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

Kennedy Van der Laan
1014 BG
P.O. Box 58188, 1040HD
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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 advises and litigates for national and international media companies, often in the area where IP, privacy, free speech and other fundamental rights collide. His litigation practice is particularly strong in free speech, copyright and internet matters. Jens also regularly handles entertainment law issues, varying from image rights to format and licensing issues. Jens is used to handling high pressure, media sensitive cases, where time is of the essence. The media team at Kennedy Van der

Laan has the experience to prepare for media litigation in a matter of hours if necessary.

Both the media team and Jens personally are ranked ,tier one by both Chambers and Legal 500.

Jens studied law at King’s College London, Columbia University in New York and at the University of Amsterdam. He regularly lectures on media, internet and intellectual property law. He is editor-in-chief of Dutch media law blog Media Report.




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

(Leading individuals)

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At Kennedy Van der Laan, Jens van den Brink litigates on behalf of national and international media companies, often at the intersection of IP, privacy, and free speech. He also regularly handles entertainment law issues, varying from image rights to format and licensing issues. Emiel Jurjens provides expert advice on media regulation to Dutch and international online platforms. Counsel Christien Wildeman, who has a strong focus on defamation cases, is also recommended.