Eversheds Sutherland

Employment Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for Amsterdam and Rotterdam-based practice that stands out for its experience in cross-border restructuring matters. Advises on collective redundancies and represents employers in litigation arising from individual terminations. Clients often hail from the security, retail and aviation sectors. Offers a dedicated pensions law team to assist clients with pensions advisory matters.

Strengths Clients endorse the team for its "proactiveness and forward thinking."

Another client highlights that the department consists of "pragmatic lawyers who try to find solutions for clients," also noting that "they are strategic partners."

Work highlights Assisted DFS with individual dismissals cases.

Notable practitioners

Ingrid Van Berkel provides day-to-day employment advice to clients from the security, energy, technology and retail sectors. She is experienced in employment structuring mandates, terminations and dismissal cases. Clients praise her comprehensive client service: "She is a very dedicated partner with a strong strategic view, combined with a refined, pragmatic approach."

Marieke Koster often assists with commercial contracts, restructuring, collective and individual dismissal cases, as well as works council negotiations. She works for clients active in the packaging, water and IT sectors.

Wijnand Blom regularly handles the labour law aspects of M&A transactions, as well as contentious matters, such as terminations. Blom's clients praise that "his mind is laser sharp, which really helps to define solutions." Clients also observe that he "thinks outside the box." His client roster includes companies from the packaging and chemicals industries.