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Visser Schaap & Kreijger




Prior to joining Jacqueline Schaap and Dirk Visser in founding Visser Schaap & Kreijger in 2015, he worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters. Before that, he spent several years working full-time in cassation practice and two years in European law and competition law in Brussels.

Alongside an extensive advisory practice he has a wealth of experience in a variety of proceedings, both in preliminary relief and before higher instances and the European Court of Justice. He has completed specialist training courses in competition law and general administrative law at the Grotius Academy, as well as the specialist training course in Civil Cassation. He regularly gives lectures and courses and is frequently published on his areas of expertise.

Paul Kreijger is editor of Mediaforum, the leading Dutch media law journal and a permanent member of staff of Markt en Mededinging (one of the leading Dutch competition law journals). He is member of the Dutch Bar Association’s Advisory Committee on Competition Law.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Visser Schaap & Kreijger frequently deals with infringements and strategies in the copyright contract law space, advising broadcasters, producers and publishers. Design protection is also a strength of the expanding practice. The experienced Dirk Visser co-heads the IP practice, with a background in acting for clients in landmark anti-piracy issues and expertise in collecting societies. Co-head Jacqueline Schaap is a seasoned litigator with a specialism in defamation and copyright issues. Paul Kreijger is the key contact for IP-related competition law issues, while recently promoted partner Patty De Leeuwe works on anti-counterfeiting and illegal merchandising matters for high-profile clients.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

IP and media niche firm Visser Schaap & Kreijger is led by litigator Jacqueline Schaap, who focuses on freedom of speech, image rights, contract law, product placement and sponsoring mandates. IP virtuoso Dirk Visser is known for successfully representing clients in ground-breaking decisions in respect of anti-piracy in the music and film industries. Paul Kreijger works on matters that intersect IP and competition law, for example, copyrights and neighbouring rights. Recently promoted partner Patty De Leeuwe works closely with Visser and Schaap on various copyright, freedom of speech and defamation issues.