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Employment in Netherlands Legal Rankings

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The Netherlands Employment section particularly focuses on contentious matters such as mass redundancies, unfair dismissal claims and industrial action, while movements such as #MeToo have brought the issue of workplace harassment into sharper focus. On the non-contentious side, firms advise on contractual matters, remuneration issues and collective bargaining agreements.  With the growth of new business models, matters concerning flexible or zero-hour contracts have become increasingly important.  The table ranks both firms that act for employers and firms that represent employees, and includes both full-service and boutique firms. Among the full-service firms, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Stibbe particularly stand out, while Boontje Advocaten and Palthe Oberman are notable boutiques.  Jaap van Slooten and Stefan Sagel are widely seen to be the leading individuals in the area. 

The table also includes a pensions law section, covering both litigation and harmonisation matters.  Jaap van Slooten is also a key figure in the pensions table, along with Wijnanda Rutten, Onno Blom and Irene Vermeeren-Keijzers.

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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

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Stibbe

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Allen & Overy LLP

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Houthoff

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Loyens & Loeff

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NautaDutilh

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BarentsKrans

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Boontje Advocaten

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DLA Piper Nederland

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Lexence

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Palthe Oberman

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Van Doorne

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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.

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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

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Stibbe

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Allen & Overy LLP

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Houthoff

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Loyens & Loeff

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NautaDutilh

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BarentsKrans

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Boontje Advocaten

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DLA Piper Nederland

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Lexence

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Palthe Oberman

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Van Doorne

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