Areas of experience

  • Business transformations: restructuring, outsourcing, acquisitions, post-acquisition integration (also including social plan negotiations, employee representative consultation, severance packages)
  • Corporate misconduct, whistleblowing, investigations
  • Confidential information and restraints, business protection
  • Flexible workforces – non-regular worker challenges
  • Collective employment issues: company closures and strikes, litigation against unions
  • Harassment, discrimination and diversity

Key experience

  • Advising an international chemical company on the structure of its growing temporary /flexible workforce and on the hiring of different types of personnel (framework agreements with employment agencies regarding the hiring of (temporary) staff) and on the implementation of an alcohol and drugs policy.
  • Advising a large energy supply company on the intended privatisation, including the works council process.
  • Advising a media company with the restructuring of its Dutch workforce following the merger with another media company.
  • Advising a bank with the harmonization of the working conditions of the workforce after the acquisition of another bank.
  • Advising a large retailer on the reorganization of its organizational structure and the relocation and collective dismissal of the employees concerned.
  • Representing an online platform in a law suit filed by the largest Dutch trade union in which this union asked the court to confirm that employment or temporary employment contracts existed with the online platform.
  • Representing three large security companies in proceedings in which a group of employees (in a class action) claimed that the agreements made in the collective labour agreement for the private security sector regarding irregular hours allowances during holidays are null and void on the basis of jurisprudence from the European Court of Justice.
  • Advising a large French-Italian eyewear company on the acquisition of a Dutch multinational eyewear retailer, including the works council process.