Simmons & Simmons LLP

Employment Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for Regularly advises on strategic remunerations and complex works council negotiations. Handles collective dismissals, especially in redundancy situations. Frequently provides day-to-day labour law advice for various key clients, including banks and investment funds. Also boasts considerable experience across the TMT sector, acting for major telecoms operators, software companies and film studios.

Strengths Clients highlight the "high quality, experience and quick responses" provided by the team.

Clients report that the firm provides a seamless service regardless of jurisdiction: "The team cares about the customer and thinks with us in a very effective manner no matter the country we use its advice in."

Work highlights Assisted Shiloh Industries with a collective dismissal and reorganisation related to its Dutch production facility.

Notable practitioners

Joris Oster advises clients from the beverages, biotechnology and manufacturing industries. Oster "sees the big picture and has a strong strategic and tactical grasp of situations" according to clients, who also observe that he is "pragmatic and fun to work with." He advises clients on harassment claims, high-level dismissals and reorganisations.