HDK Advocaten

Employment Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for Dedicated employment boutique highly experienced in all manner of HR matters. Has experience on the employer side of litigation brought by works councils. Defends companies in high-profile discrimination cases. Also advises on a wider range of topics relating to M&A transactions, individual dismissals, collective redundancies and the drafting of new employment contracts. Clients include established Dutch and multinational companies spanning sectors such as food and drinks, retail and transportation.

Strengths Clients value working with a small and focused labour law boutique. One source remarks: "Our business-critical issues require a very short turnaround. HDK is a small firm and it is flexible and responsive."

"The partner is always very much involved in our matter," states another impressed interviewee.

Work highlights Represented Honeywell in litigation proceedings brought by its works council, which sought to block the company's proposed reorganisation.

Notable practitioners

Juliette Huyzer stands out for her handling of important works council litigation mandates in relation to restructuring processes. She also advises on the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, regularly acting for distinguished international clients. Huyzer demonstrates "excellent knowledge combined with flexibility and efficiency,"according to clients.