Kennedy Van der Laan

With its focus on technology, Kennedy Van der Laan has a devoted and experienced Life Sciences team. Our team knows the life sciences market well and provides clear and practical advice in this international and complex environment. We find the right strategy for your company and will provide tailor-made pragmatic legal solutions.

Kennedy Van der Laan - office Amsterdam

We work for investors, start-up companies and established companies in the Life Sciences sector, as well as for various public and semi-public institutions. Our financing specialists advise in the field of private equity and venture capital financing. Our intellectual-property specialists have broad experience in drafting (international) cooperation and licensing contracts, taking action against infringement and solving disputes in complex R&D environments.

About Kennedy Van der Laan

In 1992, eleven up-and-coming lawyers founded Kennedy Van der Laan with the intention to do things differently. We wanted to offer the top quality work of the best traditional firms (where we grew up), but with much more business sense and creativity. Also, we decided that our firm could contribute to making the world a better place.

Innovation came naturally to us as most of us were working in technology or IP. We started off as a tech/IP boutique, but quickly expanded to become a full-service firm of around 90 lawyers, working for numerous international clients doing business in the Netherlands.

Today we are proud of being one of the larger independent law firms in the Netherlands. We still aim to combine solid legal expertise with pragmatism, and constantly look for ways to innovate. We are lucky to represent some of the most innovative companies in the world, which is an inspiration and keeps us on our toes.

Listings & recommendations

  • Chambers Europe 2016 – IP – Band 3. Noted for its sector expertise in ao the technology and life sciences fields. Handles contentious and non-contentious issues concerning trade marks, licensing, trade secrets and copyright.

  • Chambers Global 2016 – IP – Band 3. Clients of Maarten Schut “very much appreciate his skill and legal approach”.

Kennedy Van der Laan

Kennedy Van der Laan, Haarlemmerweg 333, Amsterdam, Nederland

tel: +31 20 550 6666
fax: +31 20 5506 777
Biolegis contact:
Maarten Schut

Do you need help structuring complex R&D co-operations or negotiating technology driven transactions?

Our specialist Maarten Schut is happy to meet you.

Maarten Schut

Sophie has a broad experience in contract drafting, advisory work and litigation.

Our specialist Sophie van Loon is happy to meet you.

Sophie van Loon