Remy Chavannes > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS Amsterdam
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Copyright / Media




Remy Chavannes (partner) specialises in copyright, media, privacy and telecommunications law, with a particular focus on internet and media litigation. Major clients include online platforms, broadcasters and publishers, and internet and telecoms providers. Recent cases include litigation about intermediary liability, online defamation, music royalties, hyperlinking, and the ‘right to be forgotten’. Remy’s practice also covers defamation, reputation protection and commercial image rights.

Remy is co-author of the biannual chronicle of law and technology for the Nederlands Juristenblad and regular lecturer on copyright and internet law at postgraduate courses.


AIPPI (member of Programme Committee and Standing Committee on Copyright); IBA; VMC; VvA.


BA Modern History, Oxford (1997); JD Leiden (2000); Stibbe (2000-2004).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: telecoms

(Leading individuals)

Remy Chavannes – Brinkhof

Brinkhof’s ‘long history of working in telecoms’ is demonstrated by the range of work clients entrust the telecoms team with. Its caseload includes representing satellite providers in major disputes, acting for mobile network providers in patent litigation and disputes concerning the rollout and maintenance of services of fibre connections and digital infrastructure. The firm also handles non-contentious mandates, including advising clients on the construction of fiberglass internet connectivity and compliance with EU regulation and telecoms data protection laws. TMT specialist Quinten Kroes negotiates and drafts key commercial contracts in the telecoms sector; Pepijn van Ginneken focuses on telecoms regulatory matters; Remy Chavannes is sought out for expertise in litigation; and Dorien Verhulst advises on spectrum allocation, pricing and lawful interception and acts for clients in civil claims for damages. Hanneke Kooijman provides additional support.

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

Brinkhof’s soft IP team is often the first port of call for well-known and leading international brands. The firm has two dedicated trade mark partners in Gregor Vos and Kurt Stopetie; the pair are experienced advisors on IP and litigation strategies. Remy Chavannes and Dorien Verhulst focus on digital copyright, working on intersecting copyright, freedom of expression and privacy law matters. Counsel Anke Strijbos is a key contact for media licensing matters, often advising clients on media regulation, collective rights and digital piracy issues.

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

Brinkhof is sought by by high-profile international and domestic clients in the TMT and online platform sectors for assistance in non-contentious and contentious matters and representation in business-critical data mandates. Practice head Quinten Kroes is the main name for data protection-related litigation, such as defending giant tech and social media companies in investigations by the Dutch Data Protection Authority. Associate Manon Oostveen is also active in this field. Remy Chavannes advises clients on matters that intersect data privacy and media law, while Dorien Verhulst is a key contact for lawful interception and works with counsel Anke Strijbos on right to be forgotten GDPR cases.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Hall of Fame)

Remy ChavannesBrinkhof

Brinkhof has a major footprint in the media, broadcast, internet and telecoms sectors, with major international broadcasters, telecoms providers and online technology companies on its client roster. With ground-breaking litigation in internet and information law and an ever-growing number of European and US media and tech clients seeking advice on EU policy and compliance, the firm provides a full spectrum of expertise. Heading the media and entertainment and platform regulation and litigation practices, Remy Chavannes represents broadcasters and publishers, as well as internet platforms and has litigated dozens of cases at the intersection of copyright, freedom of expression, and privacy. TMT specialist, Quinten Kroes, assists radio broadcasters on the various frequency allocations and acts for commercial broadcasters in legal challenges. Dorien Verhulst represents Google in all its litigations. Anke Strijbos, a specialist in data protection and copyright law, is closely involved in significant media and platform-regulation cases.