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Boontje Advocaten & Mediators

Employment

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What the team is known for

Boontje Advocaten & Mediators is a well-regarded employment law practice that advises state entities, as well as private sector clients from diverse industries. The law firm has notable recent experience advising on matters arising as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, including questions concerning compulsory testing and vaccination of employees. The team represents clients in disputes over collective and individual dismissals. Team members act on issues of employee privacy and employee incapacity. Boontje advises clients on co-determination agreements as part of corporate transactions.

Strengths

A client highlights that "the lawyers are willing to accommodate clients' needs and are very responsive."

Another client reports: "No matter how complex my question is, the lawyers are responsive on everything."

Work highlights

Assisted Signify with the employment law aspects of a substantial restructuring process as well as with any questions that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notable practitioners

Paul Witteveen is "world class," enthuses one client. He has a longstanding history advising clients on restructurings and co-determination issues.

Pauline Sick is praised for being "a very smart and quick thinker" who is "always able to add something valuable." She acts for clients on complex restructurings, collective labour agreement negotiations and executive appointments.

Yvette Dissel is described by clients as "flexible, with great business sense," as well as being a "true partner in solving complicated and urgent issues." She advises clients on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and on large-scale redundancies.

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Overview

Boontje Advocaten & Mediators is a boutique law firm that focuses exclusively on employment law and has been established 20 years ago. Currently employing 21 lawyers, the firm is the biggest firm specialising in employment law in the Netherlands with many lawyers possessing over ten years’ experience in employment law. The choice for highly experienced  professionals was consciously made, based on the experience that clients look for a sparring partner, who is able to share thoughts at the required level and can offer fitting impromptu solutions at any time.

Thanks to the seniority of its lawyers, Boontje Advocaten & Mediators is able to apply what is called the ‘Employment law Plus Formula.’ This formula means that each lawyer, in addition to his or her general knowledge of employment law, focuses on one or more specific areas, such as collective bargaining conditions, co-determination, working conditions, flexible labour, occupationally disabled employees, managing directors and special clauses in employment contracts. As a result, the firm has specific and readily available knowledge in house at any given time and can counsel its clients on employment law matters not only in a broad sense but offer them in-depth advice as well.

Members

Boontje, Paul

de groot, Jolanda

de Kubber, Hilde

Dissel, Yvette

Hes, Wouter

Kersten, Ilse

Kruit, Pascal

Markestein-Burgers, Esther

Meijers, Lucine

Meyer-de Swaan, Carola

Molemans, Edith

Schouten, Björn

Sick, Pauline

Spoelder, Stéphanie

van der Meer, Suzan

van der Velden-Rijnsburger, Margriet

van Moerkerk, Dianne

Vesters, Danny

Witteveen, Paul

Zalait, Lilach

Clients

Aalberts Industries

Atradius

Baker Tilly

Bunzl

Carlson Wagonlit

Connexxion

DPA

Ecco

Elsevier

European Medicines Agency

Getronics

HCL

Iqvia

NTT Netherlands

Otravo

QNH Consulting

Royal Auping

Royal Coster Diamonds

Signify

Sports Unlimited Retail

Stichting Het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest

Travelex

VMware

Woodward

Yakult

Industries

Banks

Charities/Not for profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Education

Financial Services

Hardware & Electronics

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Media

NGO's

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private clients/Individuals

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Employment

Boontje Advocaten & Mediators

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Location

De Boelelaan 28

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1083 HJ

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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


Paul Witteveen
Senior Statespeople
Pauline Sick
Band 4
Yvette Dissel
Band 5