My name is Valerie Kruijtzer. In the ten years that I have been practising as a lawyer, I have specialised in (national and international) commercial contract law and IT law. In my daily practice, I am mainly involved in drafting a wide range of commercial and IT contracts, advise clients on contract law issues, and frequently litigate in cases where (contractual) liability plays a key role. My focus in this respect is on medium-sized and large SMEs.
Examples of the type of contract I draw up and litigate on are:
– distribution, agency and franchise agreements;
– supply, purchase and sale agreements;
– general terms and conditions;
– contracts of assignment (provision of services, development of customised software);
– co-operation agreements;
– IT implementation agreements;
– SaaS, PaaS and IaaS agreements;
– licence agreements;
– SLAs (service level agreements);
– confidentiality agreements and
– settlement agreements.
Clients often tell me that they are very pleased with my advice and carefully drafted contracts. My motto is: prevention is better than cure. A well-conceived contract can often prevent lengthy and costly proceedings. If litigation or arbitration is unavoidable, I do everything in my power to achieve the best possible result.
I attended the Grotius Academy and took courses in national and international contracts and computer law.
Register of areas of law
Valerie registered the following specialisations in the register of areas of law of the Dutch Bar Association:
Principal area of law: Information law and contract law
Sub-area of law: IT law, agency and distribution
Registration requires Valerie to obtain 10 CPE credits in each registered area of law in every calendar year in accordance with the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.