Brancheteam Franchise & Retail

Globally operating franchise chains and Dutch formulas

Under the leadership of Tim van der Maas, Valegis Advocaten has been at home in franchise for many years. The firm assists global franchise chains as well as local Dutch formulas.

Franchise is a special form of cooperation that is regularly in the news because there are constant developments in the legal field. New franchise legislation will soon be applicable. We are all over it because it will have a major impact on all parties involved. Valegis Advocaten has contact with market parties, politicians and other stakeholders and is actively involved in lobbying.

We regularly organise meetings such as the International Retail & Franchise (IRF) congress. We let market parties, but also leading politicians, speak about the future in retail and franchise.

Legal affairs

Not just the franchise agreement

The firm assists global franchise chains as well as local Dutch formulas. All common legal matters are handled for these parties, meaning we not only  draft the franchise agreement but also take care of:

  • Setting up the appropriate legal and tax structure;
  • Acquisitions and sales of formulas and branches;
  • Purchase contracts and general terms and conditions;
  • Disputes between franchisor and franchisee;
  • Internationalisation of formulas;
  • Master franchise agreements;
  • Non Disclosure Agreements;
  • Letters of Intent;
  • Refranchising processes and remodelling obligations;
  • (sub)lease, purchase and development agreements;
  • Permits;
  • All employment law services;
  • Franchise councils and participation bodies;
  • Intellectual property law, including trademark law.

Contact person for this sectorteam

The team advises on issues such as privacy, employment law, employee participation, real estate and governance.

Tim van der Maas

Partner / Lawyer

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Interested in what our team can do for you?

Valegis Advocaten based in The Hague & Amsterdam

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The Hague Office

World Trade Center
Tower C, 11th floor
Pr. Beatrixlaan 582
2595 BM The Hague

T +31 (0)70 319 60 40

Amsterdam Office

NEWDAY
Apollolaan 151
1077 AR Amsterdam

T +31 (0)20 723 36 33