Distribution & agency

Distribution and agency are widely used in marketing and selling products and services and have a special form of contracting. The agreements within a distribution or agency network must therefore be properly arranged. This requires both commercial and specialized legal knowledge. We assist our clients with national and international distribution and agency, setting up or terminating distribution networks and agency relationships and all related contracts. We also assist our clients in conducting legal proceedings about distribution and agency.
For international matters or aspects, we have a worldwide network of specialized lawyers.

Tessa de Mönnink


Annelies van Zoest


Micheline Don



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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