Firm Profile > Visser Schaap & Kreijger > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Visser Schaap & Kreijger

Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 2

Visser Schaap & Kreijger has strong knowledge of the publishing sector, with expertise acting for collecting societies and advising on copyright contract law. With a strong litigation practice, the firm also handles trade marks, designs, internet and media issues, defamation and privacy. Jacqueline Schaap has 30 years’ experience in media and IP and counts publishers, TV producers and broadcasters among her client base. Well known IP professor Dirk Visser co-heads the team with Schaap. Senior associate Patty de Leeuwe is noted for copyright issues.

Practice head(s):

Jacqueline Schaap; Dirk Visser

Other key lawyers:

Paul Kreijger; Patty de Leeuwe


‘Very capable, knowledgeable, quick thinking, and quick responding lawyers who provide their services for competitive fees’.

‘Dirk Visser is sharp, a very quick thinker and very knowledgeable’.       

‘Their experience and expertise, particularly in cases concerning potentially unlawful media publications or broadcasts, is unparalleled’.

‘Jacqueline Schaap is very experienced and one of the best media lawyers in the country’.

‘Patty de Leeuw is a rising star within the firm; smart, knowledgeable and very friendly’.   

‘The team is truly aware of all latest innovations and techniques used in media and relevant case law’.

‘Jacqueline Schaap is very pragmatic, commercially sound and a very warm personality’.

‘Dirk Visser is an authority on all IP legislation’.

Key clients

Endemol Shine Nederland

Talpa Network

ITV Studios Netherlands

Talpa TV

Stichting Brein

Skyhigh tv

DPG Media

Simpel Media

Talpa Entertainment Producties







NDP Dutch news Media Association

Universal Music

Singel Uitgevers

Reclassering Nederland

Spinnin Records


NCP Dutch Content Producers

Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights Tier 2

Highlighted for 'high-quality work and pragmatic advice' Visser Schaap & Kreijger's team handles all types of IP protection in addition to copyright and neighbouring rights, trade marks, and design protection, as well as being experienced in internet and media, and defamation issues together with commercial/transactional matters. Its response to Covid-19 issues has been to set up an audio-visual space whereby clients can attend court hearings. The 'exceptional' Jacqueline Schaap leads the team together with Dirk Visser who is 'the ultimate combination of knowledge and wit'. Other key practitioners are Paul Kreijger and stand-out senior associate Patty de Leeuwe. Senior associate Jasper Klopper joined the team in October 2020 from Stibbe.

Practice head(s):

Jacqueline Schaap; Dirk Visser

Other key lawyers:

Paul Kreijger; Patty de Leeuwe; Jasper Klopper


‘Extremely efficient, responsive, and perceptive. ’

‘Jacqueline Schaap is an exceptional lawyer you better have on your side. Her advice is crystal clear, direct, and judicious.’

‘High-quality work, a lot of experience, and pragmatic advice. ’

‘This is a small team of high-profile lawyers specialized in IP. The partner in charge of the matter is always available and to the point. The rates are reasonable and you get value for money. ’

‘Jacqueline Schaap is very impressive. She is very sharp and creative in her approach. ’

‘Dirk Visser and Patty de Leeuwe are on top of online copyright infringement cases. They know all the specifics, all the pitfalls, all the (case) law. They are aware of all the latest developments and tricks of the bad players. I have worked with many lawyers of many good firms, but if it comes to discussing litigation strategy I prefer Visser Schaap & Kreijger. Their extensive experience helps to predict the outcome. ’

‘Dirk Visser is widely known for his expertise as a Professor at Leiden University and as a very skilled litigator with his team at Visser Schaap & Kreijger. Together with his associate Patty de Leeuwe they have endless experience in litigation on all levels from preliminary injunction proceedings up to the Supreme Court and the CJEU in Luxembourg. ’

‘Dirk Visser is the ultimate combination of knowledge and wit. As a well-acknowledged copyright professor, Dirk knows his way around, especially in the music and media industries. And he brings value for money – at a decent rate.’

‘Good and friendly practice where you have one contact person, but always someone to back-up if necessary.’

‘Jacqueline Schaap is experienced in the licensing business. Thorough knowledge of existing documents, accurate and quick responses.’ 

Key clients


Talpa Network


Nestle Nederland




Van Gogh Museum

Stichting Brein


Talpa TV






Scholten & Baijings




Singel Uitgeverijen


NDP Media


The firm: The firm’s partners have years of experience in legal practice. They have worked in major law firms and a leading Dutch niche law firm. The firm’s clients include producers, national and international broadcasters, publishers, designers, retail corporations, trade mark owners, advertisers and non-profit organizations at home and abroad.

The firm’s lawyers advise, mediate and litigate at all levels, from preliminary relief proceedings through to the European Court of Justice. They deal exclusively with the areas in which they specialize. They also advise other lawyers and give second opinions and legal opinions. In addition, they draft contracts in areas such as copyright law, trade mark law, image rights law, databases, advertising, media, agency and distribution.

Visser Schaap & Kreijger was founded in 2015 and is has its registered office in Amsterdam.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dirk Visser +31 20 723 8901
Paul Kreijger +31 20 723 8903
Jacqueline Schaap +31 20 723 8902
Photo Name Position Profile
 Paul  Kreijger  photo Paul  Kreijger Partner
 Jacqueline Schaap photo Jacqueline Schaap Partner
 Dirk Visser photo Dirk Visser Partner