Ms Sophie van Loon > Kennedy Van der Laan > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Intellectual Property & Media




Sophie advises clients on complex copyright issues, such as collective management of copyrights. She does a lot of work for online platforms and clients in the audio-visual media sector, and is an experienced litigator. In addition, Sophie is an expert in drafting and negotiating (licence) contracts, and has extensive knowledge in the field of CMO supervision and copyright contracts law. Music contracting is also a key expertise. She is also an editor of the journal Auteursrecht (Copyright) and regularly publishes articles. She also gives courses in her field.


Member of the Vereniging voor Auteursrecht (VVA, Vereniging voor Auteursrecht)
Member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES)


Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, PhD program (2008)
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, LLM (2000)

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

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.