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Franchise agreement in the Netherlands

When it comes to running a successful franchise business in the Netherlands, there’s nothing more important than having a sound franchise agreement. As an experienced franchise agreement attorney in the Netherlands , I know just how essential such agreements are for protecting both franchisor and franchisee rights. This article will provide an overview of all you need to know about creating effective franchise contracts in the Netherlands and the Dutch regulations under the new Dutch Franchise law in the Netherlands.

Our franchise law firm in the Netherlands receives a variety of questions from practitioners about the new regulations in the Netherlands. Since the franchise rules were included in the Dutch Civil Code, many areas have become more clear and the franchisee is more protected. In practice, this means that from 1 January 2023, all franchise agreements must be assessed to see whether they comply with Dutch legal requirements.

Dutch Franchise Act

Since 2021, the new Dutch Franchise Act has been in force and from 2023, all existing franchise agreements must also comply with these new regulations. A strong part is mandatory in nature, the Dutch Franchise Act is laid down in Book 7 of the Dutch Civil Code. The Dutch Franchise Act entails new obligations and the law aims to offer better protection to the franchisee in the Netherlands and provide clarity on a number of issues that were unclear.

Dutch Franchise contract

First and foremost, when drafting a Dutch franchise contract, it is critical to ensure that both parties receive fair treatment under the law. Franchisors must take into account their own legal obligations as well as those of their partners before signing on the dotted line. Franchisees likewise must be aware of what they’re agreeing to, as these terms can have far-reaching implications for their future prospects.

Finally, no matter what type of business arrangement is being set up between two parties in the Netherlands, establishing clear expectations and guidelines will help reduce misunderstandings down the road. By adhering to best practices and consulting with knowledgeable professionals like myself, franchisors can rest assured knowing that their interests are fully protected by a solid contract.

Overview Of Franchising In The Netherlands

The Netherlands is a vibrant, progressive country that offers great opportunities to those wishing to establish their own franchise business. Franchising in the Netherlands has been gaining momentum over recent years and its potential for success cannot be underestimated. As such, it’s essential for both franchisors and franchisees alike to understand the legal framework of Dutch franchising law before committing to any agreements.

At the heart of this framework lies pre-contractual information duties; where both parties must provide each other with appropriate investigation obligations and detailed information about the proposed agreement. The franchisor owes an obligation to disclose all relevant facts concerning the franchise system as well as details on how it operates. Similarly, the franchisee also has a duty to make sure they are fully informed before signing up for anything.

Failing to adhere to these requirements can lead to costly disputes down the line – which is why understanding your rights and responsibilities when entering into a franchise contract is so important. With knowledge comes power; ensuring that all parties are aware of their contractual obligations can help avoid any unpleasant surprises later on. Now let us move on to defining some key terms related to franchising in the Netherlands.

Definitions under the Dutch Franchise Act

Having discussed the general framework of franchising in the Netherlands, it is now essential to examine definitions relevant to a franchise contract in the Netherlands. A ‘franchise’ refers to an agreement whereby one party, known as a ‘franchisor’, grants another party (the ‘franchisee’) the right to use its brand and/or business model for their own economic gain. Further regulations may be included within such agreements pertaining to specific activities or services that are exclusive rights of the franchisor. For the purposes of the Dutch Franchise Act, the following definitions apply:

Franchise formula: the operational, commercial and organisational formula for the production or sale of goods or the provision of services, which determines a uniform identity and image of the franchised undertakings within the chain where this formula is applied, and which in any case includes 1°.a trademark, a design or a trade name, a house style or a drawing; and 2°.know-how, which is a body of practical information, not protected by an intellectual property right, resulting from the franchisor’s experience and research, which is secret, substantial and identified;

Derived formula: operational, commercial and organisational formula which 1°.determines a uniform identity and appearance of the undertakings to which the formula is applied 2°. resembles a franchise formula in one or more distinguishing features which are recognisable to the public; and 3° is used by a franchisor, directly or through third parties, for the production or sale of goods or the provision of services which are wholly or substantially identical to the goods or services to which the franchise formula referred to in point 2 relates;

Franchisor: The natural or legal person who is the owner or user of a franchise formula and who, in the course of his profession or business, grants others the right to co-use that formula.

Franchisee: any natural or legal person who, in the exercise of his profession or business, exploits a franchise formula for his own account and risk.

Good Franchisor under Dutch law

The franchisor and the franchisee shall behave towards each other as good franchisors and good franchisees. The process requires both parties to show good faith when entering into negotiations. The franchisor should demonstrate that they have taken all reasonable steps necessary for successful operation of the franchise system and provide any further assistance requested by the franchisee if needed. On their part, the franchisee must act with integrity and diligence when managing their chosen territory or market area. An experienced franchisor will be able to recognise these qualities in potential partners and protect themselves against those who might not be suitable candidates; a trait which can add value overall to any prospective relationship. As such, it is clear that finding a good franchisor is paramount in order to ensure success within this type of arrangement. In light of this, we shall delve deeper into pre-contractual duties and obligations applicable between each party prior signing an agreement.

Pre-Contractual information Duty under the Dutch Franchise Act

When drafting a franchise contract under Dutch law, certain pre-contractual duties and obligations must be taken into consideration. These include the method of providing information to prospective franchisees, as well as any assistance or support that may be rendered before signing the agreement. Furthermore, it is important for franchisors to consider their right of consent to the franchisee in the Netherlands, which should also be specified within the agreement itself. Under Article 7:913 of the DCC The prospective franchisee in the Netherlands shall provide the franchisor with timely information concerning his financial situation, insofar as this is reasonably relevant to the conclusion of the franchise agreement.

The franchisor shall provide the prospective franchisee in good time with:

a. a draft of the Franchise Agreement, including schedules;

b. a statement of the content and scope of any provisions relating to fees, surcharges or other financial contributions to be paid by the franchisee or relating to investments to be made by the franchisee;

c.information on

1°.the manner and frequency of consultation between the franchisor and the franchisees and, if there is one, the contact details of the representative body of the franchisees;

2. the extent to which, and the manner in which, the franchisor may compete with the franchisee through a derived formula or otherwise; and

The extent to which, the frequency with which and the manner in which the franchisor may obtain turnover-related data concerning the franchisee or relevant to the franchisee’s business. In addition, the franchisor shall provide the prospective franchisee in good time with the following information, to the extent that such information is available from the franchisor, a subsidiary within the meaning of Section 24a of Book 2 or an affiliated group company within the meaning of Section 24b of Book 2 and is reasonably relevant to the conclusion of the franchise agreement in the Netherlands:

a.information concerning its financial position; and

b. financial data relating to the proposed location of the franchised business or, in the absence thereof, financial data of one or more businesses that the franchisor considers to be comparable, the franchisor stating the basis on which it considers them to be comparable.

The franchisor shall provide the prospective franchisee with any other information which the franchisor knows or reasonably believes to be relevant to the conclusion of the franchise agreement.

It is essential for both parties involved in a franchising arrangement to adhere strictly to these pre-contractual duties and obligations set out above; failure to do so could lead to costly disputes down the line. To avoid such issues arising, necessary steps must be taken during this initial stage of setting up a successful partnership. With these steps properly observed, standstill periods will likely proceed more smoothly.

Standstill Periods in the Netherlands Franchise Act

Following the pre-contractual duties and obligations, standstill periods are a crucial aspect of any franchise agreement in The Netherlands. In this section, we will explore what these standstill clauses entail for both franchisor and franchisee to ensure that their interests remain protected throughout the negotiation process. The information referred to in Article 913(2), (3) and (4) shall be provided at least four (4) weeks before the conclusion of the franchise agreement. During this period, the franchisor may not:

a.amend the draft franchise agreement, unless such amendment is to the benefit of the franchisee;

b. enter into the Franchise Agreement with the Franchisee or any agreement deemed to be inseparable therefrom, except an agreement by the prospective Franchisee to keep confidential the confidential information provided by the Franchisor for the purpose of entering into the Franchise Agreement; or

c. inducing the prospective franchisee to make payments or investments in connection with the pending franchise agreement.

The above do not apply to: a.the conclusion of a subsequent franchise agreement between the same parties in respect of the same franchise formula; b.the conclusion of a subsequent franchise agreement as referred to in paragraph a if it is concluded between the same franchisor and a subsidiary, as referred to in Article 24a of Book 2, of the franchisee or an affiliated group company, as referred to in Article 24b of Book 2.

Investigation Obligation Of Franchisee

The prospective franchisee in the Netherlands shall, within the limits of reasonableness and fairness, take the necessary steps to avoid entering into the franchise agreement under the influence of incorrect assumptions. In a franchise agreement in the Netherlands, investigation obligation of the franchisee is comparable to a puzzle that needs to be solved. It requires careful consideration and analysis by both parties for ensuring successful compliance with contractual obligations.

To elaborate on this, here are some important points regarding the Investigation Obligation of Franchisee: Thus, an effective fulfillment of these obligations can facilitate smooth functioning between franchisor and franchisee while minimizing potential risks associated with not adhering to such rules. With this knowledge firmly established within both parties’ mindsets, we now move onto discussing Information Duty of Franchisor – another key element essential for successfully forming a sound partnership between franchisor and franchisee.

Information Duty Of Franchisor

According to Article 7:916 DCC, the franchisor shall inform the franchisee in good time of a.information on any intended amendments to the agreement; b. information on the investments required from the franchisee; c. notification of any decision to use a derivative formula, whether directly by the Franchisor or through third parties, including an interpretation of the content and scope of the relevant derivative formula; and d. any other information which the Franchisor knows or has reasonable grounds to suspect is important in relation to the Franchisee’s performance of the Franchise Agreement. The Franchisor shall inform the Franchisee annually of the extent to which the surcharges or other financial contributions made by the Franchisee during the previous financial year in accordance with the Franchisor’s requirements cover the costs or investments which the Franchisor intends or has intended to cover by those contributions. Consultations shall be held between the franchisor and the franchisee at least once a year.

The Information Duty of Franchisors is an important aspect to consider when entering into any franchise agreement in the Netherlands. This ensures both parties have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the franchise arrangement prior to signing on the dotted line.

Methods Of Providing Information under the Dutch Franchise Act

The Netherlands provides several methods of providing information to franchisees. It is important for the franchisor and the franchisee to have an understanding of what is required in terms of disclosure, so that both parties can make informed decisions before entering into a contract. The information referred to in Articles 7:913 DCC and 7:916 DCC (Dutch Franchise Act) shall be provided in such a way that it remains accessible unchanged for future reference for a period appropriate to the purpose for which it was provided. The information provided by the franchisor pursuant to Articles 913 and 916 shall be formulated and presented in such a way as to enable a prospective franchisee to take a reasonably informed decision as to whether or not to enter into the franchise agreement in the Netherlands, or to enable a franchisee to determine whether and to what extent it is necessary to adapt its business or to take practical measures.

Further Regulations under Dutch Franchise Law

Under the Dutch Franchise Act, the Council may, by order “Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur‘, lay down further rules concerning the nature, content and manner of the information referred to in Articles 913 and 916. The Dutch Franchise Act provides several regulations that must be respected when entering into a franchise agreement in the Netherlands. These regulations serve as important safeguards that can prevent costly disputes or misunderstandings later on down the line. As such, they should not be overlooked by either party when negotiating a new contract – they can mean the difference between success and failure of a franchise venture in the Netherlands. With this being said, what follows next is an exploration of rights and responsibilities of both franchisor and franchisee within these agreements.

Rights And Responsibilities Of Franchisor And Franchisee

The franchisor and franchisee each have distinct obligations to one another. These rights and responsibilities are outlined in the agreement between them.

Rights of Franchisor

  • Ownership & Control: The franchisor has exclusive ownership over all trademarks, trade names, logos, service marks, copyrights and other intellectual property associated with the business. They also have complete control of any modifications or changes made to these materials.
  • Approval Rights: The franchisor retains approval rights for all proposed changes from the franchisee regarding products, services, advertising and promotional activities as well as store location or layout.
  • Royalty Payments: Franchisees must pay a royalty fee based on gross sales according to their contract with the franchisor. This is typically paid monthly or quarterly depending on what was agreed upon in their agreement.

Responsibilities of Franchisor

  • Training & Support: The franchisor must provide training to help ensure that the franchisee can successfully operate the business according to guidelines set by the company. Additionally they should offer ongoing support when needed throughout the course of running the business.
  • Quality Control: It’s important that franchises maintain certain standards when it comes to quality control so customers will receive consistent experiences regardless of where they go within the chain. Therefore it’s essential that franchisors monitor this closely and make sure their expectations are being met by each individual unit.
  • Updates & Upgrades: As part of maintaining high standards across its network, it’s necessary for franchisers to regularly update systems and processes related to operation procedures as well as customer service practices. Furthermore they may need to upgrade equipment and technology used in order to keep up with market trends or customer demands.

Franchise agreements also include provisions designed to protect both parties’ interests such as goodwill clauses, non-compete clauses, dispute resolution methods and termination procedures – topics which will be discussed further in subsequent sections of this document .

Goodwill And Non-Compete Clauses under Dutch Franchise law

Goodwill is an essential part of any franchise agreement in the Netherlands, as it allows the franchisor to protect their brand and reputation. To ensure this protection is properly safeguarded in a Dutch context, both parties should agree on terms that prevent the franchisee from competing or operating too closely with the franchised business. Furthermore, these clauses must be tailored to reflect local laws and regulations. It is important for both parties to consider how much control each will have over the other’s activities relating to the franchise agreement.

According to Article 7:920 DCC (i.e. an article of the Dutch Franchise Act), in any event, the franchise agreement shall specify a.the manner of determining 1°the existence of goodwill in the franchisee’s business; 2°if so, to what extent; and 3°to what extent it is attributable to the franchisor; b. the manner in which goodwill reasonably attributable to the franchisee will be compensated to the franchisee on termination of the franchise where the franchisor takes over the franchised business from the franchisee in order to continue that business independently or to transfer it to a third party with whom the franchisor enters into a franchise agreement.A clause restricting the franchisee’s right to operate in a particular way after the termination of the franchise is only valid if is in writing; b. the restriction on the conduct of business relates only to goods or services which are in competition with the goods or services covered by the franchise; c. the restriction is indispensable to protect know-how transferred by the franchisor to the franchisee; and d. it does not exceed one year from the termination of the franchise agreement; ande. the geographical scope is not wider than the territory in which the franchisee has operated the franchise formula under the relevant franchise agreement.

The above can help provide certainty about what each party can expect when trading under the franchising arrangement. In addition, depending on the nature of the agreement, there may also be restrictions on using confidential information disclosed by either side during negotiations or periods thereafter. In order to effectively protect both sides’ interests, all relevant provisions need to be clearly laid out in writing and agreed upon before entering into a franchise contract. An experienced attorney can assist in drafting such clauses so that they are enforceable under Netherlands law while still being fair to both parties involved. With clear expectations laid down beforehand, rights of consent for both sides become easier to understand moving forward in forming a successful relationship between franchisor and franchisee in The Netherlands.

Where the franchisor intends to modify the franchise formula by means of a provision in the franchise agreement under Dutch law or intends to operate a derived formula, directly or through third parties, without amending the franchise agreement under Dutch law to that effect, and the franchisor, in view of this intention and the Dutch Franchise Act:

a. requires the franchisee to make an investment

b. introduces or alters an obligation for the franchisee to pay a fee, surcharge or other financial contribution, other than the investment referred to in part a, to the detriment of the franchisee;

c. requires the franchisee to bear other types of costs; or

d. can reasonably be expected to result in a loss of turnover for the franchisee’s business and such investment, fee, surcharge or other financial contribution or expected loss of turnover exceeds a level specified in the franchise agreement;

the franchisor shall require the prior consent of

1°.a majority of the franchisees established in the Netherlands with whom the franchisor has concluded a franchise agreement relating to the franchise formula; or

2°.every franchisee established in the Netherlands who is affected by the franchisor’s intention in the manner referred to in sub-paragraphs a, b, c or d.

If the amount referred to in subsection 1 is not specified in the franchise agreement, the prior consent referred to in subsection 1 shall always be required, irrespective of the amount of the required investment, financial contribution or costs or loss of turnover referred to in subsection 1, parts a, b, c or d.

Mandatory Laws Concerning Dutch Franchising Agreements

With regard to franchisees established in the Netherlands, the provisions of the Dutch Franchise Act may not be derogated from to their detriment and any clause contrary to Article 7:920 DCC shall be null and void, irrespective of the law governing the franchise agreement.

Types Of Assistance And Support Provided By A Franchisor

When it comes to franchising in the Netherlands, a franchise agreement is essential. It serves as the foundation for both parties and lays out their respective rights and responsibilities. A key component of any successful franchise relationship is the assistance and support provided by the franchisor. In this section, we will take a closer look at what types of help are offered under Dutch law.

Firstly, franchisors must provide training on how to run their business according to established procedures. This includes instruction on customer service, product knowledge, health regulations, and other necessary skills that may be called upon when running a successful franchise establishment. Furthermore, they must also offer ongoing technical advice so that franchisees can remain competitive in their market.

Secondly, franchisors should provide marketing support such as promotional materials or campaigns designed to increase sales volume and brand recognition. They are also responsible for providing access to credit facilities which enable franchisees to purchase stock or equipment. Additionally, many franchises have an online presence with websites or apps – these need regular updates if they’re going to stay relevant in today’s marketplace.

Finally, legal protection is another important aspect of being part of a franchise network; having trusted advisors who know the ins-and-outs of local laws means there’s less risk involved with doing business abroad. With all these different forms of assistance available from a franchisor in Holland, no one should feel like they’re going into business alone! Now let us move onto discussing litigation involving Dutch franchises…

Litigation Involving Dutch Franchises

When it comes to litigation involving Dutch franchises, there are a few key points to consider. A franchisee must be aware of their rights and obligations under the terms of the agreement, as well as any legal requirements associated with operating a business in the Netherlands. To ensure that all parties involved understand these obligations and are following them accordingly:

  • Understand any restrictions or limitations on the franchisor’s ability to terminate, modify, or renegotiate the agreement.
  • Investigate potential liabilities for breach of contract by either party.
  • Take into account applicable laws regarding unfair competition, consumer protection, and intellectual property concerns.
  • Ensure that dispute resolution procedures are clearly outlined in the agreement and followed properly if needed.

Franchisees should also thoroughly review any additional contractual provisions which may affect their relationship with the franchisor such as non-compete clauses, assignment of trademarks and trade secrets, indemnification obligations etc. Finally, regardless of whether an issue is due to a misunderstanding between both parties or a blatant violation of contracts – courts will take into consideration how much effort was made to resolve disputes amicably before resorting to legal action. This makes clear communication vital at every stage so that misunderstandings can be avoided altogether.

Having an experienced attorney who is familiar with Dutch law on your side during negotiations can help you navigate through this process without unnecessary delays or conflicts arising from ignorance or miscommunication about each party’s responsibilities. With proper guidance throughout the life cycle of your franchise relationship, it is possible to maintain good relations with your franchisor while avoiding costly court battles down the road.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Determine If A Franchise Agreement Is Suitable For My Business?

Deciding if a franchise agreement is suitable for your business requires careful consideration. Before committing to any arrangement, it is essential that you understand the legal implications and take time to thoroughly evaluate the potential benefits and drawbacks of the deal. As an experienced Dutch franchise attorney, I have seen many businesses reap rewards from well-considered franchising agreements, but also those who have found themselves in difficult situations due to inadequate preparation or research.

When considering entering into a franchising agreement in the Netherlands, there are several key elements that need to be taken into account. Firstly, check whether the contract has been legally drafted by an experienced lawyer with knowledge of local regulations; this will help ensure that both parties’ rights are protected under Dutch law. Secondly, assess the financial costs associated with setting up a new venture – such as initial fees, ongoing royalties and advertising contributions – so you can determine if they are affordable within your budget. Thirdly, review existing contracts carefully in order to identify any possible issues or areas where improvements could be made before signing on the dotted line. Finally, consider how much training and support will be provided by the franchisor and what type of assistance they will offer throughout the duration of your partnership.

My advice? Take some time out to really think through all these aspects of a prospective franchise agreement before making a commitment – only then can you make an informed decision about whether it is right for your business’s current needs and future goals.

What Are The Typical Rights And Responsibilities Of A Franchisor And Franchisee?

Despite the complexity of a franchise agreement in the Netherlands, there are typically five key rights and responsibilities that franchisors and franchisees must understand. According to recent surveys, around 95% of Dutch franchisors have at least one year’s experience working with franchises. Here is an overview of some common rights and obligations:

  • Franchisors have the right to control the quality, pricing, products/services, promotions and overall brand identity associated with their business.
  • Franchisees can expect a certain level of training from the franchisor on how to successfully run their individual store.
  • The duration of each contract should be established prior to signing; often this will range from 5-10 years depending on the specific circumstances.
  • Both parties should agree upon any fees or royalties related to using trademarks or other intellectual property owned by the franchisor.
  • Most importantly, both sides must ensure they meet all legal requirements when it comes to running a successful franchise operation in the Netherlands.

It is important for both parties involved in a Dutch franchise agreement to fully understand these rights and responsibilities before entering into any kind of contractual arrangement. This includes doing research on potential competitors as well as familiarizing yourself with local laws regarding franchises. Additionally, it is beneficial for both parties to consult with experienced attorneys who specialize in understanding Dutch commercial law so that all aspects of your agreement are properly documented and legally binding. Ultimately, taking all necessary steps upfront could save you time and money down the road if disputes arise between the two entities.

In order for a successful partnership between a franchisor and franchisee within the Netherlands to exist, clarity about roles and expectations needs to be established from day one. By fulfilling respective duties while following applicable regulations set forth by governing bodies, businesses can create mutually beneficial agreements which lead to long term success for everyone involved.

What Types Of Mandatory Laws Are Applicable To Franchising Agreements In The Netherlands?

When it comes to franchising agreements in the Netherlands, there are certain mandatory laws that must be followed in the Netherlands. These can include regulations regarding intellectual property rights and labor law, as well as restrictions surrounding advertising and product pricing. Here is a brief overview of some of the most important:

  • Intellectual property rights – Franchisors have exclusive rights over the use of their brand or products they distribute under the franchise agreement. They also have the right to protect any confidential information related to this agreement.
  • Labor law – The Dutch government has several regulations pertaining to employment contracts between franchisors and franchisees which must be adhered to when entering into such an arrangement. This includes requirements for minimum wage and working hours, as well as other conditions such as health insurance coverage and vacation days.
  • Advertising rules – There are limitations on how a franchisor can advertise their products or services within the Netherlands, including restrictions around promotional materials used by both parties involved in the agreement. All advertisements must also comply with local legislation governing fair trade practices.
  • Product pricing – Franchisors are required to keep prices consistent across all locations in order to ensure fairness among customers; however, they may adjust them according to market changes if necessary. Additionally, discounts or incentives may not be offered without first obtaining approval from the relevant authorities in Holland.

It is essential for those considering entering into a franchising agreement in the Netherlands to understand the Dutch Franchise Act before signing any contracts or making commitments. Failure to do so could result in hefty fines or even criminal charges being brought against either party depending on circumstances. Understanding these legal obligations will help ensure everyone’s interests remain protected throughout every stage of negotiations and beyond.

What Types Of Assistance And Support Can I Expect From A Franchisor?

When entering into a franchise agreement in the Netherlands, it’s important to understand the kind of assistance and support you can expect from your franchisor. As an experienced Dutch franchise attorney, I’m here to answer any questions or concerns you may have about this.

The primary responsibility of the franchisor is to provide ongoing guidance throughout the life of the agreement. This includes providing marketing materials, training for staff members and managers, advice on best practices as well as continued support with navigating industry regulations. The level of service varies depending on each individual arrangement but generally will include access to resources such as legal counsel, financial services, accounting and purchasing power. Franchisors also often assist in finding suitable locations for their franchises if needed.

As far as operational help goes, many franchisors offer tools and technologies that allow franchises to improve their operations through automation and streamlining processes involved in day-to-day management tasks. These systems are designed to reduce costs and increase profits by allowing businesses more time to focus on customer satisfaction and growth initiatives rather than administrative chores. Additionally, some franchisors even go so far as offering business consulting services which can be invaluable when making major decisions such as selecting new products or expanding into new markets.

It’s essential for all parties involved in a franchise agreement to understand what type of assistance they can rely on from their franchisor during the duration of the contract; having an understanding of these obligations helps ensure that both sides benefit from the partnership in a fair manner. If you’re considering signing a franchise agreement with a particular company then reach out – my team at [firm name] would be happy to discuss how we could help you further explore your options before making a commitment.


It is clear that a franchise agreement in the Netherlands can be an excellent option for businesses looking to expand in the Netherlands. The Dutch Franchise Act provides clear guidelines and mandatory regulations. With proper research and understanding of the applicable laws, your business can reap numerous rewards from such a franchise arrangement. As a Dutch franchise attorney, I strongly encourage you to consider all aspects of this type of contract before entering into it.

We understand how daunting it may seem at first glance – rights and responsibilities, standstill periods and legal obligations – but with our help we will ensure that everything runs smoothly. We’ll provide you with personalized advice on what type of assistance or support should be included in your agreement, as well as guide you through mandatory legislation which applies in the country. You won’t have to worry about anything; just sit back and watch your business grow!

Ultimately, making sure that both parties are satisfied is key when signing any kind of contract – especially one like a franchise agreement. If done correctly, there’s no reason why franchising shouldn’t become profitable for everyone involved! So if you’re considering taking on a franchisor-franchisee relationship in the Netherlands, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us show you how we can make it work for you!

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Remko Roosjen

Remko Roosjen

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 Commercial law firm 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.