Law firm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

We specialise in Dutch civil law and we are based in Amsterdam and in Naarden, the Netherlands, located near Schiphol Airport (just 10 minutes by car or train). AMS’s highly experienced lawyers both advise and litigate for Dutch and international companies and private individuals. We are committed to providing our clients with not only excellent service, but also cost-effective fee structures.

 

The Lawyers

Practice areas

Dutch corporate law

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Transfer of shares

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Buy out of shareholders in The Netherlands

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Dutch contract law

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Debt collection in The Netherlands

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Dutch insolvency law

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Intellectual Property law in The Netherlands

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Media law

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Dutch employment law

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Dutch commercial tenancy law

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Dutch construction law

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Dutch real property law

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Cancellation of loan agreement and requirements of reasonableness and fairness in the Netherlands

The basic principle of Dutch contract law is that agreements that have been concluded are binding. However, under certain circumstances, a court may intervene in agreements between the parties. One of the reasons for this can be the requirements of reasonableness and fairness. An old judgment in preliminary relief proceedings regarding a dispute between the municipality of Utrecht and a party to whom it had given a site on loan illustrates how the requirements of reasonableness and fairness can turn out. Dutch contract law lawyer Hein Hoogendoorn explains what happened in this situation and how the court in preliminary relief proceedings looked at the termination of the loan agreement.

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