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Faq about a distribution agreement under Dutch law

Distribution agreement in the Netherlands


A distribution agreement under Dutch law is an agreement between the trader (sales intermediary) and the supplier or manufacturer. The trader (wholesaler-retailer) is involved in the sales distribution of the supplier or manufacturer. The dealer is the distributor of the supplier or manufacturer. Our distribution agreement lawyers in the Netherlands have a lot of experience in drafting distribution agreements and will be happy to help you in Holland.


If, on the other hand, you conclude a distribution agreement for an indefinite period of time, it can generally be terminated at any time. The period within which the distribution contract can be terminated depends on the circumstances of the individual case, such as the duration of the distribution contract. In some cases, however, there must be serious reasons for an effective termination of a distribution agreement. There is a lot of Dutch case law on this subject and the lawyers at MAAK Advocaten will be happy to assist you in implementing a legally effective termination that is suitable for your case.


One of the contractual partners can be any type of distributor. A distribution agreement in the Netherlands is often a framework agreement under which the individual sales agreements hang. It is a continuing obligation for a longer-term cooperation, but these are not regulated separately by law in the Netherlands. Therefore, there are different variants of distribution agreements. Essentially, a distribution agreement regulates the cooperation between a manufacturing company and a distribution partner.

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