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Evert-Jan Henrichs


  • Profession
    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 1983
  • Expertise
    Employment and Employee Benefits, Pensions
  • Languages
    Dutch, English
  • Education
    University of Amsterdam


Evert-Jan Henrichs is a specialist in employment and pensions law in De Brauw’s employment and employee benefits practice. He advises and litigates on the full spectrum of employment-related matters and is familiar with various industry sectors. In particular Evert-Jan has expertise in the field of co-determination, equal treatment, pensions and industrial actions.


Evert-Jan also frequently advises on employment, pension and co-determination aspects of large, often international, transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and outsourcing, handled by De Brauw.


Recent transaction-related work includes:

  • advising on co-determination and employment aspects of the acquisiton by Fortis of parts of ABN AMRO, the divestment of Philips’ semiconductor business and the divestment of AKZO’s pharmaceutical business.


Recent litigation work includes:

  • litigation for Royal Ahold N.V. against two of its former board members and the subsequent settlement of Ahold’s claim, litigation on age discrimination and on “due care obligations” of board members of pension funds and litigation on various dismissal cases of board members and high level executives.


He also advised Unilever on the closing of three of its sourcing units in the Netherlands and is presently involved in HR aspects of Unilever’s acquisition of Sara Lee’s Household & Body Care business.


In 2018 he was inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

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