Dutch manufacturing industry is packed full of high-value knowhow regarding the automotive, engineering, and high tech sectors. We know from experience that there is often a lot at stake in the contracts that are concluded.
This is also true in retail, but in a different way. In retail, there are often legal questions about franchising and (selective or exclusive) distribution agreements. Moreover, there is growing tension between traditional retail models (“old bricks”) and the growth of Internet channels (“clicks”). New (EU) consumer legislation offers consumers far-reaching protection when purchasing over the phone or from a webshop.