Laura Broers

Thomas Manneke

Laura is an expert in media and advertising law as well as in intellectual property law. She is a resolute and pragmatic lawyer.

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Laura combines practical experience with a clear understanding of her client’s commercial goals to create the most effective advice. Laura’s advice ensures that clients know where they stand. As an experienced litigator Laura regularly acts on behalf of her clients in urgent and publicity-sensitive cases.

Laura has extensive knowledge of the media business and represents several public broadcasters, producers and daily newspapers. In addition, Laura regularly advises public figures and companies in respect of their reputation management.

For several years now, Laura has been the trusted advisor to various brands and companies regarding marketing and intellectual property law.

Representative Cases


    Laura regularly advises De Telegraaf regarding defamation claims in press publications. Over the years she represented De Telegraaf in many court proceedings. Amongst others, Laura successfully represented De Telegraaf against a journalist who claimed that a 16 year old article about him was unlawful. In the article the journalist was linked to the leaking of state secret documents based on official documents.


    Laura represented Ryanair in proceedings against PR Aviation relating to the use of Ryanair’s data on the website Wegolo. The European Court of Justice answered preliminary questions regarding contractual limitations to the use of a database by third parties, when the database does not receive protection on the basis of the 96/9 Directive. The case was referred back to the Court of Appeal. Laura represented Ryanair in these appeal proceedings.


    Laura represented department store HEMA in several preliminary injunction proceedings against public broadcaster AVROTROS. AVROTROS planned to broadcast an unbalanced and incorrect story about HEMA’s make-up. Laura closely worked with HEMA’s public relations manager and legal team to successfully minimise the damage of the respective item.


    Laura regularly advises Arla Foods in respect of marketing claims, including sustainability claims. Amongst others, Laura advised Arla Foods in respect of a complaint before the Advertising Code Committee in respect of the marketing campaign “klimaatneutraal” for Arla Biologisch.

Professional Affiliations

  • VMC • Association for Media and Communication Law

  • BMM • Benelux Association for Trademarks and Designs

  • AIPPI • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

  • VvRr • Association for Advertising Law



    ‘Overview of unfair competition and slavish imitation case law in 2018’, BIE 2019


    ‘Overview of Dutch trademark law and regulations’, edition 2019 and 2018


  • Legal 500

    Laura is ranked by Legal 500 as a ‘Next Generation Partner’.

    (Media) “Laura Broers has a good understanding of how our business works and what is needed. With a realistic look on the value of the case. As a partner, she is a good addition to the firm. Laura is a pleasure to work with. Spot on and always willing to set that extra step.’”

    (IP) “Laura Broers is both a great sparring partner and a reliable resource for legal advice and action. She is efficient, pragmatic, cost-conscious, responsive as well as pro-active, and last but not least strategically savvy."

  • WTR1000

    Laura is ranked as ‘Recommended Individual’ in the Gold Bank by WTR1000.

    “Last but not least, Broers is hailed for her contentious skills, commerciality and dynamism, and has been counsel to one of the largest dairy producers in the world, advising it on the strategic use of its brands.”

  • Chambers & Partners

  • Media Law International

    “The Lawyers are highly reputed for their legal expertise and insight, as well as industry dedication.”


In the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister), Laura Broers has registered ‘Intellectual Property Law’ as her legal practice area. Based on this registration, Laura is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in this legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.


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