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Kennedy Van der Laan

Employment

1 ranked lawyersBand 3NetherlandsEurope 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Kennedy Van der Laan offers a distinguished employment team with a strong footprint in sectors such as transport, technology and financial services. The law firm has a distinguished reputation for advising both employers and works councils on employee participation, reorganisations and post-transactional harmonisation. It represents clients in employment litigation and also assists with diversity and inclusion issues. The team assists with individual and collective dismissals, as well as privacy matters.

Strengths

Clients say the team "really has a no-nonsense attitude and a way of communicating that comes down to the essence of questions."

"I really feel that the lawyers put a lot of effort into the client," says another client, who appreciates that the team "go out of the way to see if they can help us."

Work highlights

Assisted the European works council of IBM with the employment law aspects of a spin-off.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise Chris Nekeman for being "energetic and passionate," as well as being "approachable and a good listener." He advises companies on negotiations with works councils, as well as disputes with executive employees and post-M&A restructuring.

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Netherlands

Employment


Chris Nekeman
Band 3