Brugmannlaan 16, 1060 Brussels, Belgium

Contact : Emmanuel Verraes, emmanuel@verraes-law.com, +32 2 340 27 80

http://www.verraes-law.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

Types of legal support: Direct litigation of cases involving journalists/media outlets in domestic and/or international courts; filing amicus briefs to domestic and/or international courts in specific cases; providing supporting legal briefs and case law  to NGOs or journalist associations that are directly litigating cases involving journalists/media outlets facing legal proceedings; providing general legal advice / counsel to journalists/media outlets; providing pre-publication legal advice / counsel to journalists, media outlets, journalist associations, regarding content-related issues or other regulations; legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.

Types of cases: Cases involving defamation/libel brought against a journalist/media outlet; freedom of information claims brought by a journalist/media outlet; cases involving issues of source protection and/or whistleblowing; contractual/labor disputes between staff journalists and employers; contractual/labor disputes between freelance journalists and media outlets; disputes between journalists and media outlets over violations of professional codes of ethics.

Fee structure: “Low-bono”/low cost