Chambers 2015: Kennedy Van der Laan nummer 1 in IT en Media

Chambers and Partners heeft haar ‘rankings’ voor Europe 2015 gepubliceerd. Op basis van uitgebreid onafhankelijk en objectief onderzoek, dat zij uitvoert in de markt en onder cliënten, stelt Chambers and Partners jaarlijks een lijst samen van toonaangevende advocatenteams per rechtsgebied.

Kennedy Van der Laan presenteert met trots haar behaalde resultaten. In ‘Information technology’ en ‘Media’ zijn we wederom in ‘Band 1’ op het hoogste niveau geplaatst.

Ook hebben we een plek bemachtigd in de ranking van de nieuwe practice area Healthcare, met Fenna van Dijk als ‘ranked lawyer’ in ‘Band 3’.

Bekijk hieronder onze ranking voor TMT en Healthcare. Ga voor een compleet overzicht van de rankings van Kennedy Van der Laan naar ons profiel op


TMT – Netherlands


What the team is known for Market-leading IT practice spanning litigation, outsourcing and acquisitions. Notable expertise in data protection. The media team is strong in litigation, notably disputes related to freedom of expression and defamation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“The team responds quickly and offers good strategies to choose between.”
“The lawyers are very responsive, practical and hands-on.”

What’s new? Added CGI, De Telegraaf, NCRV, Q-Music and Siemens as clients.

Work highlights Representing Telegraaf Media Group in a claim brought by NPO relating to De Telegraaf’s publication of a weekly TV guide.
Assisted Alert/Hiscox with proceedings against five Dutch hospitals related to a failed IT project worth EUR20 million.

Notable practitioners 

  • Jens van den Brink leads the media team, specialising in defamation and unlawful publication. Clients value his litigation expertise, practical advice and the fact that “he can always give you a solution.”’
  • Hester De Vries is a renowned privacy and data protection expert. She advises clients on compliance, litigation and investigations and is widely described as “one of the best in the field.”
  • Patrick Wit heads the technology and telecoms practices. He has particular expertise in outsourcings and is admired for his ability to navigate complex supply chains.
  • Joost Linnemann has a strong track record on technology disputes. Sources are quick to highlight his “excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.”
  • Rising star Christien Wildeman focuses on freedom of expression, defamation and IP issues. “She understood what we were fighting for and really knows the media industry,” enthuse clients.

Significant clients Capgemini, De Persgroep, Royal Ahold, Microsoft, NRC Media, UPC.


Healthcare – Netherlands


What the team is known for Covers all corporate matters in the healthcare sector. Handles medical liability claims and disciplinary cases in addition to M&A and investment transactions. Largely focused on domestic hospitals and affiliated healthcare organisations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“The team is very no-nonsense, which really fits in the healthcare business; it is a mixture of a personal and a practical approach.”

Work highlights Advised GML on the sale of its subsidiary GML Dialysezorg and handing over control of dialysis institution Stichtung Carenalis to B. Braun Medical.
Defended Vereniging van Zorgaanbieders voor Zorgcommunicatie against a claim that states that the current set-up of its electronic patient files system is unlawful and breaches privacy laws.

Notable practitioners 

  • Newly ranked Fenna van Dijk leads the firm’s healthcare department and concentrates on domestic M&A matters. Her recent work highlights include advising Prinses Máxima Centre for Child Oncology on all issues relating to the establishment of its hospital and research centre. Clients praise her “reliability in meeting deadlines and delivering tailor-made advice.”

Significant clients Alert, Arkin, EPIC, GGZ inGeest, VUmc.


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