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Dikhoff van Dongen Advocaten

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment Tier 4

With a focus on media and entertainment, the boutique firm Dikhoff van Dongen Advocaten serves a wide range of clients within the creative sector. Sander Dikhoff advises film, TV and print players on corporate law issues including M&A, while Rob Van Dongen concentrates his practice on the music industry, assisting clients with copyright, neighbouring rights, privacy and contract issues.

Practice head(s):

Sander Dikhoff; Rob van Dongen


‘Rob van Dongen’s personal approach is unique, and his skills, legal knowledge and network in the music industry make him the go-to lawyer.’

‘Sander Dikhoff has a close relationship with his clients, making it always a pleasure to discuss the topics. He will pick a battle when needed but makes sure that it doesn’t disturb the relationship with the negotiating party.’

‘Excellent knowledge of IP and entertainment law and practical applications.’

‘The team has a no-nonsense and clear approach to the spiderweb of rules and unwritten rules of the music industry and its rights holders.’

‘Rob van Dongen’s knowledge of being a musician combined with the laws of every aspect of the music industry, makes him unique in relating to the questions at hand.’

‘Sander Dikhoff and Rob van Dongen are very pleasant to work with and always available. Their knowledge of the entire spectrum of the entertainment business is impressive and you can be sure to get great advice from them or win cases if necessary.’

Sander Dikhoff has a profound knowledge of the movie business and is an expert on Dutch and international contracts for film productions. He helps out producers, actors, writers and investors in the business and he is very precise and thorough! Rob van Dongen is a master when it comes to music, theatre and television contracts. His years of experience really count and make him an authority as an entertainment lawyer.

The practice is a true Entertainment Law boutique covering media, entertainment and music. The lines are short to the partners, experts in their field with solid networks. What’s appealing is that the firm also litigates, hence advisory and litigation are housed under one roof.

Key clients

SvO B.V. (Soldaat van Oranje/Soldier of Orange)

Ms.= Eva Jinek

Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands B.V.

Topkapi Films B.V.

8ball Music B.V.

PVH Europe B.V.

Dance Therapy Management B.V. (management Ferry Corsten)

Overamstel Uitgevers B.V.

Hugo Langras

Wise Monkeys B.V.

Friendly Fire B.V.

Tonny Media B.V.

Frequency Music B.V.

Global Film Partners

Schimmer Music Productions B.V.


Stichting BUMA Cultuur

September Film Distribution B.V.

Mr René Mioch

Ekeby Films B.V.

Henneman Agency B.V.

Talent Kitchen B.V.

Julia Wolff Management

Mr Jaïr Ferwerda (Jaïr Media)

Work highlights

  • Advised, negotiated and closed the transaction for the move by TV personality Eva Jinek to public broadcaster AVROTROS.
  • Represented Hugo Langras in litigation before the Court of Amsterdam against world-famous recording artist Afrojack.
  • Advised, negotiated and closed the transaction for film producer Topkapi Films in the acquisition by Banijay Benelux.