Laura Broers is a decisive, pragmatic and results-driven lawyer. Laura combines practical experience with a clear understanding of her client’s commercial goals to create the most effective advise. Laura’s advise ensures that clients know where they stand.
Laura is an experienced litigator and regularly acts on behalf of her clients in urgent and publicity-sensitive cases. Laura specialises in media and advertising law, and in intellectual property law. She has been involved in groundbreaking cases and is permanent legal advisor to a number of collecting societies.
Laura is a member of various professional organisations and is also a member of the editorial board of the Dutch law journal Mediaforum. Laura commenced her legal career at Houthoff Buruma in 2011 and has worked at Le Poole Bekema since 2015.
Recent matters handled by Laura
Laura Broers represents Ryanair in proceedings concerning database law. The website Wegolo used flight details from Ryanair’s website for its own commercial purposes. In this litigation the European Court of Justice answered preliminary questions regarding contractual limitations to the use by third parties of a database, when the database does not enjoy protection on the basis of the 96/9 Directive. The preliminary questions were answered in favour of Ryanair, whereafter the Dutch Supreme Court referred the proceedings back to the Court of Appeal in the Hague.
Laura Broers successfully represented Telegraaf Media Groep in proceedings against the European Commission concerning the release of confidential documentation in respect of an unexpected additional assessment of € 642 million which the Netherlands was ordered to pay to the European Commission in 2014. Laura Broers and Bas Le Poole regularly represent the Dutch newspaper and website De Telegraaf in proceedings concerning publications.