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 team is ‘not only highly skilled (excellent knowledge regarding IP law, litigation etc), but operates from a hands-on and pragmatic approach’. The firm is particularly experienced in defamation cases, format cases, Media Act matters, contract negotiations, production contracts and competition issues. The firm is increasingly active in the music industry, including antipiracy conflicts, music contracts, the neighbouring rights of producers and issues between music publishers and their artists. Jacqueline Schaap is ‘a giant in media & entertainment. The kind of lawyer you want on your side in times of crisis’. She co-heads the team with IP expert Dirk Visser.

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

A highly efficient IP boutique firm with great lawyers‘, Visser Schaap & Kreijger assists clients across all types of IP including trade marks and design rights but is especially well known for the depth of its copyright expertise. Its focus is on contentious matters; co-head of the team, Jacqueline Schaap is a noted litigator for both IP and broader media cases and has litigated a number of high-profile copyright and design cases. The hugely experienced fellow co-head Dirk Visser has handled cases relating to anti-piracy in the music and film industries and is an acknowledged expert in complex copyright contractual disputes. Paul Kreijger and Patty De Leeuwe are other key lawyers.