by Tessa de Mönnink & Annelies van Zoest | 30 January 2023 | Franchise, Commercial contracts
In our previous newsletters, we discussed the introduction of the Dutch Franchise Act (the “Act” or “Franchise Act”). This Act is effective as of 1 January 2021 and is of mandatory law. Some legal obligations were subject to an implementation deadline until 31 December 2022. This deadline has now expired.
by Tessa de Mönnink & Annelies van Zoest | 20 September 2022 | Franchise, Commercial contracts
The Dutch Franchise Act went into effect on January 1, 2021. The Act is mandatory law and franchisors and franchisees were required to conduct themselves in accordance with the Act as of that date. Specific contractual adjustments also had to be implemented immediately in new franchise agreements and renewal agreements. A two-year transition period applies to current franchise agreements. This expires on January 1, 2023. Franchise organizations still have three months to comply with the implementation obligation.
by Silvie Wertwijn, Micheline Don & Annelies van Zoest | 7 June 2022 | Intellectual Property
Two years ago we already wrote about the portrait of our national Formula 1 hero Max Verstappen. In 2016 delivery supermarket Picnic had posted a video on social media showing a lookalike of Max Verstappen.
by Tessa de Mönnink & Annelies van Zoest | 16 May 2022 | Franchise, Commercial contracts, Distribution & Agency
After a thorough review of the rules from 2010, the European Commission approved the new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and the accompanying new Vertical Guidelines on 10 May 2022. The revised VBER and vertical guidelines will enter into force on 1 June 2022.
by Annelies van Zoest | 8 March 2022 | Franchise
A financial forecast is no guarantee for franchisees. Franchisees cannot simply pass on their disappointing turnover results to the franchisor.