My interim services/ assignments:

Legal counsel – interim Prezero

As of April 2022 I advise Prezero Netherlands on all matters regarding waste management, recycling contracts. Most of them are in English.

Assignment ends per September 1 2022


Legal manager Honeywell Building Solutions and Honeywell Inc. (Honeywell Process solutions

October 2013 – June 2022 : as member of the management team I advised 3 days a week the management, sales, procurement and technical departments in the Netherlands on general legal issues, contracting for outcome based services, major installation activities, European tenders and especially setting up consortia following joint bidding agreements with respect to complex multimillion European offers and follow up on contract award. Contracting with Shell, Bam, Ballast Nedam, Schiphol, Dutch State etc.


Legal Advisor R & D contracts Nutreco Nederland BV (Trouw Nutrition)

As of October 2020 about 4 days per month. All types of R&D contracts.

No end date defined.


Legal Advisor ElaadNL and the Open Charge Alliance

As of April 2020 about 3 days per month. All types of R&D contracts, collaboration agreements, licenses, general legal advice.

No end date defined.


Legal advisor T-Mobile Netherlands - ad interim

May 2018 – September 2018 up to 4 days a week; emphasis on GDPR implementation and processes. Next to that commercial agreements.


Senior Legal counsel Philips Lighting B.V. (today ‘Signify’) - ad interim

  1. November 2015 – May 31 2016

Contracting for the Philips sales in the Netherlands

  1. October 2016 – March 2017

Contracting for the international procurement /purchase department (both direct and indirect)

  1. May – December 2017

Advising on international multimillion-euro procurement tender (Facility Management agent agreement”) for Philips Real Estate department including drafting of the tender documents, drafting managing agent agreement, hard- and soft services (including IT) agreements + negotiation rounds.


Legal advisor Belron NV (including Carglass B.V.) - ad interim

September 2017 – February 2018 up to 4 days a week; emphasis on franchise- and rental agreements plus IT contracting and GDPR implementation.


Legal advisor Centralpoint B.V. - ad interim

As of September 2021 again 1 – 2 days a week; emphasis on IT purchase, sale and distribution agreements.


Commercial counsel IP and commercial contracting

I advise on project base small and mid-sized enterprises / start-ups on the protection of their intellectual property rights, IT and GDPR support. Supporting Joint development / R&D in the chemical and technological environment are here my key assets plus distribution and agency agreements. Customers like Novar Nederland B.V., Habasit Netherlands B.V., Allplast B.V. , PRE – Electronics B.V., Hezelburcht B.V., Dutch Diagnostics B.V., Elitech BV, MolGen B.V., Pentacon Engineering B.V., Orikami B.V. , Indutrade Benelux B.V., Molgen B.V.,  Pepscan Presto B.V.

Close cooperation with IZI Patents B.V.


as such very instrumental in setting up the legal function. Mr. Ruhaak is a thorough, well- organized and practical lawyer with a well-developed sense for the business.

CSM N.v.