Leading Law Firm
We develop a thorough knowledge of the relevant sector and ensure that we understand the issues at stake so that our clients can achieve their objectives. We create the legal framework to resolve our clients’ conflicts and dilemmas.
Le Poole Bekema has several decades of experience with all areas of media law. We generally advise the media, but also companies and persons who are threatened with, or have suffered, a loss of reputation and damages. We litigate on the right to freedom of expression and we have successfully pursued landmark cases as far as the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Le Poole Bekema has extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property law on both national and European level. We litigate and advise on matters such as infringement, licenses and protection of intellectual property rights. Furthermore we also advise our clients on IP-related transactions, including due diligence.
Le Poole Bekema assists both Dutch and international clients with issues related to Dutch and EU privacy law. We advise inter alia on cookies and behavioural targeting, the transfer of data to third parties, international data streams, data leaks and internal privacy compliance. We draw up agreements, such as data processing agreements, and litigate on fundamental issues relating to privacy law.
Le Poole Bekema advises clients on commercial matters and acts as a boardroom counsel for clients. We advise and litigate on contractual obligations as well as breach of contract. We also advise and act in matters of insolvency and bankruptcy, and mergers and acquisitions. We negotiate and draw up all relevant documentation. We also assist with due diligence investigations.
“Technological developments enable new applications and revenue models with regard to the use of personal data. This also means that the protection of personal data is becoming even more important.”
“As a lawyer you are not just a legal sparring partner, but you also have to consider your client’s business and strategic interests. The art is to weigh the commercial interest up against the possible legal risks.”
“The media have a crucial role in our society because there is a growing demand for reliable objective information.”
“Sustainability claims on food packaging are increasingly considered misleading by the Dutch Advertising Code Committee (RCC) because they cannot be substantiated. Companies need to be aware of this, since the ACM is also going to action against misleading sustainability claims”
“Liability laws regarding online content are becoming increasingly extensive. It is important that each party realises which risks they run as a result thereof and which measures they should take.”
“Regulating the interaction between intellectual property and new technologies is becoming more important. It is essential that the interests on both sides are kept in mind.”