When the issue you have is likely to end up in court

Commercial Litigation

Working with other parties – regardless of how – will always involve the need to find solutions to suit different points of view and differences of opinion. Fortunately, you will find that you are able to work together to build bridges and find solutions in the majority of cases. But what do you do if you find that this is not possible (any more)?

BarentsKrans has a great deal of experience of working with clients to help them achieve the best result: further to negotiations, where possible and in proceedings where no other alternative exists. A whole world of possibilities can be explored between negotiations and legal proceedings: mediation, a binding advice or arbitration can sometimes yield better results and in less time, often even without needing to sacrifice the business relationship between the parties involved. What would benefit you most in your situation? That’s something that we would be happy to discuss with you.

Should it become necessary to institute proceedings, we can help you to keep the difference between being right and being proved right as small as possible. We have an unparalleled understanding of how legal proceedings work and will do our utmost to maximise your opportunities.

We act for clients in all kinds of commercial disputes that could arise in relation to:

– cooperation agreements
– purchases and sales
– storage and distribution
– agencies and franchise
– business services
– software and ICT
– product liability


‘They understand without any difficulty very complex situations and subject matters’. – Legal 500, 2022

‘Excellent combination of academic skills and pragmatic and practical approach.’ –  Legal 500, Top Tier, 2021

We have worked with Roeland de Mol and Marjolein van Rest. They were a good team and very complementary. Hands-on, proactive and available. Good and clear communicators. –  Legal 500, Top Tier, 2021

The dispute resolution team at BarentsKrans, based in the Hague, is perhaps most well known for its strong supreme court litigation practice, receiving referrals from several leading Dutch and international law firms to take cases up to that level. The firm is also home to strong teams dealing with commercial and corporate litigation, financial litigation, and contract disputes, along with a growing presence in mass litigation, with the firm often instructed by large-scale litigation funders. – Legal 500, Top Tier, 2020

Clients are “very enthusiastic about their approach,” being particularly impressed by “how pragmatic they are – they really speed the processes up.” – Chambers Global & Europe, 2020

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