 2010
Universiteit van Amsterdam, LLM Information Law, 2009
Universiteit Utrecht, LLM European Law (International Transactions and Corporate Practice), 2009
Universiteit Utrecht, LLB Law, 2007


Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

The ‘true legal and judicial experts’ at Kennedy Van der Laan divide their focus between the tech, media and entertainment, fashion and luxury sectors, representing clients in major trade mark infringement claims and issues around intermediary liability. The practice is led by Maarten Schut, a specialist in tech and life sciences trade mark disputes; IP, IT and sports-focused Alfred Meijboom; and Joran Spauwen, whose expertise lies in assisting the IP aspects of tech transactions. Reindert van der Zaal represents both domestic and international fashion, luxury and sports brands in trade mark and advertising matters, and co-heads the firm’s anti-counterfeiting program.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Next Generation Partners)

Joran Spauwen – 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.