Remy Chavannes

“Great knowledge of media and online platforms.” – Chambers and Partners Europe

Remy Chavannes (admitted to the Bar in 2000) specialises in media, telecommunications, copyright and information law, with a special focus on online matters. He combines legal creativity with an eye for the technological, business and social context in which digital service providers operate.

Remy’s work in the area of internet law focuses on cases at the intersection of free speech, privacy, intellectual property and freedom of enterprise, such as the “right to be forgotten”, website blocking, hyperlinks and intermediary liability. He also advises providers of communications services about their obligations to remove and provide information in the context of criminal investigations, national security and civil enforcement.

Remy acts for commercial broadcasters and publishers in cases relating to collective and individual copyright, online enforcement, spectrum allocation, freedom of information and the regulation of audiovisual media services. He advises both network and programme providers on programme distribution. He also regularly advises individuals and organisations about media, privacy and image-rights law.

Chambers & Partners writes: Clients praise Remy Chavannes’ ‘great presentation skills in court, articulate manner and out-of-the-box thinking’; a practical problem solver with a strong sense of Dutch law and international business goals,” say clients. “He is recognised as one of the leading figures in the media and telecoms fields, and is noted for his strength in litigation.”

Remy is a member of AIPPI’s Programme Committee and Standing Committee on Copyright. Remy regularly publishes and lectures on copyright, media and communications law, including co-authoring the biannual chronicle of law and technology for the Nederlands Juristenblad. He wrote the commentary on the definitions on regulatory scope in the Audiovisual Media Services Directive for the handbook European Media Law. Remy has been a partner at Brinkhof since 2007.

He studied Modern History (Balliol College, Oxford, 1997) and Law (Leiden University, 2000).