Dorien Verhulst > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS Amsterdam

Work Department

Copyright / media




Dorien Verhulst specialises in information law, with a focus on media, privacy and digital copyright law. She handles cases about intermediary liability, commercial re-use of information, notice & take down, the disclosure of user data and ‘the right to be forgotten’ for a variety of internet companies and digital platforms. She also advises and litigates about reputation protection with regard to old and new media.

Dorien has specialist knowledge of the regulatory treatment of audio-visual and electronic communications services. She regularly advises about media regulation, and handles civil claims for damages as well as administrative proceedings for telecoms providers. Dorien has specific expertise on lawful interception and the data disclosure to law enforcement authorities by providers.

Dorien is a partner at Brinkhof since 2021. She combines her private practice track record with in-house experience at Google’s Amsterdam office. As a guest lecturer, Dorien teaches about ‘the right to be forgotten’, copyright & intermediary liability and lawful interception of communication services.


Association for Media and Communications Law, Association for Copyright Law

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Providing ‘excellent, succinct advice’Brinkhof is a popular choice for a range of household names for its expertise in Dutch and EU trade mark and copyright litigation, representing clients involved in infringement and cancellation proceedings, while also supporting clients’ trade mark prosecution and design filing efforts. The team is headed by trade mark litigator Gregor Vos; copyright specialists Remy Chavannes and Dorien Verhulst, who handle a range of matters tied to privacy law, freedom of expression and media law; and Anke Strijbos, partner as of January 2023, who advises on music licensing and intermediary liability. The practice was further augmented by the October 2023 arrival from NautaDutilh of Fleur Folmer, whose practice encompasses trade mark, design and domain name litigation on behalf of clients in such sectors as fashion, electronics and retail. Co-founder Kurt Stöpetie departed the firm in October 2022.

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

Brinkhof continues to excel in the field of data privacy and data protection, representing key tech clients in enforcement proceedings and investigations by the Dutch Data Protection Authority, as well as appeals against its decisions. The team also handles GDPR matters and other regulatory issues for a variety of sectors including financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, platforms, and TMT companies. Clientele includes major US technology platforms, which the firm advises on complex enforcement matters. Practice head Quinten Kroes is a key contact in this area for many notable clients. Remon van Saane is key to the team assisting in a wide range of data protection matters. Media expert Remy Chavannes handles issues that span both privacy and media law, while Dorien Verhulst is a specialist in lawful interception. Manon Oostveen is also noted.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Next Generation Partners)

Dorien VerhulstBrinkhof

Praised for its ‘exceptional quality of work’, Brinkhof continues to be a leading firm in the media and entertainment sector. The team has a wealth of experience advising clients on a range of matters, including radio and television broadcasting, streaming services and online publishing. The team is co-led by Remy Chavannes, Dorien Verhulst and Anke Strijbos. Chavannes is recommended for her expertise in handling copyright and privacy matters for clients within the industry, while Verhulst regularly advises digital platforms. Quinten Kroes is another integral member of the team who is highly skilled at advising broadcasters and media distributors.

Netherlands > Industry focus: telecoms

Brinkhof is a prominent force in the Dutch telecoms sector, adept in areas spanning regulatory issues, spectrum auctions, fibre roll-out, and patent litigation, serving a diverse clientele including network operators, infrastructure providers, and service providers. The team is co-led by Pepijn van Ginneken, a renowned competition law expert with a focus on telecoms regulatory matters, and Quinten Kroes, who handles both contentious and non-contentious issues in telecoms, media, and data protection. Remy Chavannes is notable for his telecoms litigation expertise. Dorien Verhulst excels in civil claims, enforcement proceedings, and administrative disputes, including spectrum allocation and pricing, while Hanneke Kooijman contributes expertise in regulatory matters.