Commercial contracts and commercial litigation

In a world that is becoming increasingly internationalised and complex as a result of increasing regulations, it is very important to have the basics of business in order. For this reason, a team of attorneys at La Gro Geelkerken has specialised in (international) contract law within corporate law. After all, commercial contracts are at the heart of every business model. Our specialists have years of experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. They also have extensive litigation experience, both in civil courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Our approach 

We assist entrepreneurs at every stage of the business. In addition, we assist them in commercial disputes involving stalled negotiations or terminated agreements. We advise you on a strategy that never loses sight of your goal. Often we resolve a dispute by negotiating well for you, but if necessary we litigate on your behalf.  

 Our firm also has a specialised debt collection department. 

Your specialist
Pieter van Deurzen

Specialist Commercial contracts and commercial litigation &

Here’s what we can do for you

  • Distribution agreements

  • Franchise contracts

  • Cooperation agreements

  • General Terms and Conditions

  • Collection work

The distribution agreement is an agreement under which a supplier undertakes to supply goods or services to the distributor. We will help you draft the contract and negotiate its conclusion.  

As of January 1, 2021, the new franchise law is in effect. Under this law, a franchise agreement must meet several requirements.  We can draft a clear and legally valid franchise agreement for you. We will amend existing agreements for you if new legislation or changes in the formula give cause for updating. We have a dedicated franchise law focus team that can guide you through this process.  

When drafting a cooperation agreement, it is important to find the right balance. How do you draft a contract that best safeguards your interests without imposing a strangling contract on your contracting party? And what should you do if the circumstances change? A cooperation agreement is always customised. We are happy to help you find the right balance.  

The general terms and conditions of your business, products or services make it immediately clear what rights and obligations your customers and you have. This way, your customers know where they stand and what they can expect from you. If you are drafting general terms and conditions, you must follow a number of rules. In addition, it can be difficult to keep this legal document short and sweet and “consumer proof.” Of course we are happy to help you. 

Our firm has a specialised collection department that takes care of all the necessary activities to collect your receivables. It has been proven that it helps when an attorney writes to your debtor and promises legal action in the event of a refusal to pay. In the unlikely event that your debtor still does not pay, then ‘the case’ is already in the hands of an attorney and if you wish, legal measures can be taken quickly. 

Learn more about our dedicated collections department.  

Flexible forward thinking.
Thinking three moves ahead while remaining flexible to achieve the best solution: that is the challenge for the contract law attorney.
Pieter van Deurzen
Lawyer, Managing Partner
Call: +31172530250