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Commercial contracts

Commercial contracts are at the heart of ‘doing business’. Our Commercial Contracts team consists of a number of recognised specialists in (international) contract law, who are able to act for companies and clients throughout the life cycle of a commercial contract: from the negotiation stage through to contract termination. The team has an in-depth knowledge and experience of drafting contracts and contract clauses and also of conducting proceedings about (international) contracts (both before the regular courts and in arbitration). We work for national and international companies, but also for renowned law firms that need extra expertise in the field of (international) contract law.

Examples of commercial contracts

  • Purchasing and sales contracts
  • Supply contracts (on-call, framework, preferred supplier and sourcing contracts)
  • Distribution, agency and franchise agreements
  • Licence agreements
  • Service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • General terms and conditions (B2B and B2C)
  • Contracts for services (independent contractor agreements and consultancy agreements)
  • Memorandum of understanding, letters of intent and term sheets

Examples of recent work

  • Proceedings about negotiations that have broken off, for a multinational, hotel company and a start-up
  • Preparing and reviewing NDAs for a big logistics company
  • Preparing general terms and conditions for a foundation
  • Advising on the termination of a licence agreement
  • Acting as an expert witness (which included cross-examination) about Dutch contract law in foreign proceedings and in international arbitration proceedings (ICC, LCIA)
  • Arbitration proceedings about a ‘supply agreement’ in the energy sector
  • Proceedings about the settlement of an escrow agreement for a franchiser
  • Preliminary relief proceedings about the liability of a telecoms company for the statements made by third parties on an internet forum
  • Advising on the performance of a purchase contract for a transport company
  • Assessing a letter of intent for a multinational
  • Preparing a sourcing contract (including a SLA) for a petrochemical company


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