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Stibbe

Employment

5 ranked lawyersBand 1NetherlandsEurope 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Stibbe is a highly regarded full-service law firm advising on the full range of standalone employment matters, including collective bargaining and redundancies. The team offers market-leading expertise in all aspects of pensions law. It fields an esteemed litigation team that is well equipped to assist with disputes over dismissals or the employment status of workers on flexible contracts. Stibbe advises on employment issues resulting from corporate transactions and on issues relating to the remuneration of top executives. The firm's client base includes major financial institutions and insurers, as well as significant players in the transportation and technology sectors.

Strengths

Clients describe the team as being "very hands-on, quick and very practical," and appreciate that "we feel we can immediately go further with the firm's input."

Another enthuses that "the team's advice always adds value" and that "team members can relate to the issues in practice."

Work highlights

Advised G-Star RAW on its objection to the mandatory application of the fashion industry collective labour agreement.

Notable practitioners

Astrid Helstone is "very intelligent," enthuse clients, adding that "she is also practical and pragmatic." She has prominent experience assisting with works council negotiations, high-profile executive dismissals and remuneration matters, acting for prominent multinational financial institutions and companies. One client regards her as "the top compensation and benefits specialist."

Jaap van Slooten is "one of the top lawyers in the Netherlands when it comes to employment law," enthuses one client, who adds: "He is very easy to talk to and has an eye for details, but never loses sight of the bigger picture." He represents clients in complex litigation relating to collective agreements, whistle-blowers and executive management disputes. He also offers significant expertise in pensions litigation.

"It is a pleasure working with" Paul Vestering , says one client, adding that he offers "excellent advice, is calm and poised and is a solution seeker." He has a broad practice assisting clients with a full range of employment measures, with a recent focus on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, including substantial restructurings.

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Overview

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Employment

Stibbe

firm
Location

Beethovenplein 10

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1077 WM

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Employment


Astrid Helstone
Band 1
Jaap van Slooten
Star Individuals
Paul Vestering
Band 2

Employment: Pensions


Jaap van Slooten
Band 1
Paul Vestering
Band 2