Michiel is a founding partner of Leeway Advocaten (www.leeway.nl) and a specialist in intellectual property & media law. He has a particular focus on acting for clients in the following sectors: digital business, media, retail and fashion & luxury. He advises on intellectual property law as well as on issues relating to marketing, advertising, consumer and gaming law.
He also has extensive experience in advising on international franchising and distribution agreements. He worked on numerous international IP tax & M&A transactions.
Prior to Leeway Advocaten, Michiel was a partner with Osborne Clarke and Baker & McKenzie where he headed the IP & Commercial team in Amsterdam. He started his career at Allen & Overy and spent a year as a foreign attorney with a leading US technology firm in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Michiel was awarded by his clients with the Client Choice Award for Copyright in 2016 and IT/ Internet in 2015 (http://www.clientchoice.com/michiel-odink). Michiel is ranked in the WTR 1000 (The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2016), the WIPR Leaders (top intellectual property lawyers) 2016 and Chambers & Partners 2016. According to his clients: “He has the rare quality of understanding not only the client’s needs but also constraints, with a combination of impressive technical expertise and efficiency.”