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 Intellectual Property 2019

Clients appreciate that the lawyers "respond quickly, understand our needs and always give well-balanced advice."

Others note: "Their advice is to the point," adding: "They come up with solutions for what we have to deal with and are accessible and fast with their advice and problem solving."


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 Media and Entertainment 2019

Höcker Advocaten is highlighted for its 'fast responses and broad knowledge' in respect of media and data protection matters. [...] Associate Marijn Kingma is noted for being 'to the point, reliable, and with broad knowledge'; Joep Meddens is also highlighted.

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.


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.

Chambers Intellectual Property 2018

Clients applaud the "great service" and the lawyers' "very pragmatic advice, very good negotiation skills and great communication."

Sources praise the "fast and to-the-point reaction from the whole team," as well as its "high level of commercial and IP technical awareness."

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 Employment 2018

Reorganisations and litigation are particular strengths of Höcker Advocaten’s practice. ‘Quick’, ‘dedicated and very creative’ group head Jasper van Hulst has ‘a personal touch’, is ‘really on top of things’ and provides ‘extremely good value for money’. Martyn Top, who made partner in July 2017, represented 31 Atos employees in a bonus remuneration case.

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.

Chambers Employment 2019

[...] Jasper van Hulst of Höcker Advocaten is "client-oriented and focused on solving problems." "He is very responsive and commercially oriented," [...] "He is very precise and never overlooks details. He is a fast thinker and very proactive." Van Hulst handles transactions, terminations and negotiations of collective labour agreements.

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 Information Technology 2019

Willem Roos and Jacqueline head 'a very dedicated and highly skilled team of lawyers who are very pleasant to work with and, in comparison with other firms, are more capable of giving their clients a feeling of certainty for very reasonable fees'.

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 Information Technology 2018

Höcker Advocaten provides ‘swift service’ [...]. Willem Roos and Jacqueline Seignette head the team; associate Marijn Kingma provides ‘solid, high-quality advice’.

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!

The Legal 500 Intellectual Property 2019

Höcker Advocaten is recognised for its especially strong copyright expertise; it represents a range of music audio-visual and literary rights collecting societies as well as advertising agencies , entertainment companies and artists.

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

The Legal 500 Intellectual Property 2018

‘Always easy to reach’, and with ‘in-depth knowledge of very complex issues’, Höcker Advocaten’s practice is led jointly by Jacqueline Seignette, who has ‘an extremely high level of expertise’, and Willem Roos. ‘Very approachable, knowledgeable, clear communicator’ Marijn Kingma is a recommended associate.

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.

The Legal 500 Employment 2019

The lawyers at Höcker Advocaten all 'work to a high quality' and have 'very strong knowledge of labour law and a very strong client focus'. The team's experience spans the travel, media and IT, financial services and healthcare sector where it provides the full range of advisory and dispute resolution expertise.

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.

The Legal 500 Information Technology 2019

Marijn Kingma, who was made up to partner in January 2019, is 'amazing - her knowledge, flexibility, and positive mood makes working with her a fun, but still very effective, experience'.

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