Legal Matters

At some point in collaborations formal arrangements – in whatever form – will become relevant. Please involve IXA at the earliest stage possible to assist you with this. The IXA legal counsels have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts. Do you have a request from industry regarding the use of your research results? At IXA we are committed to negotiating a fair deal.


In many cases, the COVID-19 crisis has an impact on current research contracts with cooperation partners and grant providers. For more information about force majeure due to COVID-19 please look at this page.

Get advise

Please do not hesitate to contact our legal department if you need advice in matters such as:

  1. Research Collaboration and Contract Research
    E.g., draft agreements on matching funds, intellectual property, and exploitation rights.
  2. Consortium Agreements
    Set the rules between consortium partners receiving European and Dutch grants.
  3. Material Transfer Agreements
    Agree on the use of ‘materials’ such as cell lines, anti-bodies, model systems (plants/animals), databases or other substances (for researchers of the VU and Amsterdam UMC – location VU).
  4. Confidentiality Agreements
    To enable open discussions while protecting the rights of each partner. Also referred to as non-disclosure agreements (NDA) or confidential disclosure agreements (CDA).
  5. License Agreements and Joint Ownership Agreements
    Cover the rights to third parties or spin-off companies to use certain know-how or intellectual property rights.
  6. Contracts related to spin-off companies
    From a declaration of intent to shareholders agreements.
  7. Contracts with IP clauses
  8. Consultancy agreements
  9. Patents and other intellectual property