Commercial contracts & Litigation

Commercial contracts and litigation at Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh comprises a team of specialists in the field of international contract law. We act on behalf of medium to large, international companies throughout the duration of a commercial contract. This covers negotiation and contract drafting to completion or termination. In addition to our advisory service, we have extensive experience in litigating in contractual disputes, both before the government court and in arbitration proceedings. Our lawyers have thorough knowledge of civil procedure law and will guide you through every step.

Recent matters

Acting for one of our clients as claimant in arbitration proceedings before a NAI Tribunal, in respect of various claims under a shareholders agreement, amongst others founded on change of control clauses and non-compete arrangements.

Assisted the Austrian counsel of our client in arbitration proceedings before a VIAC Tribunal in Vienna, in respect of the acceleration of commercial loans.

Acting for the owner in the acquisition of a private yacht.

Acted for a Dutch premier league soccer club in relation to (arbitration about) a transfer payment.

Acted for the litigation funding party of a collective action in the automotive industry.

Assisted Parcel International, a Dutch provider of forwarding and logistic services, in negotiating and setting up various joint ventures with international postal and air traffic organisations. 

Acting for Rabobank in a commercial dispute in the retail/sports sector after successfully defending the bank in first instance and appeal proceedings on complex international private law aspects regarding jurisdiction and the scope of a plegdee’s enforcement powers in an international context.

Represented one of Europe’s largest forwarding companies in trademark infringement proceedings regarding the extent of liability of intermediaries in international trade. The matter is pending before the Dutch national EU trademark court in The Hague and concerns legal questions that are at the crux of free movement of goods and the scope of trademark rights owners’ protection. 

Represented a wholesaler in the international trade of pharmaceutical products in summary proceedings whereby access to certain documents was claimed following an ex parte seizure at the premises of the defendant. The appeal proceedings are pending.

Acted as defence counsel for Orifarm A/S in summary proceedings concerning the alleged infringement of Allergan, INC’s second medical use claims for its Botox patent. The claims were refuted and Allergan did not appeal the decision.

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