Reindert van der Zaal studied law at Leiden University and at the Uppsala University in Sweden. After corporate law studies, he specialized in intellectual property and media law, and joined Kennedy Van der Laan.
His practice covers all aspects of media-, intellectual property- advertising law, with a focus on freedom of speech (defamation) and trademark cases. Amongst others, he acts on behalf of film producers, artists, designers, internet providers and various media, including leading newspapers and blogs. Furthermore, Reindert is specialized in advising and litigating in illegal parallel- and counterfeit cases, including for major international sports and clothing brands.
Reindert is member of the Netherlands Association for Media and Communication Law (VMC), the Benelux Association for Trademarks and Designs (BMM) and the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC). As editor-in-chief of media law blog MediaReport, he frequently publishes about legal news for the media. He also publishes in different specialist journals.
Reindert is part of Kennedy Van der Laan’s ‘Bureau Français’ (French Desk), member of the supervisory board of the art foundation SBK Amsterdam and guest lecturer at different institutions.
In his spare time Reindert plays soccer and actively practices water and winter sports. He also likes cooking, art and travelling.
- Media law
- Free speech
- Trademark law
- Advertising law
- Corporate law, specialization in intellectual property law, Leiden University
- Juridiska institutionen, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala Sweden, spring semester
- Media Law Resource Center (MLRC)
- Netherlands Association for Media and Communication Law (VMC)
- Benelux Association for Trademarks and Designs (BMM).
Chambers Europe 2013
“Senior associate Reindert van der Zaal is praised as being “a great lawyer with high-value skills and a perfect understanding of business practice.” He advises on IP and media matters.”
Chambers Europe 2012
“Senior associate Reindert van der Zaal impressed sources with his media work, which often has an IP flavour. Clients note his calm demeanour and strong performance in court.”