The Legal 500 Rankings 2015

The Legal 500 heeft haar “rankings” voor 2015 gepubliceerd. Op basis van uitgebreid onderzoek dat zij jaarlijks uitvoert in de markt en onder cliënten stelt The Legal 500 een lijst samen van advocatenteams per rechtsgebied.

Kennedy Van der Laan presenteert met trots haar behaalde resultaten. In ‘Information technology’, ‘Mediation’ en ‘Media and entertainment’ zijn we wederom als ‘first tier firm’ op het hoogste niveau geplaatst. Ook verwelkomen we een aantal senior associates in de rankings; Floor Veltman, Martijn van Bemmel en Marjolein Westerbeek. Lees hieronder een compleet overzicht van onze rankings of bekijk ons profiel op

Information Technology   –   tier 1

Kennedy Van der Laan’s team is ‘highly experienced and highly specialised in IT’. The outsourcing practice, which is led by Patrick Wit, recently assisted Liberty Global with the drafting of outsourcing agreements. Martine de Koning heads the department.

Media and Entertainment –   tier 1

Kennedy Van der Laan’s ‘excellent, friendly, and co-operative’ practice has extensive experience in defamation, freedom of speech, copyright, internet-related IP issues, and media regulation. Practice head Jens van den Brink continues to represent TMG against NPO in a copyright case. The team also works for Q Music and Fox International Channels.

Mediation  – tier 1

Kennedy Van der Laan is particularly active in mediation in employment-related disputes, although real estate and shareholders’ disputes also feature. Eva Knipschild is a registered mediator.

Banking & Finance  –  tier 4

Kennedy Van der Laan, which attracts plaudits for its ‘succinct advice’ and ‘flexible and creative solutions’, has particular expertise in crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. ‘Very professional’ senior associate Joris van Horzen is ‘extremely quick to respond’.

Construction  –  tier 2

Clients of the ‘down-to-earth’ team at Kennedy Van der Laan include companies in the healthcare, architectural and building sectors as well as municipalities. The ‘very experienced’ Richard-Jan Roks recently represented an international company in a hotel construction dispute.

Corporate and M&A   –  tier 5

Kennedy Van der Laan’s ‘proactive, professional and courteous’ team is well versed in corporate transactions in the TMT and healthcare sectors. Recent standout work includes Louis Bouchez’s advice to Viacom on its joint venture with Discovery. Frans-Jozef Crousen and the ‘well-respected’ Floor Veltman are also recommended.

Employment  – tier 3

Kennedy Van der Laan’s expertise takes in discrimination, dismissals, employee transfer and reorganisations. Chris Nekeman heads the team, which includes recommended partners Inge de Laat and Eva Knipschild and associate Marjolein Westerbeek.

EU and Competition  –  tier 4

Kennedy Van der Laan handles contentious and non-contentious competition matters for a client base of Dutch and international companies, particularly in the technology, media, healthcare and transport sectors. Annemieke van der Beek and Martijn van Bemmel are recommended.

Insurance  –  tier 2

Kennedy Van der Laan focuses on the insurer market and routinely works for AIG, Zurich, Liberty, Delta Lloyd and AON. Department head Chris Van Dijk and Peter Van den Broek are recommended.

Intellectual Property   –  tier 3

Kennedy Van der Laan’s ‘very professional’ team has extensive experience in the fashion and technology sectors. Department head Alfred Meijboom, represented Nike in proceedings before the Amsterdam Appellate Court.

Project Finance and PFI  – tier 3

Kennedy Van der Laan’s chief strengths lie in the residential and healthcare sectors. The team is advising Prinses Maxima Centrum on all aspects of a new building project, including zoning, procurement and construction contracts. Richard-Jan Roks and Casper Schouten (no longer at Kennedy Van der Laan) are the key partners.

Real Estate   –   tier 3

Kennedy Van der Laan has a noteworthy strength in the healthcare sector and recently acted for Prinses Maxima Center regarding its new building. The ‘very experienced’ Richard-Jan Roks heads the practice.


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