In our litigation practice we often see that Dutch law presents surprises to parties that concluded a commercial contract. This can relate to pre-contractual liability, interpretation, the validity of certain clauses and termination. Daan Beenders and Johan Valk wrote an article about this. They discuss a number of surprises and explain how the parties can prevent or mitigate these surprises and the associated risks as much as possible. The article was published in a Dutch law journal (Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht). Click here to read the online article (in Dutch) and here for an English translation in PDF.