Matthijs KaaksLawyer - Partner

  • Media
  • Privacy
  • Intellectual Property
  • LLM, University of Amsterdam

Matthijs Kaaks (1967) was admitted to the Amsterdam bar in 1993. In the first years of his career he worked at the law firms Loeff Claeys Verbeke (the Allen & Overy legacy firm) and Hulkenberg Van der Veen. After practicing corporate law for a number of years, he specialized in intellectual property law and media law.

Matthijs enjoys a high reputation in the field of libel and defamation litigation,. He furthermore advises various publishing houses, multimedia companies and organizations involved in cable TV. Furthermore, Matthijs specializes in copyright, design right and trademark litigation. Matthijs writes a monthly editorial in the journal of the Netherlands Bar Association.

Between 1996 and 1999, Matthijs worked as a freelance journalist in addition to his IP and media legal practice. He was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Amice, the first Dutch glossy magazine targeted at the legal profession.

In 2002, Matthijs became a partner at the Amsterdam firm Nolen Van der List. Three years later, he decided to open his own firm and founded Boekx Advocaten together with Marc de Boer.


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