Firm Profile > Höcker Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 2

The media and marketing team at Höcker Advocaten handles transactional, advisory and contentious matters. Collective management rights is a key area of focus for the practice and it acts for a number of music, audio-visual and literary rights collecting societies in this space. It also acts for advertising agencies on contract, litigation and IP matters. Jacqueline Seignette advises national and international clients in the entertainment and IT sectors. Joep Meddens is a key name for advertising and privacy matters. Marijn Kingma is recommended for copyright and strategic litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jacqueline Seignette; Joep Meddens

Other key lawyers:

Marc Wolters; Marijn Kingma; Willem Roos

Testimonials

‘I know many high-quality Dutch law firms, but it is to Höcker that I have been loyal for many years’.

‘Marijn Kingma and Willem Ross are always supportive, responsive, highly qualified and involved in the professional world’.

‘It helps me enormously to be able to serenely recommend loyal, rigorous, reliable experts to my best clients’.

‘This team is at the forefront of innovation’.

‘Marijn Kingma is a woman for action, very convincing and she knows how to develop the best strategies’.

‘Willem Roos is a great lawyer and a great entertainment lawyer’.

‘Höcker are fast responders and deliver high-quality material’.

‘Marijn Kingma from Höcker makes us feel she’s our own company-lawyer rather than a lawyer from a law firm’.

Key clients

Buma/Stemra

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, SIAE Benelux

Stichting de Thuiskopie

LIRA

Motion Picture Association (MPA)

Stichting Leenrecht

Omnicom/TBWA/DDB Unlimited

RadioCorp

Stichting BREIN

WPG Uitgevers

Lama B.V.

Ogilvy

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

The 'rigorous, reliable experts' at Höcker Advocaten are praised in respect of the collective management of IP rights, specifically copyright protection and enforcement. Team head Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette is chair of the Dutch Copyright Association and her work is typified by the representation of Stichting LIRA in proceedings against Dutch cable operators Ziggo and Delta. Joep (J.W.A.) Meddens' work includes cases concerning copies for private use stored in the cloud or for streaming services which should be equitably remunerated as part of the private copying levies system. Litigator Marijn (M.E.) Kingma handles cases including those that reach the European Court of Justice; acting for clients including NGOs and broadcasters, she advises on privacy, contractual matters, trade mark misuse, and copyright infringement. Willem (W.A.) Roos, who stepped down as a partner at the end of 2019, continues with the firm as a senior counsel.

Practice head(s):

Jacqueline Seignette

Other key lawyers:

Willem Roos; Joep Meddens; Marijn Kingma

Testimonials

‘I have the ability to refer lawyers to my best clients in all of the areas covered by this questionnaire. I know many high-quality Dutch law firms, but it is to Hocker that I have been loyal for many years. I work with the team formed by Marijn Kingma and Willem Ross, they are always supportive, responsive, highly qualified, and involved in the professional world. I recommend this team, which is expert in all my areas of intervention and expertise concerned. It helps me enormously to be able to serenely recommend loyal, rigorous, reliable experts to my best clients.’

‘Marijn Kingma is a woman for action, very convincing. She knows how to develop the best strategies. Willem Roos is a great lawyer and a great entertainment lawyer: technical qualities, human qualities, they are at the top of their game.’

‘The team is very strong in the field of copyright protection and enforcement, especially in the area of collective management and liability of platforms. The lawyers are accessible and pleasant to work with. The team does not have the reputation of some competitors but they are able to handle high profile and/or high-value cases as well any other.’

‘Marijn Kingma in particular is an exceptional attorney and has despite being relatively young acted on several high-profile copyright matters and has in-depth knowledge of the field. It is a pleasure to work with her because of her expertise, flexibility, and dedication.’

‘Marijn Kingma is a very sharp, quick-thinking, intelligent lawyer and a pleasure to work with. She is also a nice person with a good sense of humour.’

‘Marijn Kingma is one of Europe’s most outstanding intellectual property specialists. She knows the ins and outs of this field in numerous countries and her knowledge is not only limited to the Netherlands. ’

‘Marijn makes you feel she’s your own in-house legal specialist. Even without being asked, she’s checking our social media and other outlets to see if she can find anything that potentially could cause us a problem.’

Key clients

Buma/Stemra

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Ltd. and SIEE Benelux B.V.

Stichting de Thuiskopie

Stichting LIRA

Motion Picture Association

Stichting foodwatch Nederland

Radiocorp B.V.

Omnicom

ROSE stories

Snowflake Inc.

Local Eyes

Globall Concepts

IFPI

Lama Lama

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Höcker Advocaten's team of ten lawyers punches above its weight, advising on landmark cases including the Urgenda climate change case against the State, and the inaugural proceedings before the new Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC) on behalf of Airopack Technology Group. Key partner Koos van den Berg and department head Marc Wolters led the advice respectively.

Practice head(s):

Marc Wolters

Other key lawyers:

Koos van den Berg

Testimonials

‘Top-notch client service and knowledge’

‘Marc Wolters combines vast knowledge and experience with the highest ethical values.’

‘Very professional, responsive and effective in their representation. Marnix van den Bergh, Marc Wolters, Koos van den Berg and Diederik an Tuyl van Serooskerken all materially contributed to the above-stated assessment of the firm.’

‘The team I know at Hocker is highly intelligent and creative. They are prepared to think along with me as a client and do their homework on new topics, also in complicated matters like climate change and climate change policies, and at the same time they stay critical and keep me on track. They are prepared to invest much more time in new topics than others. That is the main reason, apart from intelligence, we won from the Dutch government up to the Supreme Court.’

‘Koos van den Berg has worked with us for eight years on the case. He found the legal way to beat the Dutch government. This required intelligence, an enormous knowledge of the relevant science, knowledge of different fields of law (tort law, human rights law, environmental law, international law etc) and the creativity to find an innovative way of thinking that could lead to the victory at three courts, ending with the Supreme Court, forcing the Dutch government to take action.’

 

Key clients

Stichting Urgenda

Recalcico

Stichting G.O.W.P.

Omnicom (TBWA, DDB, BBDO)

TCC Global

Stichting de Thuiskopie

Airopack

Rojanets Investments LLC and Lee Lokey

Suncycle Holding

Sony Interactive Entertainment Benelux

Employment Tier 5

With Jasper van Hulst at the helm, Höcker Advocaten’s full-service employment practice acts for multinational companies, as well as domestic businesses, on a broad range of employment issues. With it having a focus on the media industry, the firm has noted expertise in contentious matters and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jasper van Hulst

Other key lawyers:

Martyn Top

Testimonials

‘Jasper van Hulst is a trusted adviser on complex employment matters, not only on top of the content and fast to react, but also pragmatic in the execution and a pleasure to work with’.

Jasper van Hulst provides very adequate legal support in a complicated environment’.

Very short response times and a good and quick grasp of the legal aspects specific to our situation’.

‘They were far more responsive than other firms we worked with’.

‘Jasper van Hulst is extremely responsive, clear and a pleasure to work with’.

‘Extremely practical and focuses on delivering real value to their clients’.

‘I have found their attention to detail and responsiveness without comparison’.

‘They use creative and “out of the box” thinking to deliver high-value advice and guidance on general day-to-day issues’

Key clients

Tui Airlines Nederland B.V.

Delta Airlines Inc.

Nemo Science Museum

Omnicom Group

TBWA Neboko B.V.

HollyFrontier Corporation

MOJO Concerts B.V.

Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Allianz Partners

STER (Stichting Ethernet Reclame)

Amerpodia

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 Paul (P.P.J.) Jongen  photo Mr Paul (P.P.J.) Jongen Partner of Höcker Advocaten. Member of the managing board of Höcker Advocaten.…
Ms Marijn (M.E.) Kingma  photo Ms Marijn (M.E.) Kingma Partner since 1 January 2019. Practice areas: Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Media…
Ms Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette  photo Ms Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette Partner of Höcker Advocaten. Practice areas: Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Media and…
Mr Koos (J.M.) van den Berg  photo Mr Koos (J.M.) van den Berg Head of the administrative law/real estate department. Partner of Höcker Advocaten. Practice…
Mr Marnix (M.J.E.) van den Bergh  photo Mr Marnix (M.J.E.) van den Bergh Partner. Practice areas: (international) M&A, international commercial contracts, corporate and M&A related…
Number of lawyers : 16
Dutch
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Adlaw International
The Interlex Group
Transatlantic Law International
International Association of Entertainment Lawyers
Contact : Jasper van Hulst, managing partner (vanhulst@hocker.nl)