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Legaltree co-sponsors Lions Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival

On 30 January 2013, with the support of Legaltree, the Lions Award was presented at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.

This year the award went to the Mexican feature “Penumbra” by Eduardo Villanueva, a highly promising and socially aware director. In winning this award, Villanueva has also received further encouragement to continue to develop as a film director. Legaltree would like to wish both him and his team continued success in the future.

Legaltree lawyer Antoinette Collignon receives International Award from AAJ

Thursday, August 1st, San Francisco: The American Association for Justice (AAJ) awarded Antoinette Collignon, partner of the Dutch law firm Legaltree, with the ‘International Trial Lawyer Leadership Award’ at the annual convention of the AAJ in San Franciso on July 22nd. Collignon has been awarded for her important contributions to personal injury law within Europe.

Says Mary Alice McLarty, president of the AAJ: ‘Collignon is an advocate for the cause of civil justice, both in her international practice and in her role as President of PEOPIL, the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers. She is an extraordinarily experienced and tenacious injury lawyer.’

Collignon is a partner of the Dutch law firm Legaltree. She specialises in cross-border personal injury cases and works closely together with other renowned international law firms in Europe and the USA. McLarty: ‘She was one of the people who inspired the foundation of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers in 1996. Since 2009 she has become the first Dutch and first female president of this organisation. Collignon connects people, initiatives and knowledge. She is also a renowned speaker stating our case to international organizations and bar associations, across the world. The AAJ is proud to present her with our International Award.’

The International Trial Lawyer Leadership Award is given to a non US trial lawyer leader who has contributed significantly to the development of international relations and exchange of information among plaintiff lawyers.

About AAJ

As the world’s largest trial bar, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights and strengthens the civil justice system since 1946. With members worldwide, AAJ provides lawyers with the information and professional assistance needed to serve clients successfully and protect the democratic values inherent in the civil justice system. More information at www.justice.org

About Peopil

The Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) was founded to improve and promote judicial co-operation and mutual knowledge of legal and judicial systems of European jurisdictions in the field of personal injury law.
Currently the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers has 550 members from 36 jurisdictions within Europe. More information at www.peopil.com

Publication Legaltree in leading international copyright guide

The latest developments in the field of copyright law in the Netherlands have recently been described by Legaltree partners Marjolein Driessen and Olav Schmutzer in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Copyright 2015.
Legal experts from 23 countries/jurisdictions were selected to contribute to this guide, published by Global Legal Group Ltd in London. On the basis of 31 questions – spread across seven themes – copyright is viewed from various legal systems.
Driessen and Schmutzer were approached for the Dutch contribution. You may view their English-language contribution here .

Legaltree and expertise

Being a modern law firm, our partners share relevant expertise proactively with the market. The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Copyright 2015 offers up-to-date and practical comparative legal copyright information on the basis of a Question & Answer format, thus enabling the reader to make a proper comparison between the various legal systems worldwide. If you wish to be kept informed of relevant legal knowledge in the field of intellectual property law, such as copyright law, please send an e-mail to Olav.Schmutzer@legaltree.nl or marjolein.driessen@legaltree.nl

About the authors:
http://www.iclg.co.uk/firms/legaltree/olav-schmutzer
http://www.iclg.co.uk/firms/legaltree/marjolein-driessen

Legaltree sponsors Lions Award 2015, Rotterdam International Film Festival

On 23 January 2015, the Cuban filmmaker Carlos Quintela was awarded the Lions Film Award for his film La Obra del Siglo (The Project of the Century) by the Lions Club L’Esprit du Temps. Using unique Cuban archive footage, this film portrays three generations of Cubans. Co-sponsored by Legaltree, the Lions Film Award is awarded annually during International Film Festival of Rotterdam to a promising filmmaker whose film has been supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund for its post-production, and shows clear involvement in societal and political issues. Legaltree wishes Carlos Quintela and his team continued success.

Legaltree co-founder Ard van der Steur appointed Minister of Security and Justice

Ard van der Steur, co-founder of Dutch law firm Legaltree, has been appointed Minister of Security and Justice in the Netherlands. Established in 2008, Legaltree is the first law firm in the Netherlands to fully integrate new workplace strategies into its organisational model. Combined with a strong emphasis on personal contact with the client, Legaltree’s unique structure allows lawyers the freedom to excel. The company motto is Quality is Personal.

Co-founder Sander Oorthuys: Ard has played a significant role in the formation of this innovative company. We are proud that he has been entrusted with the post of Minister of Security and Justice. He’s an excellent lawyer, hard-working, a fine colleague with a warm personality who, with his insight, has not only helped many clients and innovated modern law office methods, but also during his term in Parliament, has challenged the legal profession to improve quality standards. We wish him every success in his new role.

About Legaltree

Founded in 2008, Legaltree is the first law firm in the Netherlands to fully integrate new workplace strategies into its organisational model. Combined with a strong emphasis on personal contact with the client, Legaltree’s unique structure allows lawyers the freedom to excel. The company motto is Quality is Personal.

Legaltree only works with senior lawyers with a minimum of ten years’ experience. Legaltree guarantees their clients exclusive attention at senior level and aims to deliver highest satisfaction rates within the legal profession. With more than 20 lawyers working both individually and as a team they provide tailor-made solutions for national and international clients.

Publication Legaltree in leading international trademark guide

The current state of affairs in the field of trademark law in the Netherlands has recently been described by Legaltree partner Olav Schmutzer in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2015. 

Legal experts from 42 countries/jurisdictions were selected to contribute to this guide, published by Global Legal Group Ltd in London. On the basis of various questions – spread across 17 themes – trademark law is viewed from various legal systems.

Schmutzer was responsible for the Dutch contribution. You may view his English-language contribution here.

Legaltree and expertise

Being a modern law firm, our partners share relevant expertise proactively with the market. The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2015 offers up-to-date and practical comparative legal trademark information on the basis of a Question & Answer format, thus enabling the reader to make a proper comparison between the various legal systems worldwide. If you wish to be kept informed of relevant legal knowledge in the field of intellectual property law, such as trademark law, please send an e-mail to Olav.Schmutzer@legaltree.nl.

About the authors: http://www.iclg.co.uk/firms/legaltree/olav-schmutzer

Marjolein Driessen is guest spreaker at the Intellectual Property Symposium entitled ‘3D printing: Technological possibilities and legal challenges’

Marjolein Driessen will speak at the Intellectual Property Symposium in Zeist on 16th March about 3D printing and the possible repercussions for holders of intellectual property rights. More info in Dutch here: http://www.aippi.nl/nl/symposium.htm

New Privacy law comes into effect on 24 May 2018

Bieneke Braat: After 4 years of negotiation, the new privacy law (General Data Protection Regulation) was published on 4 May 2016. Organisations in The Netherlands will have until 24 May 2018 to prepare for the new rules.

Antoinette Collignon inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

On 7 April Antoinette Collignon will be inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers in San Diego, California.