Some previous cases

 

Over the years, our attorneys have done several high-profile cases in the media, entertainment, and IT industry, ranging from acquisitions and lawsuits to consulting services in the field of IT law.  A small selection of some compelling cases is given below.

 

International actors v.s. Dutch Collecting Society

Was the Dutch Collecting society Stichting Thuiskopie obliged to pay out to American actors and musicians? In line with the argumentation of  our lawyers the District Court ruled that this was indeed the case.

Agency Dj Roger Sanchez

We litigated against Grammy Award winning DJ Roger Sanchez, which caused an international controversy. The Amsterdam Court confirmed that our client Heijn, who booked performances for Sanchez, should be seen as an“agency”. The consequence of this was that Sanchez had to compensate our client not only for lost revenues after ending the association, but also for legally fixed goodwill.

Iglesias / Sony

The question we asked the Dutch court, was whether Julio Iglesias could exercise his neighbouring rights on his thirty year old world hits, even if those neighbouring rights were nonexistent at the time. “Yes”, according to the District Court of Amsterdam!

VOD platforms

We assisted some of the largest Dutch video on demand (VOD) platforms with the launch of their services in the Netherlands. Our work consisted of advising and negotiating with regard to the full range of these TVOD and SVOD platforms. We were there from the start and have advised on virtually all steps of building the platforms. From the licensing of content, to the IT –contracts with regard to the technical platform, to the end user license agreements and payment services. Further we advised and negotiated several deals with licensees/distributors of the VOD platform, such as cable companies and device manufacturers.