Europe Netherlands Employment
- Bart De Vroe Vestius Advocaten
- Eugenie Nunes Dentons
- Jet Stolk Houthoff
- Johan Zwemmer DLA Piper Nederland
- Joris Oster Florent
- Laurens de Graaf BarentsKrans
- Marjolijn Lips Van Doorne
- Pauline Sick Boontje Advocaten & Mediators
- Wijnand Blom Norton Rose Fulbright
- Charlotte DingemansDingemansVanderKind
- Olav van der KindDingemansVanderKind
- Anita de Jong Hogan Lovells International LLP
- Els de Wind Van Doorne
- Epke Spijkerman Buren N.V.
- Hélène Bogaard DLA Piper Nederland
- Jasper van Hulst Höcker Advocaten
- Maarten Vestering Shearwaters
- Martijn van Broeckhuijsen Shearwaters
- Philip Hartman Bird & Bird
- Simon Tan Ploum
- Yvette Dissel Boontje Advocaten & Mediators
- Gieneke Van Wulfften-PaltheVan Andel Van Wulfften Palthe Employment Lawyers
- Juliette HuyzerHDK Advocaten
- Rixt De VriesTshukudu Advocatuur B.V.
1De Brauw Blackstone WestbroekEmployment2023 | Band 1 |De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek remains a superb choice to handle highly sensitive employment litigation mandates, with market-leading experience in proceedings brought before the Supreme Court. The firm has wide-ranging expertise encompassing individual and collective dismissals, restructuring-related employment issues and group reorganisation. The team is also adept at handling contractual negotiations and collective agreements with trade unions, as well as assisting with co-determination agreements. It offers comprehensive support on all HR aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, working in collaboration with the firm's top-notch corporate team. 1StibbeEmployment2023 | Band 1 |Stibbe is a highly regarded full-service law firm advising on the full range of employment matters, including collective labour agreements and redundancies. The employment team also offers market-leading expertise in all aspects of pensions law. The firm fields an esteemed litigation team that is well equipped to assist with disputes over issues such as employee dismissals or the employment status of workers on flexible contracts. Stibbe regularly 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.
2Allen & Overy LLPEmployment2023 | Band 2 |Allen & Overy provides a comprehensive coverage across transactional and litigious employment topics in the Netherlands, supported by the firm's market-leading corporate and dispute resolution teams. The team is adept at assisting with collective labour agreements and diversity issues, as well as employment issues arising from restructurings. Team members are active on mandates concerning dismissals or the hiring of executives. The firm also has a notable pensions offering, advising clients on the transfer of pensions liabilities through M&A transactions. 2HouthoffEmployment2023 | Band 2 |Houthoff has a highly regarded team that offers a wide range of expertise, including in the representation of corporate entities as well as individuals in matters concerning the dismissal of senior employees. The team is also active on works council negotiations and often acts for corporate clients on employment issues arising from high-profile M&A transactions. Houthoff also assists with the amendment of employment conditions and collective dismissals occurring as part of global reorganisations. The firm has further experience representing clients in discrimination claims. 2Loyens & LoeffEmployment2023 | Band 2 |The Loyens & Loeff employment team has experience in the full spectrum of employment law. It is particularly strong on the tax aspects of employee benefits, working alongside the firm's market-leading tax department to advise on the taxation of severance packages. The team also acts on restructuring processes and collective redundancies. It offers further noteworthy expertise in the dismissal of high-ranking executives. Loyens & Loeff is a popular choice to handle the employment aspects of M&A transactions, with experience advising on the transfer of employees and on negotiations with works councils and trade unions.
3Baker McKenzieEmployment2023 | Band 3 |Baker McKenzie is a strong international law firm representing multinational and domestic clients in cross-border employment law matters alongside the firm's offices in other jurisdictions. The team acts for clients on individual and collective dismissals, with further proven experience in cases involving negotiations with trade unions and works councils. Baker's team members also advise on the employment aspects of corporate restructurings. 3BarentsKransEmployment2023 | Band 3 |BarentsKrans offers a strong employment law team noted for its expertise in Supreme Court litigation, where it primarily represents employers in disputes regarding employment status, dismissals and transfers of undertakings. The firm has experience in standout cases relating to the employment law protection of workers from different EU states posted to the Netherlands. It also has experience advising on employment matters arising as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Team members are well equipped to handle equal treatment disputes and collective bargaining agreements. Clients include significant players in the transport industry. 3Boontje Advocaten & MediatorsEmployment2023 | Band 3 |Boontje is a well-regarded employment law practice that advises clients from diverse industries. The firm has notable experience advising on employment issues arising as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, including questions concerning the compulsory testing and vaccination of employees. The team also represents clients in disputes over collective and individual dismissals, as well as acting on issues of employee privacy and employee incapacity. Boontje has further experience advising clients on co-determination agreements as part of corporate transactions. 3Clifford Chance LLPEmployment2023 | Band 3 |Clifford Chance has a strong employment team in the Netherlands advising a number of financial institutions on remuneration policies, redundancies, and European employment regulations. It also acts alongside the firm's well-regarded corporate department on the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Clients benefit from the firm's strong international presence in its assistance with cross-border mandates. Members of the team have further experience in pensions planning and litigation. 3DLA Piper NederlandEmployment2023 | Band 3 |DLA Piper offers a large and versatile team with deep expertise in pensions mandates, which encompasses litigation relating to pensions contributions. The team remains a strong option for multi-jurisdictional matters, assisting with complex, cross-border M&A transactions. Additionally, the firm advises on consultations with works councils and acts on individual and collective dismissals. Team members represent clients in temporary agency matters and in the application of EU employment directives. DLA has a notable focus on representing clients from the finance and technology sectors. 3Kennedy Van der LaanEmployment2023 | Band 3 |Kennedy Van der Laan offers a distinguished employment team with experience acting for big-name clients in sectors such as transport, technology and financial services. The firm has a distinguished reputation for its work advising employers on employee participation issues, workforce reorganisations and post-transactional harmonisation. It also represents clients in employment litigation, including in cases relating to diversity and inclusion issues. 3NautaDutilhEmployment2023 | Band 3 |NautaDutilh represents both works councils and employers in an advisory capacity and in litigation. The firm is experienced in handling the employment aspects of pre-insolvency restructuring, including collective dismissals. It also assists with executive dismissals, and has notable experience in matters arising within the context of investigations into employee misconduct. The team acts for clients from the professional services sector, in addition to public sector entities. 3Van DoorneEmployment2023 | Band 3 |Van Doorne has a well-regarded national practice with expertise in transactional employment mandates. It frequently acts on matters arising from acquisitions and reorganisations. The firm is noted for its experience in negotiations with works councils and unions, as well as its handling of remuneration matters and contractual issues. The team acts for an impressive client list consisting of industry-wide pension funds and employers.
4AKDEmployment2023 | Band 4 |AKD acts for domestic and international clients on employment law disputes, restructurings and matters relating to immigration. The firm is also adept at handling transactional employment topics. The team offers a particular focus on employment matters in the maritime industry. AKD advises on the protection of co-determination rights for workers in global companies and the establishment of new businesses in the Netherlands. It also represents clients in employee misconduct claims. 4Bronsgeest Deur AdvocatenEmployment2023 | Band 4 |Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten is a compact employment-focused boutique law firm that represents both Dutch and international clients. It has notable expertise handling negotiations with works councils and trade unions in regard to restructuring processes and transactional matters. The team offers additional advice on co-determination issues and further assists with individual terminations and collective dismissals. 4Eversheds SutherlandEmployment2023 | Band 4 |Eversheds' employment practice comprises lawyers based in both Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The Netherlands team frequently works alongside the firm's offices in other jurisdictions. It advises on works council consultations relating to M&A transactions and is also well versed in providing guidance on executive dismissals. The practice has further experience representing clients in litigation arising from redundancy or collective termination. On the pensions side, the firm is able to offer counsel on regulatory issues stemming from indexation. 4LexenceEmployment2023 | Band 4 |Lexence has a robust national offering and is active in large workforce reorganisation proceedings as well as contentious employment matters. The team advises on collective dismissals, social plan negotiations, transfers of undertaking and on the harmonisation of working conditions. Team members also have significant experience acting on employment disputes concerning instances of misconduct. 4Palthe ObermanEmployment2023 | Band 4 |Palthe Oberman is a boutique law firm specialising in employment. It has experience in court proceedings, including disputes concerning employee misconduct and non-competition clauses. It also offers broader capabilities spanning the full range of employment matters, including all issues arising from flexible working agreements and reorganisation processes. Team members also assist with the drafting of employment contracts for top executives, as well as drafting internal diversity policies and providing assistance with employee dismissals. 4Pels RijckenEmployment2023 | Band 4 |Pels Rijcken attracts significant attention for its work on behalf of state institutions and other public sector clients. It frequently advises on collective labour agreements, co-determination procedures and the employment law aspects of transactions. The team also offers notable experience in pensions law. 4Rutgers & PoschEmployment2023 | Band 4 |Rutgers & Posch is a notable law firm that receives strong praise from clients for its handling of a diverse range of employment matters. The team advises on co-determination rights, the employment aspects of M&A transactions or joint venture agreements, and large-scale workforce reorganisations and dismissals. The firm also assists with social plans and TUPE matters. It additionally represents works councils in negotiations. 4Vestius AdvocatenEmployment2023 | Band 4 |Vestius Advocaten acts on a range of employment matters, including issues arising out of acquisitions and disposals, as well as individual dismissals. The firm also assists with court proceedings and investigations relating to allegations of employee or employer misconduct. Collective labour agreements is another area of expertise.
- DingemansVanderKindEmployment2023 | Band 4
- Simmons & Simmons LLPEmployment2023 | Band 4
5DentonsEmployment2023 | Band 5 |Dentons has a respected employment practice in the Netherlands that often acts alongside the firm's Dutch corporate team to assist with the employment aspects of cross-border M&A transactions, particularly with respect to negotiations with works councils. It capably advises on a variety of employment agreements as well as terminations and restructurings. Clients benefit from the firm's notable experience in employee relocation and pension planning mandates. 5Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerEmployment2023 | Band 5 |The Freshfields team has a strong focus on assisting with the employment aspects of M&A transactions. It regularly advises on remuneration policies, as well as on incentive and pension plans. Additionally, the firm frequently represents clients in their consultations with works councils. 5Höcker AdvocatenEmployment2023 | Band 5 |Höcker Advocaten assists clients with executive terminations as well as representing clients in disputes over issues such as flexible working arrangements and employee misconduct. Team members also regularly advise on secondments, collective bargaining agreements and the employment aspects of M&A transactions. 5ShearwatersEmployment2023 | Band 5 |Shearwaters is a noteworthy law firm with proven expertise in the employment aspects of M&A transactions and individual dismissal matters. The team also assists employers with strategic restructurings, as well as staff relocations and the establishment of new offices in the Netherlands. The firm's sector-specific expertise includes professional services, technology and healthcare.
- Liber Dock BVEmployment2023 | Band 5
- Norton Rose FulbrightEmployment2023 | Band 5