Dorien Verhulst > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS

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 > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Next Generation Partners)

Dorien VerhulstBrinkhof

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 > 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.