Employment & Employee Benefits

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EMPLOYMENT LAW EXPERTISE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

Handling complex and multi-disciplinary employment matters, with market-leading experience in proceedings brought before the Supreme Court


We advise on the employment law and co-determination aspects of national and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and outsourcings, as well as individual and collective dismissals. Our expertise focuses on advising large companies on the appointment and dismissal of higher management, remuneration schemes, reorganisations, collective labour agreements (CAOs), pensions law, national and European co-determination and industrial actions (strikes). Our lawyers deal with all aspects of employment litigation, and have an unequalled position in Supreme Court litigation.


As employment law is ever evolving, we ensure that our lawyers are fully abreast of current developments and market practices. Our lawyers are actively involved in the academic and judicial development of employment law, as speakers, university lecturers or members of the judiciary, and also publish regularly on various employment law issues.


We offer our clients specialist legal knowledge in multidisciplinary matters, in close cooperation with our regulatory, tax and corporate expertise groups.



'Very pleasant to work with' - the firm's diligence is a source of praise among clients, one underlining its 'well thought through and comprehensive advice'.

Chambers Europe, 2021

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26 July 2022

New remuneration rules for financial enterprises in the Netherlands

On 1 January 2023, the Financial Markets Supervision Act will change, introducing a new scheme on remuneration at financial enterprises (such as banks and insurers). The new scheme includes a five-year statutory retention period for shares and other financial instruments that managing directors or employees receive as part of their fixed pay. In their remuneration policies, financial enterprises will also have to account for the relationship between the remuneration of their directors and employees and their social function. The new legislation includes a transitional regime. We describe the key features of the new law below.
20 June 2022

Deliveroo riders in Netherlands are employees, according to Advocate General

On 17 June 2022, Advocate General (AG) De Bock issued an advisory opinion in a fundamental case between FNV, the largest Dutch trade union, and online meal delivery company Deliveroo. In a ruling contested by Deliveroo, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal had previously decided that FNV had a cause of action and that Deliveroo riders qualify as employees despite having entered into contracts for services - as independent contractors - with the company. According to the AG, the court of appeal's decision was correct, and should be upheld by the Supreme Court. Although the Supreme Court is not bound by the opinions of the AG, it does follow them in most cases, putting FNV in a favourable position. The Supreme Court's decision is expected in late December 2022.
16 March 2021

Consultation launched on new legal entity for social entrepreneurs

In July 2020, the Dutch government announced its plans to introduce the BVm (maatschappelijke BV) in Dutch corporate law – see our previous In Context article. The BVm is a new type of private limited liability company for social entrepreneurs active in addressing societal issues. The new type of legal entity will make it easier to identify companies with a positive impact on society. This will in turn help social enterprises and stakeholders connect and do business with each other.

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