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Aukje Haan

Advocaat | Global Co-Head of Commercial Group, CMS

Newtonlaan 203
3584 BH Utrecht
PO Box 85250
3508 AG Utrecht
Languages German, French, English, Dutch

Aukje Haan has been a qualified advocaat since 1990, and since then has been working for the Commercial section of CMS in Utrecht. Aukje is chair of the CMS International Commercial Group. ​

Aukje's specialist area is commercial law, including drawing up various kinds of commercial contracts such as distribution and agency agreements, franchise agreements, manufacturing contracts, SLA's and cooperation agreements. Her field of work also extends to product liability. ​

She also has an extensive (international) litigation practice in the above areas of the law and is also a certified mediator.​

Aukje Haan is regularly invited to speak at seminars and inhouse legal trainings about commercial and corporate contracting.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Supervisory Board of member of Stichting Belangen Rechtsbijstandverzekerden DSB
  • Member of the board of Theater Kikker
  • Member of the board of New Board Program Alumnivereniging Nyenrode
  • Association Corporate Mediation
  • Groot Utrecht
  • Member of the board of Utrechts Archief
  • Supervisory Board member of Avedon Capital Partners
  • Member of the board of AAMU
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  • New Board Program, Nyenrode Business University
  • Company and Commercial Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies
  • Dutch Law, Utrecht University
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22 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to e-sig­na­ture law in com­mer­cial con­tracts
Di­git­al trans­form­a­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. This trend has been ac­cel­er­ated by the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic...
02 June 2020
Leg­al term for pay­ments in the Neth­er­lands
1.  Are there any spe­cif­ic leg­al re­quire­ments in re­spect of pay­ment terms? Yes, the le­gis­la­tion in the Neth­er­lands is based on EU Dir­ect­ive 2011/7/EU on com­bat­ing late pay­ments in com­mer­cial trans­ac­tions...
09 April 2020
COV­ID-19 and its im­pact on the com­mer­cial sec­tor
Force ma­jeure, ex­hib­it­or and or­gan­iser rights vis-à-vis can­celled live events and gov­ern­ment in­ter­ven­tion dur­ing the crisis. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and re­stric­tions im­posed by gov­ern­ments in Europe and...
27 March 2020
Law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure in the Neth­er­lands
1. Is there le­gis­la­tion on force ma­jeure in your law sys­tem? Yes, Art­icle 6:75 of the Dutch Civil Code (“DCC”). 2. If so, what is the text of the force ma­jeure clause in your civil code? Art­icle...
02 April 2020
Cov­id-19 (Coronavir­us) – Key Com­mer­cial Con­sid­er­a­tions
The CMS Com­mer­cial group re­cently held the we­bin­ar on Coronavir­us – Key Com­mer­cial Con­sid­er­a­tions. If you did not have a chance to at­tend, please find be­low the top 10 ac­tion points from the ses­sion...
12 March 2020
The chal­lenges of op­er­at­ing a mul­tina­tion­al busi­ness across Europe
What are the chal­lenges of op­er­at­ing a mul­tina­tion­al busi­ness across Europe? To an­swer this ex­tens­ive ques­tion, lead­ing law prac­ti­tion­ers in the field of com­mer­cial law, in-house coun­sel, busi­ness lead­ers...
28 October 2019
Dis­tri­bu­tion law in the Neth­er­lands
Agency Agree­ments Dutch law on Agency Agree­ments is set out in the Dutch Civil Code, which art­icle 7:428 and fol­low­ing, in par­tic­u­lar im­ple­ments the re­quire­ments of the EU law on Com­mer­cial Agents Form­a­tion...
17 October 2019
CMS Com­mer­cial Con­fer­ence 2019
What are the chal­lenges of op­er­at­ing a mul­tina­tion­al busi­ness across Europe? To an­swer this ex­tens­ive ques­tion, lead­ing law prac­ti­tion­ers in the field of com­mer­cial law, in-house coun­sels, busi­ness...
August 2020
CMS Com­mer­cial Glob­al Bro­chure
Com­mer­cial law reaches in­to all sec­tors. It is at the core of every busi­ness. With over 400 Com­mer­cial law­yers across 43 coun­tries glob­ally, we can help you across a range of Com­mer­cial is­sues in all...
27 November 2018
GDPR: the af­ter­math
Please join us for a half-day sem­in­ar on the af­ter­math of GDPR. Six months after the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the most chal­len­ging EU reg­u­la­tion busi­nesses have seen in years, it is time to take a step back...
June 2018
Part­ner In­ter­view - Aukje Haan
What will be the most im­port­ant mar­ket trend af­fect­ing your cli­ents’ sec­tor over the next 12 months?The im­ple­ment­a­tion of GDPR (Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) this year will have broad-sweep­ing...
01 November 2015
War­ranty law in sup­ply con­tracts in the Neth­er­lands
Gen­er­al Re­marks In prin­ciple, the law on the sale of goods does not make a dis­tinc­tion between B2B con­tracts or sales con­tracts vis-à-vis con­sumers. However, stat­utory law does have spe­cial pro­vi­sions...