Aernoud specialises in intellectual property law, with a strong focus on copyright law, especially in connection with the art world.
With over 20 years of experience, Aernoud has built a reputation as a trustworthy and effective negotiator in complex conflicts. He is a talented strategist, an effective communicator and negotiator, and a tenacious advocate of his clients’ interests.
Aernoud studied law at the University of Amsterdam and Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris. He completed both the Mediation Federation of the Netherlands’ basic training in Mediation & Negotiation and the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Before establishing Walden, Aernoud worked for Allen&Overy, Höcker Advocaten and Florent, among others.
Aernoud is an author of books on law and negotiations. His book on negotiation, Think Like a Lawyer, Don’t Act Like One is an international bestseller. With his colleague Matthijs Brons he wrote contract & commentaar, which het Advocatenblad calls The Beige Bible. Aernoud is an ardent fan and passionate collector of contemporary art.
Berber is a seasoned and highly regarded IP, media, ICT and privacy lawyer. She is specialised in all aspects of intellectual property law (copyrights, trademarks, designs, etc.), GDPR, ICT contracts and advertising law, with a focus on new technologies and the creative industries.
Berber is also highly experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts (e.g. licensing and distribution contracts) and in regulatory issues regarding product compliance and certification (CE marking, etc.). She regularly publishes on current issues on the interplay between new technology and the protection of privacy, and she is a member of the Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data of the Royal Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN).
Berber has more than 16 years of experience at top level law firms, including Hogan Lovells and Bergh Stoop & Sanders.
Benjamin specialises in intellectual property law, media law, advertising law, IT law and contract law. His clients are active in fields such as media, culture, art, film, television, advertising, and ICT as well as in the manufacturing industry. Benjamin is both a highly effective and sought-after advisor and a seasoned and skilled litigator who understands the legal implications of every single phase.
Before being admitted to the bar in 2008, he had been a court clerk at the court and served as legal counsel for international media company Endemol. As an attorney, he has worked for Versteeg Wigman Sprey advocaten and Bergh Stoop & Sanders advocaten.
Marjolijn specialises in intellectual property law with a focus on soft IP (copyright, trademark right and media law). She is a dedicated and practical lawyer, and advisor and litigator for both MKB businesses and multinationals.
Marjolijn studied at the University of Amsterdam, where she earned degrees in both European Studies and Law. She has been working as an attorney in Amsterdam since 2015, having started her career at Van Doorne, where she was trained in employment law and intellectual property law.