Practice and cooperation

Entrepreneurship, both within and outside the healthcare sector, is increasingly characterised by working in legal partnerships. There are various types of legal partnerships such as the general partnership (vof), the professional partnership (maatschap), the cooperative, the foundation, and the limited partnership.

As an entrepreneur or medical professional, you prefer to focus on the substantive aspects of your profession. Nevertheless, increasingly higher standards are set for entrepreneurship within partnerships.

The complex regulations and administrative burdens associated with these partnerships often lead to challenging decisions for entrepreneurs and medical professionals.

ScheerSanders Advocaten gives advice to entrepreneurs on issues related to these partnerships and on what is involved in operating a practice.


Our specialist lawyers can assist you in the event of:

  • conflicts within legal partnerships
  • formation and termination of partnerships such as professional partnerships, general partnerships and limited partnerships
  • interdisciplinary partnerships such as cooperatives, Community Health Centres, and health centres
  • reviewing and drafting franchise contracts
  • chain cooperation, coordination and distribution (in healthcare)
  • issues relating to the lease of consultation rooms or centres

Lawyers specialising in health law and business law

Meet our team: Anne Vokurka-VirulyArjen Douma, Frederike Werts and Liza Stellingwerf. How may they assist you?

If you are an entrepreneur or healthcare professional within a partnership, you may be confronted with conflicts with partners. These conflicts may involve differences of opinion about the direction of the business, a discussion on the interpretation of arrangements made, or other issues involved in operating a practice. The specialists at ScheerSanders Advocaten assist you in seeking resolutions to these conflicts while keeping in mind the interests of your business or practice in the broadest sense.

Formation and termination of partnerships

If you are an entrepreneur who wishes to cooperate with another business or professional, it is important to properly record the legal aspects of the cooperation. The specialists at ScheerSanders Advocaten give you advice on setting up a suitable partnership, and can assist you in terminating partnerships if needed.

Interdisciplinary partnerships

Additional rules may apply to cooperation with partners outside your area of expertise. The government sets increasingly higher standards for entrepreneurs in various areas of expertise in terms of operating a practice. The experts at ScheerSanders Advocaten assist you in the maze of regulations in terms of interdisciplinary partnerships and give advice on their implementation.

Reviewing and drafting franchise contracts

Franchise agreements are a popular legal cooperation model for entrepreneurs. ScheerSanders Advocaten specialists assist you in reviewing these agreements and can also draft franchise agreements for you.

Chain cooperation and distribution (in healthcare)

Cooperation with chain partners and setting up distribution processes involve specific legal challenges. These are challenges relating to the division of responsibilities, ensuring business processes, and avoiding unnecessary bureaucracy. Are you operating within a chain or dealing with a complex distribution process? ScheerSanders Advocaten assist you in structuring these processes and in dealing with any disputes that may arise.

Leasing issues for consultation rooms or centres

Does your business lease consultation rooms or spaces in a centre where other businesses operate as well? The specialists at ScheerSanders Advocaten assist with leasing matters and contribute ideas towards the structuring of leases with other businesses.

Membership of specialist associations: Association for Health Law (VGR).

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