What do our clients say?

We work for multinationals as well as for smaller companies and non profits. We have long standing relationships with many of our clients. This has resulted into a strong bond of trust and acknowledgements in the international guides Chambers and Legal500.

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We have cooperated with Höcker for a long time now on corporate law matters. The lawyers of Höcker are very dedicated to our interests and they have what it takes to be successful. Apart from that the human factor is decisive. Whenever we need them they are there for us.

Rutger Engels, Chairman of the Board Trimbos Instituut, Netherlands institute of Mental Health and Addiction.

Höcker advises Trimbos on complicated matters, often with an international dimension. The lawyers really understand the problems we are dealing with and come up with practical solutions.

The Legal 500 Information Technology 2020

Practice co-heads Jacqueline Seignette and Willem Roos have extensive experience advising on the impact of new technologies on literary, music and other art forms. Newly promoted partner Marijn Kingma has a client roster, which ranges from software startups to well-known media and entertainment corporations.

The team is 'close to clients, pragmatic, available, and at the same time have a high level of expertise. They provide excellent support and advice on a daily basis.'

Herbert Visser, CEO Radio 100% NL en Slam! 

My experience with Höcker is that they respond fast and efficiently on tricky matters. If I call Marijn Kingma with a problem, she solves ten.

Nováccent

Höcker has been a very reliable partner to Nováccent, an ICT company for many years now. Höcker provides advice and represents us in proceedings, in which Höcker takes the lead.

Charleen visser, HR professional, Amadeus People & Culture

To me, Martyn Top is not only an expert in employment law, he also adds an extra dimension by being involved, by making the connection and by being innovative. A pleasure to work with.

Bart van de Giessen, Managing Director Sony Interactive Entertainment

For 20 years now, Höcker has been an important strategic partner to Sony. Höcker protects the intellectual property of Sony Playstation, thinks about solutions for commercial conflicts and provides advice on employment law. We are very happy with their work. Willem Roos and Joep Meddens are resolute, know our market and deliver value for money.

Hester Wijminga, director Stichting de Thuiskopie

Thuiskopie has been appointing Höcker as their lawyer at crucial moments ever since the turn of the century. Höcker has litigated important cases where the Dutch home copying regulations were at stake: first to counter freezing of the old system and recently to safeguard the existence of the regulations as they are. We also involve Höcker in governance issues. Willem Roos and Joep Meddens are legal specialists pur sang at the highest level. Their knowledge and expertise on the issues around collective administration is impressive.

The Legal 500 Industry focus: Media and Entertainment 2020

The 'highly qualified' team at Höcker Advocaten counts notable music, audio-visual and literary rights collecting societies among its longstanding clients.

'The IP/Media team of Höcker has been around for some time and is solid.' They have 'in-depth knowledge of the media business and is at the absolute top of the field' and 'outstanding knowledge of copyright law in particular in the field of film.'

Their team is 'close to clients, pragmatic, available, and at the same time with a high level of expertise. They provide excellent support and advice on a daily basis, either in a global way for the company’s strategy, or for specific or international problems. Clients say 'it’s a pleasure to work with them.'

The team has “outstanding knowledge of copyright law in particular in the field of film.”

Samantha Janssen, inhouse counsel Buma/Stemra

The lawyers at Höcker we work with are excellent and specialized in the entertainment market as well as the particular position of Buma/Stemra therein. For us, it is important that their lawyers are able to cooperate with our own lawyers. Höcker’s lawyers have demonstrated their added value time after time.

Ruud Koning, CFO, DDB Unlimited

DDB Unlimited has been using the services of Höcker for 25 years now. Whenever negotiations reach a difficult point, Höcker assists us to find a good compromise. We also use Höcker’s expertise on employment law matters. Höcker can quickly and constructively provide advice with respect to (last minute) clearing of campaigns. They know how to “make it happen” instead of telling us what is not possible.

Tim Kuik, director Stichting BREIN

Höcker has it. We have been working with Höcker for a couple of decades now, specifically with respect to enforcement of intellectual property infringements. Our cooperation even dates back to legal predecessors of BREIN. The ever changing environment in our field requires a combination of knowledge and expertise, both available at Höcker

The Legal 500 Industry focus: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights 2020

The firm is known for its extensive copyright expertise and extensive experience in advising collecting societies.

‘The team is in the #1 position as lawyers to collecting societies (organizations that collectively manage IP rights and collect compensation for the use of IP rights). They are very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.'

Tony Gijswijt, director HR Bureau

Höcker is an important partner for us, they support us with a great deal of knowledge and are passionate about their profession. Whenever I call Martyn, he always acts quickly and adequately. Our service is now even better thanks to the Höcker team!

Sjoerd van de Wouw, campaigner foodwatch Nederland

foodwatch has been working closely with Höcker for many years. Höcker assists foodwatch in legal proceedings and provides advice in different areas. We appreciate the creative thinking, the fast response and the warm and personal relations. The knowledge and expertise of lawyers like Koos van de Berg and Marijn Kingma, have contributed significantly to our campaigns as well as our organisation.

The Legal 500 2020 about Höcker Advocaten

'Höcker is a solid firm with a long-standing tradition. they are a middle-sized form for Amsterdam standards with lawyers that combine a deep-knowledge of the law with a long experience and practical approach.' Clients say 'the lawyers at Höcker always reply extremely fast and the atmosphere at the office is very intimate and friendly.'

Marjan Minnesma, director Urgenda

Urgenda likes to work with Höcker’s Koos van den Berg, because – just like us – he is looking for solutions. He pro-actively helps us think and comes up with new ideas. Proof of the pudding: the climate case! Top lawyers!

Jan van der Wulp, policy officer HRM

Stichting Bijzonderwijs has been working with Höcker Advocaten for many years now. The collaboration is based on expertise, speed and customer service. In the past few years we have worked with several of their lawyers and the quality has always been high.

European Space Agency

Höcker provided advice to European Space Agency on corporate and employment law and received positive feedback

Maartje van der Brugh, head of Human Resources Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Het Scheepvaartmuseum has been working with Höcker Advocaten since 2015 now. Jasper van Hulst and Mick Hurks always assist us quickly and with great expertise in employment law matters. We highly appreciate their work.

Gerro Sanders CEO Abonnementenland

Marnix van den Bergh and his colleagues at Höcker have provided valuable assistance on various corporate and employment law matters. They understand our business and we can rely on them to provide both a quick contract-check or more complex negotiations and litigation.

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