Commercial contracts

All companies deal with commercial contracting. Either with customers, suppliers or partners. These arrangements are an important part of a successful business relationship, also when such relationship ends. We have longstanding expertise with drafting commercial contracts, legal advise and litigation in this field both for national and international clients. Our expertise includes amongst others (product) liability, general conditions, consumer law, license agreements, research- and development agreements , sponsor-, marketing- and advertising agreements, publishing agreements, sales agreements and supplier warranties. We have specialized knowledge on commercial contracting in new markets such as e-commerce, online sales and distribution, affiliate marketing and online platforms. In case of cross border matters, you can rely on our worldwide network of specialized lawyers.

Tessa de Mönnink

partner/lawyer

Linda Eijpe

partner/lawyer

Micheline Don

partner/lawyer

Annelies van Zoest

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Silvie Wertwijn

partner/lawyer

News

FRANCHISE ALERT: January 1, 2023 is the deadline for implementation of the Dutch Franchise Act. Is your franchise agreement compliant?

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.

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Tightening of statutory payment terms from 60 to 30 days as of 1 July 2022

On 1 July 2017, the Act to amend Book 6 of the Dutch Civil Code in connection with combating unreasonably long payment terms entered into force. This was a private member’s bill regulating that large companies cannot agree on a payment term of more than 60 days in their commercial relationship with SMEs in situations where the large company acts as debtor and the SME acts as creditor

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