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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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The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

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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