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Welcome to Kernkamp’s Netherlands Civil Court Case Summaries.

These summaries are offered to you by Minerva Advocaten, a Netherlands law firm with a commercial practice with offices in Rotterdam. The firm deals with cases with international aspects.

Research of case law forms part of the daily routine at Minerva and we use this blog to publish cases of interest to us, knowing that legal professionals abroad can be inspired by solutions reached in The Netherlands and vice versa. We hope that our collection of summaries will be beneficial for students, for legal practitioners in the bar, the bench and the academia, as well as corporate practitioners – such as directors and legal counsels.

Please feel free to contact us by phone or by e-mail. We frequently receive enthousiastic reactions from all over the world. We encourage you to ontact us to discuss the contents of the summaries or to pose additional questions. All summaries lie within our fields of expertise and we welcome your input, especially where you can point out that Courts abroad have ruled otherwise on similar topics.

The website strives to be a useful source of information for the international legal community. The brief summaries of recently decided court cases published at this site are for general information purposes only. The actual decisions of the Dutch courts in the original Dutch language can be consulted at

Do not rely on these summaries for either accuracy or completeness. The information provided at this site does not constitute professional advice (legal or otherwise) nor should it be used as such. We cannot accept responsibility for actions based on the material contained herein.

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