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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Employment

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What the team is known for

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek remains a superb choice to handle highly complex employment litigation mandates, with market-leading experience in proceedings brought before the Supreme Court. The law firm boasts wide-ranging expertise encompassing individual and collective dismissals, discrimination claims, restructuring and payroll agreement issues. The team is also adept at handling contractual negotiations and collective agreements with works councils and trade unions, as well as assisting with co-determination agreements. It offers comprehensive support on all HR aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, in collaboration with the firm's top-notch corporate team.

Strengths

Clients enthuse: "For larger, complex matters the team at De Brauw is hands-on and really helpful."

Work highlights

Advised Shell on obtaining a court order prohibiting a former employee from commencing new litigation against a former employer.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Kloppert advises multinational clients on matters including collective dismissals, executive remuneration and co-determination negotiations. She is lauded by clients for her "fantastic knowledge of employment law" and her "really good sense of cultures and relationships."

Regarded by one interviewee as "the best employment lawyer in the Netherlands," Stefan Sagel advises prominent clients on highly complex employment disputes, including those relating to workplace discrimination, unfair dismissal and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stefan Sagel "combines high-quality legal advice with a strong sense of strategic awareness," enthuses one client, who adds that his advice is "always pragmatic and useful."

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Employment

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

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Location

Claude Debussylaan 80

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1082 MD Amsterdam

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Netherlands

Employment


Barbara Kloppert
Band 2
Stefan Sagel
Star Individuals