Simmons & Simmons LLP

Employment Department

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What the team is known for Regularly advises on cross-European and domestic restructuring projects and complex works council negotiations. Receives praise for handling of both individual and collective dismissals, especially in redundancy situations. Key clients include banks and investment funds. Also boasts considerable experience across the TMT sector, acting for major telecoms operators, software companies and film studios. New client wins Accenture and Vanderlande strengthen the firm's presence in various technology-related areas.

Strengths Clients say that the firm's "responses are quick and high quality" and note that the team is "flexible in meeting our needs."

"They are service-oriented and quick in giving feedback," states another client, adding: "Their explanations are clear and they give us different options so we can choose what fits for our organisation."

Work highlights Advised Garanti Bank on remuneration matters relating to the Dutch bonus cap.

Notable practitioners

Joris Oster wins praise from clients for his "good communication, excellent guidance on the negotiation process and deep understanding of labour laws." Another source reports that Oster is "diligent, to the point, solution-focused and quick to grasp the broader consequences of matters." He heads the practice and leads diverse employment law mandates.