Sander Dikhoff | Attorney – Media & Entertainment Lawyer

Sander Dikhoff has been a media and entertainment lawyer for 20 years, nationally and internationally.

He specializes in film, TV, books, advertising, models, sports and fashion. He advises, negotiates and litigates on contracts / deals, intellectual property (especially copyright), (il)legal publications and corporate law (collaborations, co- productions, mergers, acquisitions and participations).

Examples of contract negotiations:

  • Deal between Achmed Akkabi (creator, producer and lead actor of Videoland series Mocro Maffia) and Amazon Prime Video
  • Deal between Pieter Bart Korthuis (writer of Penoza, Het Jaar van Fortuyn, creator and showrunner of Dirty Lines, etc.) and Fremantle label Fiction Valley
  • Eva Jinek’s move from public broadcaster to RTL
  • Jair Ferwerda’s move from public broadcaster to RTL
  • Deal between Man up (Carice van Houten and Halina Reijn) and Warner regarding Red Light
  • Deal with Youtube regarding documentary Nikkie Tutorials
  • Set up online platform Makers Channel
  • Set up Walt Disney loyalty program
  • Deals for presenters/ actors / directors / writers/ creators of formats with producers / broadcasters/ streamers
  • Book adaptations, e.g. Soof, New Neighbours, Baantjer, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, ’t Hooge Nest

Examples of litigation regarding contracts and (il)legal publications:

  • De Deventer Moordzaak: proceedings against Maurice de Hond about the movie ”De Veroordeling” and podcast ”De Deventer Mediazaak”
  • Biography Cruijff, proceedings between Auke Kok and his publisher versus the Cruijff Foundation
  • Biography Thomas Dekker, proceedings between Thijs Zonneveld and his publisher versus Hanegraaf
  • Biography Hans van Helden, proceedings between Erik Dijkstra and his publisher versus biography subject
  • Proceedings (Rechtbank and Hof) between distributor Independent Films and producer NL Film and TV
  • Proceedings between Morten Olsen and Umbro
  • Proceedings between DVD- distributor and Marco van Basten about “The 100 best goals”
  • Prevention of claims and legal proceedings by ‘clearance’ of rights for films and series
  • Prevention of claims and legal proceedings by reading books before publication

Examples of corporate law transactions (negotiating and closing acquisitions and participations):

  • Deal between Topkapi Films and Banijay
  • Deal Tebbernekkel (Achmed Akkabi et al.) and Fremantle
  • Deal takeover film division between Kaap Holland Film and Warner
  • Deal takeover film division between Motel Films and IdtV
  • Deal takeover film division between IdtV and Topkapi films
  • Deal takeover Online by United Broadcast
  • Deal Tuvalu Media, buyout Sony
  • Deal takeover Kemna Casting
  • Deal takeover of Foreign Media

Sander Dikhoff works for creatives such as directors, actors, screenwriters, presenters, creators of films and series, format owners, creative producers, showrunners, as well as for companies and institutions such as producers, distributors, broadcasters, agents, film training institutes, film funds, film festivals, film insurers.

Sander has registered the following main area of law in the register of legal areas of the Dutch Bar Association: Intellectual Property Law. Pursuant to this registration, he is required to obtain ten training points each calendar year in this registered main area of law in accordance with the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.

Ancillary activities:

  • vice-president of the board of the Netherlands Film Festival
  • guest lecturer at the Netherlands Film Academy
  • Media columnist of Het Parool.


  • Law at the University of Leiden – civil law
  • Law at the University of Leiden – notarial law
  • Professional education Attorney at law
  • Permanent education Attorney at law
  • Professional education Civil law Notary
  • London TV and Film School – Inside Pictures, international film course Los Angeles – Londen

Sander Dikhoff | Attorney – Media & Entertainment Lawyer

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Expertises: Corporate Law, Film / Television / Online


  • The intersection and interesting possibilities of intellectual property and tax (reduction). Lecture held at the request of an international network of tax experts during a seminar held in Cannes.
  • Lecture for actors during the Dutch Film Festival
  • Yearly guest lecturer Film and Television Academy, Amsterdam


  • Contribution to Advocatenblad (Lawyers’ Journal) on the freedom of expression of cartoonists
  • Co-author Basisboek Entertainmentmarketing, published by Coutinho (Bussum, 2006)
  • Contribution to the booklet for directors, published by the Dutch Directors Guild
  • Contributions to SBS Shownieuws
  • Contributions for Radio1 and Radio Gelderland
  • Bi weekly column in newspaper Het Parool
  • Weekly column in newspaper Spits


  • Board member Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht
  • Guest lecturer at the Film Academy Amsterdam (Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie)