Sikke Kingma

Sikke Kingma

Attorney-at-law • partner

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.


  • "Sikke Kingma is very knowledgeable and can make complicated matters seem simple. Highly recommended." - The Legal 500, 2022
  • Sikke Kingma specialises in copyright and media law and is one of a few IP lawyers who is admitted to the Bar of the Dutch Supreme Court." - The Legal 500, 2022
  • Leading individual for Media and entertainment - The Legal 500,2022
  • "Sikke Kingma is very knowledgeable, fast to respond, extremely smart and in general a nice person to work with." - The Legal 500, 2022
  • "His Supreme Court advice was of stellar quality, thorough and covering all the angles." - Europe 2021
  • "He is a very strong lawyer, a very smart person, and very pleasant to work with." - The Legal 500, 2021
  • "They are a top-notch team. Martijn and Sikke were very responsive. They have in-depth knowledge of the matter at hand."- The Legal 500, 2021