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.

Chambers 2022 about Employment

Höcker Advocaten assists clients with individual and collective dismissals, in addition to disputes over flexible working arrangements and employee misconduct. Team members also advise on contractual disputes, collective bargaining agreements and the employment aspects of M&A transactions. It enjoys a diverse client roster, including airlines and entertainment sector companies.

A client enthuses that the firm's lawyers "are not only very strong legal advisors but also are able to think along with us and are advisers with vision."

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.

Chambers 2022 about Intellectual property

Höcker Advocaten has a strong focus advising media sector clients on copyright infringement proceedings and disputes around copyright levies. The law firm also represents clients in trade mark infringement cases and moral rights litigation. The team additionally assists with advertising regulations and anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy measures. It has experience acting for collecting societies and artist associations.

A client appreciates that the team "provides high-quality advice, and is always quick to respond and makes you feel like you are the highest priority."

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.

The Legal 500 2021 about Industry focus: Media and Entertainment

The media and marketing team at Höcker Advocaten handles transactional, advisory and contentious matters. Collective management rights is a key area of focus for the practice and it acts for a number of music, audio-visual and literary rights collecting societies in this space. It also acts for advertising agencies on contract, litigation and IP matters.

‘I know many high-quality Dutch law firms, but it is to Höcker that I have been loyal for many years’.

‘It helps me enormously to be able to serenely recommend loyal, rigorous, reliable experts to my best clients’.

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.

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.

Legal 500 2021 about Employment

With Jasper van Hulst at the helm, Höcker Advocaten’s full-service employment practice acts for multinational companies, as well as domestic businesses, on a broad range of employment issues. With it having a focus on the media industry, the firm has noted expertise in contentious matters and litigation.

‘Very short response times and a good and quick grasp of the legal aspects specific to our situation’.

‘Jasper van Hulst is a trusted adviser on complex employment matters, not only on top of the content and fast to react, but also pragmatic in the execution and a pleasure to work with’.

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

Chambers 2022 about Dispute Resolution Marc Wolters

Marc Wolters of Höcker Advocaten frequently advises clients on shareholder disputes, as well as assisting claimants with damages cases following bankruptcy or criminal proceedings. An interviewee reports that he is "extremely effective, knowledgeable and client service-driven."

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!

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!

Legal 500 2021 about Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

The 'rigorous, reliable experts' at Höcker Advocaten are praised in respect of the collective management of IP rights, specifically copyright protection and enforcement. Clients say “the lawyers are accessible and pleasant to work with.”

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

Legal 500 2021 about Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Höcker Advocaten's team of ten lawyers punches above its weight, advising on landmark cases including the Urgenda climate change case against the State, and inaugural proceedings before the new Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC) [...].

Clients say “top-notch client service and knowledge” and ‘Marc Wolters combines vast knowledge and experience with the highest ethical values.’. Others mention “very professional, responsive and effective in their representation.’

Janneke Zeegers, HR advisor SLAM!

My experience with Höcker Advocaten has always been very positive. When I have a question that concerns employment, I always get a quick answer from Mick Hurks. The response is always very extensive and substantiated in understandable language that I can use immediately.

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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