Dutch business is very internationally oriented and knowledge of international law is therefore essential. GMW advocaten has extensive experience in international law issues and has an extensive network of experts in this field. 

A company that does business internationally is also affected by foreign legal systems. That is not always easy because each country has its own legal standard. Is it possible to choose to only apply Dutch law to a contract just to be safe? Which court has jurisdiction when disputes arise? Would you prefer arbitration or some other form of dispute resolution? Do international treaties need to be taken into account? Cross-border litigation is becoming increasingly important in this respect.

If you are contemplating expanding your international commercial network you need to consider whether you want to work with agents or distributors. The differences between them are vast.

Moreover, the terms of delivery that you use are of the utmost importance. For example, which INCOTERM do you use and does this suit the way you operate?

In short, international trade requires good preparation and well-constructed contracts.

Further information

Do you have questions about international trade or would you like to discuss a case? Please contact the Company and Insolvency section.