Clifford Chance LLP

Employment Department

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What the team is known for Has a strong track record in cross-border M&A matters. Advises a number of financial institutions on executive remuneration policies and high-level terminations. Advises on collective redundancies and the relocation of employees as part of international restructuring processes. Has further notable experience in pensions planning and litigation. Clients are drawn from sectors including technology, telecoms and oil and gas.

Strengths Clients say that the team provides "good insight into complex processes" and is "hands-on, practical and results-driven."

Clients appreciate Clifford Chance's ability to offer integrated employment and tax support, describing the team as "flexible, quick and thorough."

Work highlights Advised on strategic employment matters relating to its use of platform workers.

Notable practitioners

Floris Van de Bult regularly acts for clients in the financial services and insurance sectors on boardroom employment matters and compliance with remuneration restrictions. "He is hands-on and practical,"states one client, while another reports: "He is capable of explaining difficult regulations in an understandable and constructive way." Van de Bult also advises on international M&A or restructuring mandates.

Wijnanda Rutten attracts particular attention for her experience sitting as a judge in the Dutch courts. She is widely regarded among market commentators as an excellent litigator. She advises multinational corporations and pension funds on non-contentious and contentious matters.