Betalen! Vorderingen incasseren binnen de EU

Joost Maassen over het incasseren van vorderingen binnen de EU in het Evofenedex magazine voor Internationaal ondernemen Globe – maart 2019. Zakendoen over de grens betekent helaas ook soms dat een klant niet wil betalen. Hoe kan een ondernemer toch aan zijn geld komen als de schuldenaar en zijn vermogen zich in een ander EU-land bevinden?

Cross-border agreements: The limitation of actions trap (verjaring) under English law

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Dutch parties to a cross-border contract under English law are often not aware of the particular rules on limitation of actions (verjaring). They think from a Dutch law perspective and serve the other party with a written demand for performance (een schriftelijke aanmaning) or a written notice reserving the right of performance (een schriftelijke mededeling waarin het recht op nakoming wordt voorbehouden) to avoid a claim for performance being time-barred. Unfortunately, these methods are not recognised under English law. A … Lees Meer

Terms in English contracts explained: Time is of the essence

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  English contracts often contain a clause stating that delivery, payment or performance of a particular provision is “of the essence”. Dutch parties should not underestimate its effect when negotiating an agreement under English law.  A “time of the essence” clause creates a hard deadline meaning that any deviation from the contractual time limit for performance will lead to a repudiatory breach. A repudiatory breach is a breach so fundamental that it is a ground not only for damages, but … Lees Meer

Do not put your faith in “Good Faith”

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Good faith – codified under Dutch law as “reasonableness and fairness” (redelijkheid en billijkheid) – has become an integral part of Dutch commercial transactions and agreements. It applies as a general overriding principle to all types of legal relationships. Consequently, under Dutch law good faith governs how a contract is formed (negotiations), interpreted and performed. The principle is based on an obligation to act reasonably towards the other party to the transaction. As the parties must act in good faith … Lees Meer