Mechelsesteenweg 128-136, Antwerp, 2018 Belgium

Contact: Dieter Geernaert, dg@praetica.com, +32 (0)3 304 99 04

http://www.praetica.com

 

Geographic area served: Belgium

Type of organization / entity: Private law firm

Serves: Staff journalists, editors, media outlets; civic journalists/bloggers; freelance journalists; NGOs, and/or journalist associations.

Type of support: Legal, advocacy

Types of legal support: Direct litigation of cases involving journalists/media outlets in domestic and/or international courts; filing amicus briefs; providing supporting legal briefs and case law foe NGOs or journalist associations; providing general legal advice / counsel to journalists/media outlets; providing pre-publication legal advice / counsel to journalists, media outlets, journalist associations; legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.

Types of cases: Defamation/libel; freedom of information cases; contractual/labor disputes between staff, freelance journalists and employers; disputes between journalists and media outlets over violations of professional codes of ethics.

Fee structure: Hourly fees