Marcel specializes in intellectual property and media law. He was partner at Houthoff and previously worked for the Holland Festival. Marcel has extensive experience in the advisory- and litigation practice. He was involved in ground-breaking legal proceedings, e.g. the introduction of “free internet” (Ilse/Wanadoo), the introduction of database protection (Telegraaf/NVM) and resale right (Simonis & Buunk/Pictoright). Marcel publishes and teaches regularly on subjects related to his field of expertise. He is president of the journal of copyright-, media- and information (AMI), the author of the book “Geen beelden Geen nieuws”, board member of the Copyright Association (VvA), De Groene Amsterdammer and The Khardzhiev Foundation. In addition to his work as a lawyer, Marcel is a member of the Supervisory Board Copyright law (CvTA).
Monica specializes in corporate law, including good governance. She has extensive experience in mergers, partnerships and disputes in non-profit, cultural and healthcare organisations. In addition to her work as a lawyer, Monica is a commissioner at Bosch Transmission Technology and exercises supervisory functions at the VPRO and Free Press Unlimited. From 2015-2019, as a supervisor, she was a member of the Council of the Amsterdam Bar Association. She has taught several postgraduate courses, regularly gives guest lectures, and acts as a moderator. From 2007-2012, Monica worked as a university lecturer (Art & Law) at the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam. From 2010-2020 Monica was a board member of De Groene Amsterdammer. Monica is listed as an official to be appointed in legal proceedings with The Enterprise Chamber of The Court of Appeals in Amsterdam and is a member of the Rimari Foundation.
Corstiaan has been admitted to the Amsterdam Bar in January 2018 and has been working in the legal practice of Bremer & De Zwaan since October 2016. Corstiaan studied law at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and wrote his thesis on the ‘parody-exception’ in copyright. During his studies (master criminal and civil law) Corstiaan worked at the public prosecutor's office in The Hague. Corstiaan is a fanatic basketball player who played in the Dutch pro league for Matrixx Magixx Nijmegen and currently plays for Harlem Lakers (Amsterdam).
Corstiaan is a member of the Young Litigators Society and member of the editorial board ‘Intellectual Property’ of OpenRecht.