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Contract law in the Netherlands


MAAK Advocaten advise you on the conclusion of international contractual agreements with your Dutch trading partner. Whether it is a question of purchasing a product or entering into a business partnership with a Dutch business partner, MAAK understands the complexity of international business transactions and can advise you on this in a legal capacity. We can also take care of communication in English, German and Dutch to bridge language barriers and increase the chances of a better result. Our specialist attorneys in the Netherlands for contract law at MAAK Advocaten will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the violation of Dutch contract law. Our attorneys from Amsterdam are specialized in assisting foreign companies with legal issues concerning Dutch contract law in the Netherlands. Our Dutch lawyers regularly advise on the drafting of contracts under Dutch law, the review or assessment of such contracts or general terms and conditions or represent English-speaking clients in disputes in the Netherlands. Feel free to contact us. 

Dutch commercial contract law specialists

MAAK Advocaten has a team of Dutch lawyers who are specialized in the drafting, negotiating and terminating of commercial agreements governed by Dutch law. Our lawyers in Amsterdam will be happy to assist you with any commercial contract matters in the Netherlands. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Dutch contract lawyers

Remko Roosjen | Partner & Dutch contract lawyer

Claartje van der Marel | Associate & Dutch contract lawyer

Max Schwillens | Associate & Dutch contract lawyer

Shannon Blonk | Associate & Dutch contract lawyer

Remko Roosjen

Claartje van der Marel

Max Schwillens

Shannon Blonk


Choice of law in the Netherlands

Choice of law in the Netherlands

Choice of law in private international law means that parties with an international legal relationship are free to choose the law applicable to their contract


Types of Dutch commercial contracts

Contract law in the Netherlands, Amsterdam

Dutch Contract Law: The Foundation of Business Transactions

In the heart of Europe, Dutch contract law holds the key to seamless commercial transactions within the Netherlands. It establishes the legal framework governing agreements between parties, offering clarity and precision in defining their rights and responsibilities. Understanding the nuances of this legal landscape is paramount for individuals and businesses operating in the Dutch market.

Contracts Under Dutch Law: The Power of Binding Agreements

Dutch law recognizes contracts as binding once the process of offer and acceptance is complete. This fundamental principle ensures security and predictability in business dealings, solidifying Dutch contract law’s reputation as a robust and dependable system.

The Autonomy of Contracting Parties: Tailored Solutions

Dutch contract law champions the autonomy of contracting parties, granting them the freedom to craft agreements tailored to their specific needs and intentions. This flexibility enables the creation of bespoke contracts that suit the unique circumstances of each transaction.

MAAK Advocaten: Your Trusted Dutch Contract Law Partner

Navigating the intricate landscape of Dutch contract law can be challenging, especially for those unfamiliar with its intricacies. This is where MAAK Advocaten, a leading Dutch law firm specializing in contract law, emerges as your indispensable partner.

The Epitome of Contract Law in the Netherlands

In the realm of Dutch contract law, MAAK Advocaten shines as a beacon of excellence. Our team of dedicated legal professionals possesses a profound understanding of Dutch contract law, offering invaluable guidance and support in the creation, negotiation, and review of contracts.

Your Contract Lawyer in Holland

Within Holland’s dynamic legal landscape, a contract lawyer from MAAK Advocaten is your trusted ally. Our expertise in Dutch contract law ensures that your contracts meet the stringent requirements of the Dutch legal system. Whether you are a Dutch native or an international entity operating in Holland, our contract lawyers are your compass in navigating the world of Dutch contracts.

Contract Lawyer in Amsterdam: Local Roots, Global Reach

As the vibrant international hub of Amsterdam attracts businesses from across the globe, MAAK Advocaten stands ready to serve as your contract lawyer in Amsterdam. We not only offer local expertise but also a global perspective, adeptly handling international contracts and transactions.

Resolving Disputes About a Dutch Contract: MAAK Advocaten’s Expertise

In the business world, disputes can arise despite the best intentions and well-crafted contracts. When conflicts escalate, MAAK Advocaten steps in with its unparalleled expertise in resolving disputes related to Dutch contracts.


Dutch Litigation: Ensuring Fairness and Justice with MAAK Advocaten

MAAK Advocaten’s proficiency in Dutch litigation procedures guarantees fairness and justice in dispute resolution. Our firm is renowned for its efficiency and effectiveness in settling contractual disagreements, ensuring that your interests are protected.

Reviewing a Dutch Agreement: MAAK Advocaten’s Prudent Approach

Before committing to any contractual arrangement in the Netherlands, it is imperative to review the agreement meticulously. This process ensures that the terms and conditions align with your expectations and comply with Dutch contract law.

MAAK Advocaten’s Comprehensive Review

When you entrust MAAK Advocaten with the review of your Dutch agreement, you can expect a thorough examination. We scrutinize the agreement for clarity, compliance with Dutch law, alignment with your rights and obligations, and the presence of robust dispute resolution mechanisms.

In Conclusion: Empowering Your Success with MAAK Advocaten

Dutch contract law serves as the bedrock for successful business transactions in the Netherlands. To navigate this legal terrain with confidence and achieve your goals, partner with MAAK Advocaten. We offer the expertise of seasoned contract lawyers, whether you require legal assistance in Holland or Amsterdam, or find yourself in the midst of a dispute about a Dutch contract.

At MAAK Advocaten, we are not just legal practitioners; we are your partners in achieving legal success. With our profound knowledge of Dutch contract law and unwavering commitment to your interests, we ensure that you are equipped to excel in the Dutch market.

Contact our Dutch law firm

More information? Remko Roosjen is a Dutch contract attorney in the Netherlands and creates close working relationships with clients, providing pragmatic solutions across on all legal matters in the Netherlands. Remko is a partner of our Dutch Debt Collection office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His specialist areas include Dutch Contract Law, including Dutch Commercial Contracting and Legal Disputes, including civil litigation, arbitration and mediation. Remko is a sharp, creative Dutch attorney with extensive cross-border experience representing both foreign plaintiffs and defendants. Visit Remko’s profile via the website or via his LinkedIn Profile.

Distribution, Agency and Franchise under Dutch law

Dutch law also provides for certain types of contracts, such as purchase agreements, franchise agreements, distribution contracts, commercial agency contracts, collaboration agreements, supply agreements, joint venture agreements, takeover agreements, etc.

There can be many questions when entering into an agreement, its content as well as its termination. For example, a distribution agreement is not regulated by law under Dutch law. The Franchise Act is also relatively new in the Netherlands. In addition, there are many procedures in the field of agency. If you have any questions regarding Dutch contract law, our Dutch attorneys in Amsterdam lawyers will be happy to assist you. 

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