Lawyer in the Netherlands

Attorney, Consultant, and Public Speaker in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Hello, my name is Jan Willem de Groot, and I am an attorney in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, specialized in Dutch law.

I have been a practitioner of Dutch contract law for 35 years. My practice as a lawyer in the Netherlands particularly focused on Dutch - and international commercial contracting and liability issues, including giving strategic advice and conducting litigation (before practically all the Dutch courts) and arbitration.
During these 35 years I have handled a wide range of civil (commercial) disputes, particularly with an international dimension, and I have also acted as arbitrator and mediator.

Now I head the Dutch Law Institute, an NGO publishing an online English guide on Dutch law, particularly Dutch contract law, Dutch employment law, Dutch business law and litigation in the Netherlands.

A few of these articles on Dutch law are the following:

Precontractual liability in the Netherlands

Acceptance under Dutch contract law

Battle of forms under Dutch law

Nullity and annulment of a contract

Contract error under Dutch law

Joint liability

Surety under Dutch law

Reasonableness and fairness

General terms under Dutch law

Penalty clauses under Dutch law

Assignment of a claim in the Netherlands

Actio Pauliana under Dutch law

Contract interpretation under Dutch contract law

Breach under Dutch contract law

Force majeure

Termination for breach under Dutch law

Claiming damages under Dutch law

Exemption clauses

Limitation of actions under Dutch law

Corona and contracts in the Netherlands

I am a fan of technology, entrepreneurship, and web development. I’m also interested in sports and reading.

You can read about Dutch law with a click on the button above.