Bernt Hugenholtz (Of Counsel) specialises in the fields of copyright law, neighbouring rights and information law. He is Professor Emeritus of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Amsterdam, and former Director of the Institute for Information Law (IViR).

Bernt is the co-author, with Professor Paul Goldstein (Stanford University), of International Copyright. Principles, Law, and Practice (4th ed., Oxford University Press, 2019), and co-author, with Professor Thomas Dreier (TU Karlsruhe), of Concise European Copyright Law (2nd ed., Kluwer Law International, 2016). He has acted as a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the OECD, the European Presidency, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the government of the Netherlands and several other national governments. He is one of the founders of the Wittem Group which drafted the European Copyright Code, and co-founder of the European Copyright Society.


Bernt Hugenholtz was a member of the Amsterdam Bar from 1990 to 1998, and is currently a substitute judge at the Courts of Appeals in The Hague and Arnhem-Leeuwarden.