We make complexity simple

Who are we?

C-Legal is a boutique law firm specialized in (international) commercial contract law.

We believe in commitment, focus and direct contacts with our clients. Therefore, we the partners are available and fully dedicated to your project. Together, we shall get to the core of the matter and focus on achieving the set targets. We do this by combining our expertise, years of experience and professionalism with a personal, project-based and efficient approach.

National and international companies, in the sectors e-health & pharma, electronics, IT, logistics, media, retail and telecom are amongst our clients.

Fields of law

What we do

C-Legal assists companies with most issues relating to commercial contract law. We develop (EU-wide) distribution systems and standard documentation, review and negotiate agreements, provide legal guidance in tendering procedures and assist at contract terminations. Preferably through negotiations, but, if necessary, also in court.

Practice Areas

General Contract Law
Commercial Contract Law
Consumer Law
Distribution and Agency Law
Liability Law
IT, Privacy and Telecommunications Law
Public Procurement Law
Private International Law

The Team

Marco Wallart - Advocaat / Partner

Marco Wallart
attorney at law / partner

Analytical, deliberative, reader, pragmatist.

Marco practices general contract law in the broadest sense, with a specific focus on negotiating and terminating cooperation agreements and international contract law. He assisted many large companies in restructuring their supply chains. He always tries to find the legal loophole.

Marco is one of the founders of C-Legal. He previously worked at Baker & McKenzie where he headed the Commercial, Regulatory and Trade department for a decade. He is co-founder of Baker&McKenzie’s European Trade & Commercial Practice Group and was a board member of Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam from 2007-2010. He teaches contract law for Grotius, Kluwer, Law@Work, the Law Firm School and many other institutions. He has written various articles on (international) contract law and is editor of the legal journal Overeenkomst in de Rechtspraktijk (Agreement in the Legal Practice).

M +31(0)655394462
T +31(0)207070523

Eva Beekman Advocaat / Partner C-Legal

Eva Beekman
attorney at law / partner

To-the-point, critical eye, involved and determined.

Eva is specialized in commercial contract law (with a specific focus on distribution and agency agreements) and consumer law (including e-commerce). She assisted many companies in designing and implementing distribution systems and terminating continuing performance agreements. Amongst others she assisted various international fashion brands in restructuring their sales channels. Her advice and contracts are clear and to the point.

In 2002 Eva started her career as an attorney with the Commercial, Regulatory & Trade practice group at Baker & McKenzie in Amsterdam. She co-founded C-Legal in 2012. Eva is also co-founder and board member of the Dutch Association for Distribution, Franchise and Agency law. She regularly publishes on contract law matters and is a contributor to the journal “Rechtspraak Contractenrecht” (“Contract law Jurisprudence”).

M +31(0)652403493
T +31(0)207070524

Serge Gijrath - Advocaat / Partner C-Legal

Serge Gijrath
attorney at law / partner

Passionate expert, technology & innovation, scriptwriter, persistent.

Serge is passionate about the TMT industry and has over 20 years of experience in IT- & telecommunications law. Previously, Serge practiced at Baker & McKenzie (where he headed the European IT practice) and at Stibbe. He has extensive experience with drafting and negotiating sourcing and transition contracts, SLAs, BPO, infrastructure and all IT agreements from implementation to SaaS; managing international IT projects. He is an expert on industry specific regulations, including software, cloud, privacy, information security, frequencies, interconnection, network infrastructure. Litigates in IT-, media- and telecommunication disputes (both in civil and administrative court).

He is a Telecommunications Law professor at the University of Leiden and Computer Law/Institute lecturer at the VU University. He received a Ph.D. on “Interconnection Regulation and Contract Law” from the Tilburg University. Various publications on IT- en telecommunication law. He is an arbitrator at the Foundation for the Settlement of Automation Disputes (SGOA) and teaches e-commerce, IT contracts, cloud, IT security and telecommunication law for, amongst others, Kluwer and Law@Work.

M +31(0)624824374
T +31(0)207070525

How we work

International

Because we have many years of experience at international law firms, we are well equipped to assist in cross-border issues. We know which issues we can handle ourselves here in the Netherlands and when it is time to consult a local law firm. This approach allows you to manage external risks wisely and save costs at the same time.

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We regularly assist foreign companies that require legal advice on commercial contract issues in the Netherlands. We can quickly point out the specific issues of Dutch law that are important and we can modify your standard agreements in accordance with Dutch law.

For Law Firms

C-Legal also supports other law firms. By providing second-opinions or advising on topics that are outside the core competence of your law firm. That way you can obtain specialized advice on commercial contract law related matters without the need to have this expertise yourselves.

How we work

We would like you to tell us what is important for your business and which (commercial) goals should be achieved. We work on a fixed fee basis, wherever possible. This approach will help you manage your budget and it helps us to get our fees paid. We always aim at offering you a solution tailored to fit your company.

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Whereas some problems appear to be straight forward, the solutions rarely are. We have developed templates that enable us to quickly and efficiently draft a contract or advice that fits your goals and your business.

The small print

General

C-Legal consists of lawyers and advisors. The lawyers are registered with:

De Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten
Neuhuyskade 94
2596 XM Den Haag

tel. 070 – 335 35 35
(info@advocatenorde.nl).

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If C-Legal can work for your company, we will confirm the assignment via e-mail. This will set out what you can expect from C-Legal. For any subsequent assignment we will send you a short (e-mail) confirmation of the assignment, which will be subject to the same terms and conditions, unless we have agreed otherwise. That way, we can keep the paperwork to a minimum.

If we have not agreed on a fixed fee or any other fee arrangement, we invoice our time spent in accordance with our applicable hourly rates.

Our terms and conditions

All our services are subject to our general terms and conditions which contain a limitation of liability, as well as a choice for Dutch law and award jurisdiction to the competent court in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

We are happy to negotiate, except when it comes to our general terms and conditions. You can read, download and print our general terms and conditions here.

We process personal data in accordance with our privacy statement, which you can read, download and print here.

Professional Liability

C-Legal has a professional liability insurance with CNA Insurance Company Ltd. (Strawinskylaan 703, 1077XX Amsterdam), which has global coverage (subject to our general terms and conditions) up to euro 5,000,000 per claim and euro 10,000,000 per insurance year (subject to a deductible of euro 2,500 per claim).

News

Lectures

10-05-16   Marco Wallart
Lecture on boilerplates for a law firm in Amsterdam

12-04-16   Marco Wallart
Lecture on commercial agreements in practice, Grotius National and International contracting

08-04-16   Marco Wallart
Lecture on the conclusion of contracts for the Law Firm School.

View all our lectures in our archive

In the media

Eva Beekman in Radar over onderzoekskosten bij reparaties

Eva Beekman on Radar TV about oneerlijke handelspraktijken.

Eva Beekman on Radar TV about disclaimer in general terms and conditions

Serge Gijrath on Radar TV about general terms and conditions of a new telecom provider

View all our broadcasts

Publications

2016   Eva Beekman
‘Update jurisprudentie distributieovereenkomsten’, ORP 2016, afl. 6.

2016   Marco Wallart
Drafting tips and skills: supplementing to avoid the supplementary effect, ORP 2016, nr. 3

2016   Eva Beekman
‘Can an agent be entitled to damages in addition to a goodwill compensation?’, RCR 2016/3

View all our publications

We are based in Amsterdam

C-Legal B.V.

Herengracht 104
1015 BS Amsterdam

T +31 (0) 20 70 70 522
E info@c-legal.nl

Postal address

Postbus 14907
1001 LK Amsterdam

Trade register registration number

(Chamber of Commerce)
54071518

VAT number

NL851145991B01

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