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Hans is partner of bureau Brandeis. In the Netherlands Hans is one of the top entertainment lawyers. Internationally, he specializes in  antitrust damage litigation. He has over 25 years of experience in antitrust litigation. Hans is a pit-bull if need be, but he knows when and how to settle. Therefore, Hans is a perfect fit for plaintiffs looking for recovery of damages from antitrust cartels, independently or through class action. To bureau Brandeis – challenging the status quo and backing the underdog – this antitrust practice group fits like a glove.

Hans is the founder and editor of Q, the Cartel Damages Quarterly: the world’s only journal on cartel damage competition case law. Hans is therefor on top of all new developments in cartel damage case law and regularly speaks at conferences and symposia on this matter.

Earlier work by Hans regarding antitrust damages litigation includes the attacking of the fixed price for books in Holland. Hans has gained quite a reputation in the media and entertainment industries for the results he booked regarding this matter: the Dutch book cartel was forced to let go of the cross border nature of their price fixing. Also, Hans worked on bringing down the monopoly the Belgium government held on radio frequencies for state aided broadcasters. Due to his efforts the Belgium authorities were forced to revise its legislation regarding this matter. He handled a case regarding a major toy manufacturer employing dual pricing.

Hans is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). He is also a member of the Antitrust LitigationWorking Group of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is co-chair of the IBA Working Group Digital Economy.

Nationally Hans is regarded as one of the best entertainment lawyers in the Netherlands.

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Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

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Hans Bousiebureau Brandeis

Supreme court litigation concerning neighbouring rights and copyright contract disputes are a distinct feature of bureau Brandeis‘ media and entertainment practice. The team is co-headed by Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm , Machteld Robichon and Hans Bousie, who each specialise in a different area in the media and entertainment space, providing clients with a range of advice. Thijm works on landmark cases concerning soft IP and intermediary liability. Robichon is a key contact for companies and operators in the media, gaming and broadcasting regulatory space. The cross-over between competition law and digital copyright is routine cross-border contentious work for Bousie, who also represents an array of publishers and record labels.

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

bureau Brandeis is known for its expertise in digital copyright litigation, representing clients in contentious e-book matters as well as social media IP disputes. Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm works on complex IP matters involving tensions between copyright enforcement and intermediary liability. Hans Bousie focuses on media and entertainment matters with associate Sophie van Everdingen, a key support in this area. The firm is noted for its range of associates, including Syb Terpstra, Sam van Velze, Caroline de Vries and Silvia van Schaik, who all are experienced in handling trade mark and copyright disputes in the technology and media spaces.