Mediateam Kennedy Van der Laan rank 1 in Chambers, Legal 500 en Media Law International 2018

De  belangrijkste jaarlijkse internationale rankings voor advocaten zijn weer verschenen; Chambers en Legal 500. Ook dit jaar krijgt het mediateam van Kennedy Van der Laan weer de hoogst mogelijke rankings in deze gidsen in de categorie Media en Entertainment Law. Ook onze Tech en Privacy teams zijn in beide gidsen weer in rank 1 ingedeeld.

Legal 500

De Legal 500 2018 plaatst het KVdL mediateam in tier one en zegt:The ‘no-nonsense’ team at Kennedy Van der Laan is led by Jens van den Brink, who along with counsel Christien Wildeman ‘dominates the Dutch media litigation landscape’. Defamation and internet-related litigation are particular strengths. De Persgroep and Facebook are longstanding clients; Vodafone-Ziggo is a recent client.

Jens wordt individueel als Leading Individual genoemd en Christien als Next Generation Lawyer.


Chambers 2018 plaatst het mediateam in band 1 en zegt:

Clients praise the media team’s quick response times and add that its expertise goes beyond legislation, with one describing it as “extremely specialised with a lot of media knowledge.”

Jens van den Brink specialises in contentious issues and defamation cases. According to clients, he is “very effective, and knows his business and his clients,” adding that he “knows when to push harder and when to seek for a practical solution.” He typically acts for broadcasters, newspapers and publishers and has advised GS Media on its defence against several recent damages claims brought against the company.

The “very talented” Christien Wildeman offers a range of expertise regarding media law. She is particularly active on damages and litigation cases, frequently representing newspapers and publishers and defending Newspaper de Volkskrant against various privacy and defamation claims of late.

Chambers plaatst Christien en Jens individueel in respectievelijk band 1 en 2.

Media Law International

Ook de rankings van Media Law International zijn uit en ook zij plaatsen het KVdL media team in tier one:

Kennedy Van der Laan is a distinguished name in the legal market, noted for its specialist advice on IP and media law. Freedom of speech and copyright law are among core focus areas of the firm. Jens van den Brink manages the division and is recognised for his extensive experience acting for national and international broadcasters, newspaper and book publishers, television producers as well as technology companies and network operators.

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