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Commercial agency law in Holland

Litigation law firm in Amsterdam

Commercial agency law in Holland, a key component of commercial law in the Netherlands, governs the relationships between agents and principals. It outlines the rights and duties of agents, terms of termination, goodwill compensation, limitation periods, and several other important matters, for example, who are authorized to act on behalf of principals, usually in commercial transactions.

Agency Law in the Netherlands and the Dutch Civil Code

This law is rooted in the Dutch Civil Code (Article 7:428 DCC and further), which provides a framework for agency agreements, ensuring they are executed with clarity and fairness. Critical to this law is the emphasis on the agent’s authority and the extent to which they can bind the principal legally. It also addresses issues like the liability of parties, commission entitlements of the agent, and termination conditions of the agency agreement. This law is particularly significant in international trade, where Dutch agents often act as intermediaries for foreign companies, necessitating a clear understanding of the legal nuances involved in such representations. Overall, Dutch agency law plays a vital role in facilitating smooth commercial operations, safeguarding the interests of all parties involved in agency relationships.

Dutch commercial agency attorney

Remko Roosjen is a Dutch commercial agency attorney and creates close working relationships with clients, providing pragmatic solutions across on all legal matters in the Netherlands. Remko is a co-founder of our Dutch Law Firm in Amsterdam and a Dutch expert lawyer for commercial agency law in Holland. His specialist areas include more particularly: (international) commercial agency disputes under Dutch law & Dutch commercial agency contracts, including civil litigation about the termination of the Dutch contract, arbitration and mediation. Remko is a sharp, creative attorney with extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Visit Remko’s profile via the website or via his LinkedIn Profile.