Sikke Kingma has been with Pels Rijcken since 2006. He is a highly experienced Supreme Court litigator with more than 150 judgments to his credit. With his background as an all-round civil lawyer, he runs a broad Supreme Court practice for companies and public authorities. His proceedings often involve IP, insolvency law, property law or procedural law, but also contract law, company law and other civil law topics. Sikke is often sought out by lawyers from other offices to conduct Supreme Court proceedings, pre-judicial proceedings or to provide input in appeal proceedings. Sikke is also a specialised litigator and adviser in matters involving IP and media law. He litigates and regularly advises on subjects such as copyright and trademark law and (in Supreme Court appeal) patent law and trade secrets. In addition, Sikke represents clients in disputes about the legality of publications and statements on the Internet or in other media.
Sikke received master’s degrees in both Dutch Civil Law and Chemistry from Leiden University, graduating cum laude in both programmes. He is a member of the Association of Civil Cassation Lawyers (VCCA) and the specialist association of IP lawyers (VIEPA). Sikke is deputy justice in the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal. He teaches, publishes regularly and is editor of the professional journal Mediaforum and principal editor of Cassatieblog, the weblog about civil cassation case law in the Netherlands.