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Martin Krüger

English-speaking lawyer in the Netherlands

Martin Krüger is an english-speaking lawyer and co-founder of MAAK Advocaten. He is regarded by clients as an analytical, tactical and approachable lawyer. Martin is the head of the Product Compliance Team and has been appointed this year as an Officer of the IBA (International Bar Association) for Product Law.

Martin is an expert in litigation in the Netherlands, and (EU) product law regulation (CE marking) and advises and litigates on a variety of liability issues and commercial disputes within the manufacturing industry. He has an in-depth knowledge of product-specific European directives, regulations and harmonised standards. He regularly advises on legal issues relating to machinery, production lines, pressure equipment, personal protective equipment, medical devices and electronic equipment.

Martin is also frequently asked by clients to advise on international cooperation or purchase agreements. Due to his German origin (Heidelberg), Martin has a special interest in business relations between Dutch organisations and parties from the DACH countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

For many years, Martin has been regarded as an authority by players in the manufacturing industry. As a liability lawyer, Martin has a strong understanding of the intersection of law and technology, which has made him a regular sparring partner and in-house lawyer for the majority of his clients for many years. He has years of experience advising European and international manufacturing industry players in the chain of designer, supplier, manufacturer, importer, distributor and retailer.

His German background and English-language schooling enable Martin to provide optimal service to clients with cross-border cases and issues. Martin has extensive experience advising players in the European and international industry in the chain extending from the designer, producer, importer, distributor, and retail to the consumer. His understanding of and experience with other business cultures enables Martin to provide his clients with the best possible support in negotiations and dispute resolution involving foreign parties. In addition to his work as a lawyer, Martin regularly gives lectures and workshops.

His special focus is on issues of product safety, (European and international) product regulations (e.g. CE marking), product liability, and occupational health, as well as safety legislation and regulations. Martin assists his clients in drafting documents such as general terms and conditions, agreements with suppliers, and purchase agreements and assists clients during inspections by government authorities. If a dispute cannot be resolved out of court, Martin in his capacity as litigator also licensed to conduct legal proceedings.

Martin has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

– Civil Law (general practice)
– Civil procedural law – Litigation

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in
each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the
Netherlands Bar.

Dutch Dispute resolution attorney

(EU) Product Law specialist

Contract lawyer