Workbench: Contract Law for Dummies

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As your impact startup begins to grow, you should have a clear grasp of your enterprise’s legal matters, especially when it comes to signing contracts with new partners.

Cyril Christiaans, Legal Director at law firm DLA Piper Nederland, will cover key issues in contract law that are particularly relevant to entrepreneurs who want to make a positive impact. These issues include contractual liability in services and sales contracts, limiting liability in such contracts, and best practice for business partnership and co-founder agreements.

With more than 20 years of experience in international commercial contract law, Cyril has collaborated with countless financial institutions and multinationals, often on complex projects involving multi-jurisdictional work.


Our Workbench series of workshops, which takes place every first Thursday of the month, is for impact entrepreneurs who want to take their start-up to the next level.

Each Workbench tackles one of six regularly rotating topics: legal advice, marketing & sales, finance & funding, organisational culture & structure, sustainable operations, and impact measurement.

If you’re getting your start-up ready for takeoff, sign up for our basic-level workbenches. And if you’re already working hard on scaling your venture, join our advanced-level sessions.

Each basic- or advanced-level Workbench consists of a mini masterclass, while the advanced editions also include individual sparring sessions with experts.

For an overview of all upcoming Impact Hub Amsterdam events, including Workbenches, go to