Media & Communication

"Boutique media, IP and privacy firm Boekx Advocaten is highly regarded for defamation and high-profile litigation in the media space'"
Legal 500

Boekx Advocaten is widely regarded as one of the leading Dutch firms in the field of media and communications law. We litigate libel and defamation cases on behalf of private clients and companies. Furthermore, Boekx regularly comments in the press in matters of principle about issues such as freedom of expression and journalistic source protection. We also advise national and international film and television producers on a daily basis.

  • Unlawful publications
  • Freedom of speech
  • Reputation management
  • Libel and defamation
  • Journalistic Source Protection
  • Image Rights
  • Media Law
  • Telecom
  • Press Council
  • Advertising law
  • Unfair commercial practices
  • Liability of (internet) intermediaries
  • Scientific Integrity (CWI/LOWI)

One client praises the team for being “very dedicated” and notes that the lawyers “always think and act in the interest of their clients.

Legal 500 – 2021

Boutique firm with expertise in highly publicised media disputes. Represents international and local companies, as well as private individuals, in defamation, image rights and advertising disputes. Also advises freelance journalists on litigation proceedings against publishers regarding standard remuneration. Acts for clients on non-contentious matters, such as licensing deals and sponsorship agreements.

Legal 500 – 2021

Boutique media, IP and privacy firm Boekx Advocaten is highly regarded for defamation and high-profile litigation in the media space. The team is active in a broad range of sectors, including online publishing, newspapers, magazines, TV, film production and entertainment. Drawing on expertise from its IP practitioners, the firm is well placed to handle contentious and non-contentious content-related issues. Very good legal knowledge and commercial understanding.

Legal 500 – 2021

The team at boutique firm Boekx Advocaten provides ‘expertise promptly, directly, and based on a good understanding of the client’s needs’. Close links with the IP practice mean that the firm can handle any content-related issue, contentious or non-contentious. The team is particularly focused on defamation cases, in which it has represented clients including Follow the Money, a leading platform for investigative journalism. The key contact for such matters is practice head Matthijs Kaaks. On issues of journalistic principle, Otto Volgenant is the main contact, advising on matters such as data and source protection, and freedom of speech. ‘Very capable’ Marc de Boer is also recommended.

Legal 500 – 2020

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