Sophie van Everdingen

Senior Attorney

Sophie van Everdingen is a senior lawyer at bureau Brandeis with more than 10 years of experience. Sophie litigates and advises in commercial disputes, including cartel damages cases and media and intellectual property cases, with a particular interest in cross-border cases.

Sophie is at her best in large and complex matters. She is sharp, thorough, and keeps a clear overview in all her cases. Sophie communicates quickly and tackles problems proactively and diligently.

Sophie is currently involved in the largest cartel damages cases in the Netherlands, assisting the Truck Cartel Recovery Foundation and three other groups of parties in damages actions against six international truck manufacturers that were part of the Europe-wide truck cartel. She is also involved, among others, in a damages action against Google concerning abuse of dominance. Sophie has also been involved in witness hearings and seizures in Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, China and Russia.

To give you an idea of Sophie’s practice, below are some cases and other matters that Sophie recently handled for her clients:

  • Advice to the largest book publishing group VBK with the creation of a platform within the book industry;
  • Assisting a major distributor in trademark infringement proceedings against hair product manufacturer Keune;
  • Assisting the founder of a music platform in a dispute with its partners;
  • Regular advisor to Pathé in advising on contracts with suppliers, influencers and other marketing parties;
  • Assisting several book publishers in proceedings and advice around the right to publish work, copyright infringement, contracts with authors;
  • Assisting a former Council politician in an integrity case;
  • Assisting Unga in its fight to protect its loyalty programme.

Sophie is an editorial board member of Cartel Damages Quarterly, the European quarterly on cartel damages law. Sophie also completed a post-graduate specialisation course in intellectual property law and litigation at the Mr S.K. Martens Academy in 2021, further bolstering her competence in IP litigation.

Before joining bureau Brandeis, Sophie worked as an attorney-at-law at Houthoff within the dispute resolution sections in Amsterdam and European and competition law in Brussels.

More articles Journal Sophie