Laura Broers

Laura Broers is a decisive, pragmatic and results-driven lawyer. She combines practical experience with a clear understanding of her client’s commercial goals to create the most effective advise. Laura’s advice ensures that clients know where they stand.

As an experienced litigator Laura regularly acts on behalf of her clients in urgent and publicity-sensitive cases. Laura specialises in media and advertising law as well as in intellectual property law.

Laura 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 in 2011.

 

 

 

 

  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media
T +31 23 303 4645
M +31 6 5316 8600

Recent matters handled by Laura

Intellectual Property

Le Poole Bekema represented Ryanair in proceedings concerning the website Wegolo. The website Wegolo used flight details from Ryanair’s website for its own commercial purposes, which is not permitted pursuant to Ryanair’s terms of use. 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. After referral, the Court of Appeal in the Hague ruled that an agreement is not established by “browse wrapping”, when the terms of use are depicted at the bottom of the website. The Court of Appeal further ruled that this outcome would be different when using “click wrapping”  (by checking a box). Ryanair lodged an appeal with the Dutch Supreme Court. The judgment is expected in the course of 2019.


Media

Le Poole Bekema regularly advises Telegraaf Media Groep in proceedings concerning press publications. Le Poole Bekema appeared before the Court of Amsterdam in preliminary proceedings regarding a #metoo matter. The Amsterdam Court ruled that the statements in De Telegraaf were sufficiently justified by the facts. In proceedings initiated by Loterijverlies, the Court of Amsterdam dismissed all Loterijverlies’ claims, including a claim for a profession ban on De Telegraaf journalists Bart Mos and Paul Jansen.


Laura has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): Intellectual property law and Litigation. Based on this registration, Laura is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.