Andrea van den Heuvel


Fields of practice
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Franchise
  • Agency

Andrea has registered the following principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Contract law.

Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calender year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Andrea joined LXA in 2020 and is part of the Commercial Contracts team.

Andrea is a specialist in the field of commercial contracts with a focus on franchise, sale and purchase agreements, service agreements and various other forms of partnerships. Andrea assists companies at every stage of their commercial relationship: drafting, negotiating, assessing and terminating agreements, as well as advising and litigating in commercial disputes.

Andrea has been an attorney since 2009 and started her career at a renowned law firm in Utrecht. She has also has experience as in-house legal counsel.

In 2016 Andrea passed the course 'National and International Contracting' with honours.

- Member of the Association for Distribution-, Franchise- and Agency Law (DFA)
- Member of the legal committee of the Dutch Franchise Association (NFV)

Andrea's recent activities

- Drafting various franchise agreements, including for a multi-sport formula.
- Adjusting and negotiating the amendment of many franchise agreements in connection with the introduction of the Franchise Act. Various formulas, such as a cheese store, childcare, financial services, veterinarian, (take away) restaurant, car rental and cosmetics.
- Reviewing and drafting master franchise agreements for two formulas in the food and beverages industry.
- Drafting terms of use (terms of delivery) for a location determination tool.
- Conducting proceedings in the subdistrict court regarding various compensation after the end of an agency agreement.
- Drafting various agency agreements, including for a wood flooring manufacturer, a shoe distributor and a solar lighting manufacturer.
- Drafting an international (framework) agreement for the production and purchase of yachts.
- Drafting various (national and international) distribution agreements, including with a Chinese distributor regarding an insect repellent product and with a Dutch wholesaler regarding sunscreen.
- Settlement of a dispute between a seller of used vehicles and a importer.
- Various opinions on the possibilities for termination of continuing agreements.


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