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Commercial Law

Law Firm in the Netherlands specialised in Commercial Law

As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness of your relationships with both customers and suppliers. Sector-specific contractual arrangements are key to this. Not only do you need the right legal answer, you need it in the context of the market in which you operate.

With over 350 lawyers across 33 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business variations impacting your commercial arrangements.

Commercial law focuses on the legal aspects of (inter)national trade. Contract law forms an important part of commercial law. In principle, you and your business partners are free to decide what you wish to agree to. However, there are certain rules that have to be taken into account.

We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy & climate change, hotels & leisure, infrastructure & projects, life sciences, supply and logistics, real estate & construction, technology, media & communications and sports.  Our webinar and knowledge services also ensure that you are fully up to speed on all legal and regulatory developments.

Whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you. 

"Pragmatic approach, business-oriented mindset."

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"Able to deal quickly and effectively with issues. Approachable."

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"Easygoing, good out-of-the-box thinking if necessary, good approach on strategy."

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"The team is well-coordinated and the workload is well-distributed; there is clarity on roles and responsibilities."

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"They know the franchising practice very well."

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

"A significant global presence with a specific focus on Europe."

Chambers Global, 2020

"They have good lawyers and they are well managed."

Chambers Global, 2020

"The firm benefits from a "broad practice with strengths across a range of sectors and geographies," as well as valuing its ability to provide "partner-level service at all times."

Chambers Global, 2019

"They've been active in trying to understand our business and we're very happy with them."

Chambers Global, 2019

"The CMS group takes on the full range of M&A work and corporate governance matters in sectors including energy, life sciences, consumer products, financial services, and TMT."

The Legal 500, 2019

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