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Jens Van den Brink

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Kennedy Van der Laan

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Intellectual Property and Media Group

Position

Partner

Career

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.

 

 

Languages

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

Member

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)

Education

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


Netherlands

Industry focus: Media and entertainment

Within: Leading individuals

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Legal Developments by:
Kennedy Van der Laan

  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
    - Kennedy Van der Laan

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD