Remy Chavannes > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS
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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 ChavannesBrinkhof

Brinkhof is particularly active in contentious matters and is at the forefront of litigation in the telecoms sector. The group also handles corporate, consumer and privacy enforcement matters. Quinten Kroes is a key name for drafting and negotiating key commercial contracts in the TMT sector. Pepijn van Ginneken, who jointly heads the practice with Kroes, focuses on telecoms competition and regulatory matters. Remy Chavannes’ practice spans the intersection of telecoms, media and copyright law.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Remy ChavannesBrinkhof

Brinkhof is highly regarded in the market for its commercial and regulatory work, and involvement in headline litigation. With a focus on work in the media, broadcast, internet and telecoms space, the firm acts for major international broadcasters, telecoms providers and online technology firms, such as Google and T-Mobile. Practice head Remy Chavannes is recommended for media and copyright law. Quinten Kroes has over 20 years’ experience in the TMT market and is adept at handling litigation. Counsel Dorien Verhulst has specialist knowledge of online reputation management and intermediary liability.

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

Brinkhof provides an outstanding and ‘extremely polished’ service, according to clients.  In addition to handling some of the most high-profile and internationally significant cases, it also assists clients with commercial and strategic advice. The range of its expertise extends to the EU regulation of online platforms and the protection of commercial image rights. The team also has strong academic ties, such as with the University of Utrecht and membership of numerous professional bodies, and employs a range of technologies to deliver services to clients, including litigation management and trade mark portfolio administration. The practice is headed by the ‘impressiveKurt Stopetie; Gregor Vos who ‘presents with eloquence and gravitas’; and Remy Chavannes who also specialises in copyright, media, and internet litigation. Senior associate Rutger Stoop is also highly rated for his ‘commercial and strategic‘ approach to the protection of IP assets and his grasp of advertising law. In other news, Sjo Anne Hoogcarspel left in 2019 to set up her own firm, while associate Sophie ten Bosch joined from Allen & Overy LLP in February 2020.

Netherlands > EU and competition

With ‘a hands-on mentality, excellent knowledge and a personal touch’, Brinkhof is a key contact in the market for domestic and international clients in the technology, telecoms, energy, postal, pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors. The group is also experienced in merger clearance proceedings and cartel claims; it recently represented Heineken in follow-up claims relating to the international truck cartel. Pepijn van Ginneken and Quinten Kroes jointly lead the practice, which also includes Remy Chavannes and Daan de Lange.

Netherlands > Data privacy and data protection

Brinkhof stands out in the market for its involvement in innovative and novel data protection mandates, and is particularly noted for its expertise in Data Protection Authority (DPA) investigations. Recent highlights include advising Google on a data protection impact assessment commissioned by the state government into its GSuite cloud services and use by government bodies, and acting for various publishers in an investigation by the Dutch DPA relating to the use of cookie walls on their websites. The highly regarded Quinten Kroes leads the practice, which also includes Remy Chavannes – who specialises in online platform-related matters – alongside counsel Dorien Verhulst and senior associate Anke Strijbos, who worked closely with Chavannes in Google’s right to be forgotten cases.