Sikke Kingma, advocaat Pels Rijcken

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.


  • Clients appreciate his work in the court of cassation, one observing that "his Supreme Court advice was of stellar quality, thorough and covering all the angles.", Chambers Global 2021
  • "Interviewees describe him as a very sharp lawyer, adding that his way of writing is excellent and his oral pleading is very convincing.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2020
  • "Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV's team head Sikke Kingma is a very strong Supreme Court lawyer.", Legal 500 2019
  • "Clients rate his technical ability and creative approach. One source reports: He is an outstanding, very skilful lawyer. He has a profound knowledge of intellectual property law and is very resourceful in finding out-of-the-box solutions in complicated matters.", Chambers Global 2018
  • "Clients say he is strong in analysing complex matters, always working towards solutions for the client and providing very fast service. He is also strong in pleading.", Chambers Europe 2017
  • "Clients say he is extremely skilled, he works efficiently, quickly and thoroughly, and is always available.", Chambers Europe 2016