Ms Barbara Mutsaers > AKD > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 59280

Work Department

Litigation / Commercial contracting / Agri & Food / Healthcare & Life sciences




Barbara Mutsaers is a lawyer at AKD. She specialises in commercial contracting and litigation, pharmaceutical law, food law, cosmetics law and medical devices law. She advises and litigates in the fields of (international) commercial contracting/contract law and (product) liability.

She provides companies with legal assistance in connection with complex issues such as drafting complicated commercial contracts, liability issues, the interpretation and application of sector-specific legislation, recalls and discussions with supervisory bodies such as the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) or the Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ). She also advises when conflicts arise regarding the conclusion, execution and termination of commercial agreements.

Her clients are national and international companies. They appreciate her involvement and drive.

She is member of the editorial board of the magazine ‘Waar & Wet’ (Commodities and Law) and various associations. She also teaches and publishes regularly on subjects within her specialist field.

Barbara regularly gives training courses such as the course entitled ‘Legal aspects of Export’. She also publishes regularly in the magazine F-Facts on contract law and writes for VMT (the journal and website for professionals in the food industry). She is also a member of the Dutch Food Law Association (NVLR) and the Dutch Pharmacy and Law Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

AKD’s healthcare and life sciences group offers clients broad expertise in corporate and litigious matters. The firm is experienced in representing clients in proceedings, including those brought by government authorities, and also in advising clients on regulatory issues, compliance and competition matters. Klaas Meersma  is recommended for mergers and demergers and strategic alliances, and often acts for health care institutions. Joris Rijken handles health care procurement, contracting and regulatory matters, while associate Barbara Mutsaers deals with commercial issues.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Food

(Leading individuals)

Barbara MutsaersAKD

AKD is known for expertise in food sector legislation and regulation related to registrations, food safety requirements, recall, labelling requirements, claims, liability and contracts with suppliers. The firm handles a range of commercial contract, IP and administrative law matters in the area, while also providing experience in EU, procurement and competition law issues. Practice head Barbara Mutsaers advises and litigates on food law matters with strengths in commercial contracting and contract law, research and development, material transfer, manufacturing and supply agreements, and product liability. Another key name in the team is Erik Dans, who specialises in administrative food law, notably administrative law enforcement.