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 with other De Brauw practice groups, particularly in the field of pensions.
In ranking Stefan as a "Star Individual" in 2020 and 2021, Chambers described him as "the most active and prominent employment lawyer when it comes to cases brought forward to the Supreme Court."
Stefan has twice won ILO’s Client Choice Award for the best Employment and Labour Lawyer in the Netherlands.
Stefan’s recent work includes:
“the most active and prominent employment lawyer when it comes to cases brought forward to the Supreme Court”
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
22 June 2023
24 March 2023
20 June 2022
9 November 2020
15 October 2020