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BarentsKrans

Employment

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What the team is known for

BarentsKrans offers a strong employment law team noted for its expertise in Supreme Court litigation, primarily representing employers in disputes regarding dismissals, discrimination and transfers of undertakings. The law firm has experience in standout cases relating to the employment law protection of workers from different EU states posted to the Netherlands. The team has recent experience advising on employment matters arising as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Team members also handle equal treatment disputes and collective bargaining agreement mandates. Clients include significant players in the transport industry.

Strengths

One respondent praises the firm for being "very dynamic and responsive," as well as highlighting the team's "deep knowledge of the law."

"The partners are always approachable and very reactive," says another, who adds that "they are very good negotiators."

Work highlights

Assisted ABN AMRO with several cases relating to redundancy payments and age discrimination.

Notable practitioners

Clients say that they appreciate Laurens de Graaf for being "creative and results-oriented." He represents clients in litigious mandates relating to mass redundancies, trade union disputes and equal treatment.

Clients describe Max Keulaerds as "a great lawyer with thorough knowledge and experience." He acts for clients including financial institutions and companies from the gig economy, as well as for private individuals, on contentious mandates relating to executive dismissals and employee status.

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Overview

The employment team is well known and highly appreciated by clients and peers. For over 25 years, the team has consistently operated in the top of the Dutch employment law market. The team specialises in highly contentious, litigated employment matters, particularly at the Appeals and Supreme Court levels and is known for its highly regarded restructuring practice. Clients include e.g. ABN AMRO Bank, Canon and Deliveroo.

Members

Keulaerds, Max (Head of Department)

Bosma, Caspar

Castenmiller-van Hoorn, Ireen

de Graaf, Laurens

de Hek, Bart

Dekker, Frank

Mulder, Hans

't Mannetje, Leon

van Gent, Caroline

Employment

BarentsKrans

firm
Location

Lange Voorhout 3

The Hague

South Holland

Netherlands

2514 EA

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Employment


Laurens de Graaf
Band 4
Max Keulaerds
Band 2