Stefan specialises in employment law and employee benefits. He represents clients in complex and sensitive labour law matters.
An important focus of Stefan’s practice is litigation before the Dutch Supreme Court, where he has represented companies, individual employees, and trade unions in several high-profile, landmark cases.
Stefan regularly works closely together with other De Brauw practice groups, particularly in the field of pensions.
In Chambers Europe 2019 and 2020 Stefan was ranked as a “Star Individual” who enjoys an “unrivalled reputation” in the field of Supreme Court employment litigation and who is recognised as a “thought leader” amongst market commentators. He was also described as “technically brilliant, [and someone who] handles the most important cases and is easy to get along with.”
Stefan has won ILO’s Client Choice Award for the best Employment and Labour Lawyer in the Netherlands, twice.
Stefan’s recent work includes:
“A thought leader, technically brilliant and easy to get along with”
Advocaat, admitted to the bar in the Netherlands in 1999, admitted to the Supreme Court Bar
Dutch, English, German
University of Leiden
University of Oxford (Christ Church)
Professor of Employment Law at Leiden University
Regularly publishes articles in professional journals and newspapers on different employment law issues
Lectures at events for fellow members of the judiciary, and on behalf of the Netherlands Bar Association
5 July 2017
15 December 2016
22 June 2015
31 October 2014
27 June 2014
9 November 2020
15 October 2020
16 September 2020
7 July 2020
6 April 2020