Breach of contract

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Breach of contract is under Dutch law a legal cause of action and a type of civil wrong in the Netherlands, in which a binding commercial agreement is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party’s performance.  Breach of contract can lead to civil proceedings in the courts.  Dutch law has various remedies that can be effectuated in the event of a breach of contract. These include terminating a commercial contract, rescinding the contract and claiming compensation. Knowing when to apply which remedy requires knowledge of Dutch law. Have one of our Dutch lawyers properly advise you on this. Together with you our experienced attorneys in the Netherlands will determine the strategy and will immediately take the necessary steps for you.

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Non-performance of a contract

Unfortunately, there are often disagreements between business partners about, for example, the content of concluded contracts or the (non-)fulfilment of agreed services. Our English-speaking lawyers will be pleased to represent your company in extrajudicial and, if necessary, judicial disputes so that your claim can be enforced or the claim of the other party can be rejected. Our English-speaking lawyers will be pleased to represent your company in extrajudicial and, if necessary, judicial disputes so that your claim can be enforced or the claim of the other party can be rejected. 

 We recommend that you consult a Dutch lawyer at an early stage and seek advice, as legal proceedings can often be avoided if the legal situation is examined early on. It is also advisable to seek advice from a Dutch specialist lawyer when drafting or drafting contracts under Dutch law, so that the risk of disagreement on the content or interpretation of, for example, purchase agreements, commercial agency agreements, distribution contracts or franchise agreements.

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