Jacqueline Schaap > Visser Schaap & Kreijger > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Visser Schaap & Kreijger




She advises, drafts contracts for and litigates on behalf of national and international clients, including publishers, TV and film producers, broadcasting corporations, designers, advertisers and trade mark owners. Not only does she handle proceedings before the civil courts, but also before the Dutch Media Commissariat (Commissariaat voor de Media), the Dutch Advertising Code Commission (Reclamecode Commissie) and the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets (Autoriteit Consument en Markt).

Jacqueline began her career as a lawyer at Boekel De Nerée, where she was partner and head of the Intellectual Property division. Before that she worked as a trade mark and design agent. In 2002 she was one of the founders of Klos Morel Vos & Schaap and acted several years as managing partner.

Throughout her legal career, she has held many additional administrative posts, including member of the Dutch Copyright Commission (Commissie Auteursrecht), the advisory board of the Ministry of Justice, board member of the advertising society Genootschap voor Reclame, board member of the Dutch Foundation for Copyright Promotion (Stichting Auteursrechtmanifestaties), member of the Advisory Committee to SIRE, board member of the Rathenau Institute, board member of the theatre company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, and, for many years, she was a member of the Supervisory Committee of the Amsterdam Bar Association (Amsterdamse Orde van Advocaten). Currently, she is Chair of the Fellow Fund, related to SIRE, and a member of the Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal (Hof van Discipline) of the Dutch Bar Association.

Jacqueline has various publications to her name and regularly gives lectures on intellectual property law, licences and unlawful press publications.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Jacqueline SchaapVisser Schaap & Kreijger

Visser Schaap & Kreijger‘s ‘very thorough and accessible team‘ assists clients with both contentious and advisory matters. Dirk Visser ‘is the best copyright lawyer where litigation before the Dutch Courts and also the CJEU is concerned‘ as he is ‘very sharp‘ and ‘quick on his feet‘. On the non-contentious side, the practice advises on sponsoring and product placement, as well as contract negotiation and drafting issues. Practice head Jacqueline Schaap ‘is an absolute giant in the field of unlawful media publications‘ with ‘an impressive track record‘ acting on behalf of both media outlets and individuals who have been the subject of a media publication. Senior associate Patty de Leeuwe is also recommended.

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

Visser Schaap & Kreijger is a leading IP, media and competition boutique firm. Its wide ranging skills cover copyright and neighbouring rights, trade marks, designs, internet and media and privacy issues. Key clients include Heineken, Nestlé, and the Van Gogh Museum. The practice is led by Jacqueline Schaap and Dirk Visser; clients praise Visser’s expertise in litigation and for being ‘sharp and quick on his feet‘.