Mr Jens Van den Brink > Kennedy Van der Laan > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Media Group




Jens is a partner in the IP & Media department, where he heads the media group. He is a media litigator, with a hands-on approach and years of experience in media defense.

Jens works for newspapers, broadcasters, producers and for many major social media- and other platforms. His cases are often in the area where free speech, privacy, intellectual property and other fundamental rights collide. He also handles a lot of entertainment cases, ranging from image rights to format and licensing issues. Jens is used to dealing with great pressure and media sensitive matters, where time is of the essence.


Dutch, English, French (Member of the French Desk)


Member of Dutch Copyright law association
Member of MLRC (Media Law Resource Centre)
Member of Benelux Association for trade mark and design rights
Member of Association for media and communication law
Member of IPAN (Interactive Professionals Association Netherlands)
Member of NICAM (Complaint Committee of the Dutch Institute for Classification of Audiovisual Media)


IP law and International Law, University of Amsterdam, 1998
LL.M. with merits, King’s College London, UK, 1999 (Chevening Scholar, Stibbe Steppingstone Scholar)
International Relations, University of Amsterdam, 1997
Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY, USA, 1996
French language, Université de Nice, France, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Hall of Fame)

Jens van den Brink Kennedy Van der Laan

Known for its freedom of speech and internet-related media practice, Kennedy Van der Laan is sought out by Dutch news outlets, broadcasters and production companies for advice on defamation claims and pre-publication reviews. Team head Jens van den Brink represents national and international media companies in free speech, copyright and digital matters. Content and technology specialist Joran Spauwen counsels the firm’s internet platforms and ISP clients on IP and transactional mandates. Counsel in the IP and media practice Sophie Van Loon is a key contact for social media platforms, while senior associate Emiel Jurjens is an integral member of the team when representing clients in litigation proceedings. Associate Lotte Oranje regularly acts for clients in disputes concerning press publications and online content.