Country Expert for Netherlands
Co-founder and Chairman of the Dutch Association for Distribution, Franchise and Agency Law (Vereniging DFA), 2010-present; Member of the Committee Alternative Franchise Code of the Dutch Association for Distribution, Franchise and Agency Law, 2015; Member of the Legal Committee of the Dutch Franchise Association (Nederlandse Franchise Vereniging, NFV), 2011-2013; Member of the Dutch Franchise Association (Nederlandse Franchise Vereniging, NFV), 2007-2013.
Year of birth
Master in Law, University of Amsterdam (1998) Exchange program at NYU Law School (1998) Post-graduate specialisation programme in Information Law at the Grotius Academy (2004).
Current professional position
Partner at Parker Advocaten, Amsterdam.
Before setting up Parker Advocaten, Tessa worked for more than 11 years at the global law firm Allen & Overy LLP.
Tessa has over 20 years’ experience advising on commercial contracts, with a focus on distribution, agency and franchising matters. She advises on setting up distribution systems, negotiating (master) franchise and distribution agreements, drafting of agreements, contract terminations, disputes and related litigation. She also advises and litigates regularly on licensing, collaboration, service and delivery agreements as well as in the areas of outsourcing, ICT and e-commerce. Her sector-specific knowledge enables her to provide high-quality legal services and to respond quickly to critical questions. Tessa has experience advising and working together with local lawyers in many jurisdictions, including Europe, USA, Canada, Middle East, Far East and Africa. Who’s Who Legal Franchise awarded Tessa for the 3rd year in a row as “Leading Individual” in the Netherlands. Also see: https://parkeradvocaten.nl/en/we-are-parker/tessa-de-monnink/
Dutch and English