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Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

Höcker Advocaten

Marc Wolters is the key contact for commercial litigation at Höcker Advocaten. He is representing a group of international investors whose assets were expropriated by the Dutch government in an action against the fourth largest bank and insurance company in the Netherlands, SNS Reaal. Koos van den Berg is representing environmental campaign group, Urgenda Foundation, in its legal action against the Dutch government, arguing that Dutch annual emission levels of greenhouse gasses are unduly high.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

Höcker Advocaten

The lawyers at Höcker Advocaten all 'work to a high quality' and have 'very strong knowledge of labour law and a very strong client focus'. The team's experience spans the travel, media and IT, financial services and healthcare sectors where it provides the full range of advisory and dispute resolution expertise. Jasper van Hulst and Martyn Top, the lead lawyers in the team are advising Novolex in relation to its acquisition of Burrow Paper Packaging Operation and the issues arising in relation to compliance with collective bargain agreements and pension regulations.

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Industry focus: Information technology
Industry focus: Information technology - ranked: tier 3

Höcker Advocaten

At Höcker Advocaten, Willem Roos and Jacqueline Seignette head 'a very dedicated and highly skilled team of lawyers who are very pleasant to work with and, in comparison with other firms, are more capable of giving their clients a feeling of certainty for very reasonable fees'. The team provides a blend of expertise in the IT, data protection, and IP spheres and recently advised Jamzone, a health and technology startup, on corporate, IP, and licence agreements as well as GDPR compliance. Marijn Kingma, who was made up to partner in January 2019 is 'amazing – her knowledge, flexibility, and positive mood makes working with her a fun, but still very effective, experience'. She assisted Wazzup in relation to its new CRM product which included issues of data privacy and drafting contracts.

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Marijn Kingma - Höcker Advocaten

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Industry focus: Media and entertainment
Industry focus: Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 3

Höcker Advocaten

Höcker Advocaten is highlighted for its 'fast responses and broad knowledge' in respect of media and data protection matters. The team's broad client base includes performing rights organisations as well as clients in the music, literary, and film industries. Associate Marijn Kingma is noted for being 'to the point, reliable, and with broad knowledge'. Willem Roos and Joep Meddens co-head the team that represented Stichting de Thuiskopie, which collects private copying levies, in a Court of Appeal case over whether electronic devices should be included in the levy.

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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights
Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights - ranked: tier 3

Höcker Advocaten

Höcker Advocaten is recognised for its especially strong copyright expertise; it represents a range of music, audio-visual, and literary rights collecting societies as well as advertising agencies, entertainment companies, and artists. Jacqueline Seignette heads a team that includes Willem Roos, Joep Meddens, and 'committed and decisive' litigator Marijn Kingma. Together with Seignette, Kingma acted for clients including Stichting LIRA and Stichting Brein. The team's other clients include Radiocorp and Omnicom.

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