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

A particular focus on the area of collective management of rights means that the 'highly qualified' team at Höcker Advocaten counts notable music, audio-visual and literary rights collecting societies among its longstanding clients. A recent example of such work includes defending Dutch music collecting society Buma/Stemra in litigation claiming that the client acts unlawfully by not preventing bars from using Spotify or other online consumer streaming services as sources for their music. Willem Roos, co-practice head with Jacqueline Seignette, is recommended as 'a very good lawyer, imaginative, creative, very intelligent'. Marijn Kingma, who made partner in January 2019, 'gives very clear, straightforward advice and is always on top of every problem'.  

Practice head(s):

Willem Roos; Jacqueline Seignette

Testimonials

The IP/Media Team of Höcker has been around for some time and is solid. Very helpful that they can combine their specific IP knowledge with employment law and corporate law.

Marijn Kingma, who recently became a partner in the firm, is very talented, sharp, quick on her feet, and always makes time for her clients.

I have known Roos and Kingma’s expertise very well for 15 years, their team is close to clients, pragmatic, available, and at the same time with a high level of expertise. They provide excellent support and advice on a daily basis, either in a global way for the company’s strategy, or for specific or international problems. We do not hesitate to refer clients to them and recommend them. It’s a pleasure to work with them.

Roos is a very good lawyer, imaginative, creative, very intelligent. Kingma is also an exceptional lawyer.

Höcker has in-depth knowledge of the media business and is at the absolute top of the field. We use Höcker for copyright, data protection, corporate law and employment law issues and we are very satisfied with all their services. Moreover, the lawyers at Höcker always reply extremely fast and the atmosphere at the office is very intimate and friendly. Finally, their fees are very reasonable in comparison to other firms.

For copyright and data protection matters we always work with Marijn Kingma, who gives very clear, straightforward advice and is always on top of every problem. For employment law, Mick Hurks is highly recommended; an extremely nice guy, very knowledgeable and fast.

Outstanding knowledge of copyright law in particular in the field of film.

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

Wazzup B.V.

Ogilvy

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

Höcker Advocaten is renowned in the area of the collective management of rights and regularly represents music, audio-visual and literary rights collecting societies including Buma/Stemra, Stichting Thuiskopie, and BREIN. The firm is known for its extensive copyright expertise as demonstrated in a case where it defended the legality of the Dutch Copyright Act and a Government Decree. Practice head Willem Roos advised Stichting de Thuiskopie in such a case. Jacqueline Seignette co-heads the practice and also has extensive experience in advising collecting societies.

Practice head(s):

Willem Roos; Jacqueline Seignette

Testimonials

‘Roos is a very good lawyer, imaginative, creative, very intelligent. Kingma is also an exceptional lawyer’.

Höcker has in-depth knowledge of copyright (music and online) and is at the absolute top of the field. Moreover, the lawyers at Höcker always reply extremely fast and the atmosphere at the office is very intimate and friendly. Finally, their fees are very reasonable in comparison to other firms‘.

Marijn Kingma is highly recommended for copyright matters, she always responds quickly and is on top of every problem. Associate Charlie Engels is also recommended‘.

The team is in the #1 position as lawyers to collecting societies (organizations that collectively manage IP rights and collect compensation for the use of IP rights). They are very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with‘.

Jacqueline Seignette is president of the Dutch Copyright association, and has much experience in advising collecting societies‘.

Key clients

Buma/Stemra

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

Stichting de Thuiskopie

Stichting LIRA

Ogilvy

DDB Unlimited B.V.

Motion Picture Association

Stichting foodwatch Nederland

Radiocorp B.V.

Trimbos Instituut, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction

Omnicom

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Höcker Advocaten has recently seen several high-profile public law cases come through its doors, with recent instructions concerning environmental challenges to government bodies, and expropriation of assets, matters in which Koos van den Berg has been heavily involved. Practice head Marc Wolters is another key figure within the team, specialising in complex corporate litigation, while newly promoted partner Marijn Kingma focuses her practice on copyright, privacy, and other media and information litigation.

Practice head(s):

Marc Wolters

Testimonials

Höcker is a solid law firm, with a long-standing tradition. They are a middle-sized firm for Amsterdam standards, with lawyers who combine a deep knowledge of the law with a long experience and practical approach. Their strengths I know are commercial and corporate litigation in domestic and international matters before the Dutch courts.

The team at Höcker on climate change litigation, tort law and environmental law is extremely good. They have a lot of knowledge in the field and are able to find ways to win cases that others thought not to be possible. Extremely clever and creative in finding solutions.

Compared to other mid sized firms it has a greater in-depth knowledge and compared to larger firms the cost-benefit analysis is positive.

Marc Wolters strikes the right balance between an independent mind and dedicated and loyal advocate, which makes him a highly respected and authoritative member of the bar.

Key clients

Stichting Urgenda

Recalcico

Stichting G.O.W.P.

Omnicom (TBWA, DDB, BBDO)

TCC Global N.V.

Stichting de Thuiskopie

Airopack A.G.

Rojanets Investments LLC and Lee Lokey

Suncycle Holding N.V.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Benelux B.V.

Jonkman / Atropa Bella Dona

Industry focus: Information technology Tier 4

The team at Höcker Advocaten provides a blend of IP, media, data protection and IT expertise across advisory and contentious matters. Clients include Dutch and international electronics and media corporates and government agencies. Practice co-heads Jacqueline Seignette and Willem Roos have extensive experience advising on the impact of new technologies on literary, music and other art forms. Newly promoted partner Marijn Kingma has a client roster, which ranges from software startups to well-known media and entertainment corporations.

Practice head(s):

Willem Roos; Jacqueline Seignette

Testimonials

Roos’ and Kingma’s team is close to clients, pragmatic, available, and at the same time have a high level of expertise. They provide excellent support and advice on a daily basis.’

Willem Roos is a very good lawyer –  imaginative, creative, very intelligent.

Marijn Kingma is also an exceptional lawyer.

Key clients

Trimbos Instituut, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, SIAE Benelux

Omnicom/DDB/TBWA

RadioCorp

LamaLama

Colimbra

Stichting BREIN

Wazzup B.V.

Jamzone B.V.

Between Holding

Chessity

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)