Portrait of Aukje Haan

Aukje Haan

Partner
Advocaat | Global Co-Head of Commercial Group, CMS

CMS
Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Netherlands
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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Education

  • 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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13/06/2022
Up­dated CMS Ex­pert Guide to Trade Secrets
From pat­ents to pro­grammes, designs to data, your most valu­able busi­ness as­sets can be the things you can’t put un­der lock and key. But what leg­al re­course do you have to pro­tect these in­tan­gible as­sets...
07/06/2022
Trade secret laws in the Neth­er­lands
Gen­er­al 1. Has the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 June 2016 on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their...
Comparable
29/03/2022
Force Ma­jeure - Hard­ship in re­la­tion to Con­flict and Sanc­tions
The in­va­sion of Ukraine has promp­ted west­ern demo­cra­cies, in­clud­ing the European Uni­on, UK and US, to ini­ti­ate a raft of sanc­tions against Rus­si­an-owned com­pan­ies, and prom­in­ent in­di­vidu­als closely as­so­ci­ated...
Comparable
26/11/2021
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...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
09/06/2021
Open Secrets? Guard­ing value in the in­tan­gible eco­nomy
Across mul­tiple in­dus­tries, busi­nesses are de­riv­ing an ever great­er pro­por­tion of their value from as­sets pro­tec­ted not by pat­ent or copy­right – but by secrecy. And from cus­tom­er data to soft­ware al­gorithms...
31/03/2021
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...
04/02/2021
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...
09/04/2020
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...
02/04/2020
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...
12/03/2020
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...
28/10/2019
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...