FIDIC contracts are widely used in the international Real Estate Projects industry. Much like their national Dutch counterpart, the UAV/UAV-GC contracts, FIDIC contracts consist of General Conditions and Special Conditions

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In life (as in business), as Heraclitus said, “the only constant is change.” In today’s fast-paced economy, this axiom should be kept in mind during contract negotiations, especially in a

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World-famous DJ Martijn Garritsen (known to the wider public as Martin Garrix) has been at odds with Spinnin’ Records since 2015, when he announced he would be leaving the label.
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Als gevolg van de coronacrisis moeten veel bedrijven noodgedwongen hun deuren (letterlijk of figuurlijk) sluiten. Daarmee neemt ook de vraag naar producten en diensten af of komt juist de aanvoer in het gedrang. Veel bedrijven zien zich geconfronteerd met commerciële contracten waarvan zij de verplichtingen tot afname of levering niet meer kunnen of willen nakomen, of waarbij nakoming door gestegen kosten of gebrek aan afnemers onredelijke negatieve gevolgen zou hebben. De wet kent een regeling die in dergelijke gevallen uitkomst kan bieden: de onvoorziene omstandigheden.
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Legal scholars have been debating the method by which contractual provisions should be interpreted in the Netherlands since 1981, when the Dutch Supreme Court rendered its landmark Haviltex decision on
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Parties who do cross-border business often declare English law applicable in commercial contracts, accompanied by a jurisdiction clause making the English courts (exclusively) competent to hear claims arising out of
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