Firm Profile > Höcker Advocaten > Amsterdam , Netherlands

Höcker Advocaten
APOLLOLAAN 153 1077 AS Amsterdam
PO BOX 74654
1070 BR AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Industry focus: Information technology Tier 3

At Höcker AdvocatenWillem 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.

Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 3

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.

Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights Tier 3

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.

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

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.

Employment Tier 5

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Herman Doeleman
Arbitration Marc Wolters
Banking and finance Paul Jongen
Banking and finance Marnix van den Bergh
Commercial contracts Paul Jongen
Commercial contracts Marnix van den Bergh
Commercial litigation Marc Wolters
Commercial litigation Koos van den Berg
Corporate litigation Marc Wolters
Corporate litigation Koos van den Berg
Corporate and M&A Paul Jongen
Corporate and M&A Marnix van den Bergh
Employment Jasper van Hulst
Employment Martyn Top
Energy, environment and planning Koos van den Berg
Information technology Jacqueline Seignette
Information technology Joep Meddens
Intellectual property Willem Roos
Intellectual property Jacqueline Seignette
Intellectual property Joep Meddens
Media and entertainment Willem Roos
Media and entertainment Jacqueline Seignette
Media and entertainment Joep Meddens
Mediation Herman Doeleman
Public interest and class action Koos van den Berg
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Herman (H.F.) Doeleman  photo Mr Herman (H.F.) Doeleman
Mr Paul (P.P.J.) Jongen  photo Mr Paul (P.P.J.) Jongen
Ms Marijn (M.E.) Kingma  photo Ms Marijn (M.E.) Kingma
Mr Joep (J.W.A.) Meddens  photo Mr Joep (J.W.A.) Meddens
Mr Willem (W.A.) Roos  photo Mr Willem (W.A.) Roos
Mr Dolf (A.S.) Rueb  photo Mr Dolf (A.S.) Rueb
Mr Hans (E.J.) Ruitenberg  photo Mr Hans (E.J.) Ruitenberg
Ms Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette  photo Ms Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette
Mr Martyn (M.S.J.) Top  photo Mr Martyn (M.S.J.) Top
Mr Marc (M.) Wolters  photo Mr Marc (M.) Wolters
Mr Jasper (J.) van Hulst  photo Mr Jasper (J.) van Hulst
Mr Koos (J.M.) van den Berg  photo Mr Koos (J.M.) van den Berg
Mr Marnix (M.J.E.) van den Bergh  photo Mr Marnix (M.J.E.) van den Bergh
Number of lawyers : 16
Dutch
English
French
German
Italian
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Adlaw International
The Interlex Group
Transatlantic Law International
International Association of Entertainment Lawyers
Contact : Jasper van Hulst, managing partner (vanhulst@hocker.nl)