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Europe Guide

Employment: Pensions — Netherlands

Eminent Practitioner

DLA Piper Nederland

From the Chambers Europe guide

Erik Lutjens is renowned for his "stellar reputation in pensions law," to the extent that one impressed commentator remarks: "He is Mr Pensions Law in the Netherlands." He continues to represent leading Dutch pensions funds in contentious mandates, recently representing Pensioenfonds Slagersbedrijf in an appeal against the Dutch pensions regulator relating to the creation of a new pensions provision.

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Band 1

Onno F. Blom Advocaten

From the Chambers Europe guide

Onno Blom of Onno F. Blom Advocaten is described by clients as "one of the best experts in the country" for pensions work. He is praised for his technical expertise and personable approach. Blom offers expertise on insurance, industrial relations and pension litigation.

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Band 1

Evert-Jan Henrichs

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

From the Chambers Europe guide

Evert-Jan Henrichs handles an extensive range of employment matters including co-determination, trade union disputes and corporate governance issues. One client calls him "the most impressive lawyer I have worked with in the Netherlands," whilst others highlight his "solid mix of knowledge and practicality." He is also highly reputed for his expertise in pensions law and related litigation. Henrichs recently represented Holland Casino in a works council and union dispute relating to the company's decision to terminate its agreement with its current pension fund. 

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Band 1

Albert van Marwijk Kooy

Van Doorne

From the Chambers Europe guide

Albert van Marwijk Kooy is identified as a leading pensions expert, with particular expertise relating to pensions contracts. He recently advised ING Pension Fund on implementing a one-tier board structure. He offers additional expertise in contentious pensions matters. 

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Band 1

Stibbe

From the Chambers Europe guide

Widely regarded as a leading figure in the Dutch employment landscape, Jaap van Slooten specialises in collective labour disputes, corporate integration and pensions law. Clients value his ability to provide a "broad overview of labour conditions in the Netherlands" and say he is someone who "can test your thoughts and support you in tough negotiations by bringing totally new solutions to the table." He is a trusted adviser to numerous leading Dutch companies including ING, KLM and the NN Group, which he recently advised on post-merger integration following the merger of NN and Delta Lloyd.

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Band 2

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pensions specialist Frank Doornik is praised for his "thorough and in-depth knowledge of pensions law" and described as a "sharp thinker and analyst who is good to work with and willing to be critical" by market sources. He is also commended for his "quick response time, availability at all hours and great attention to detail." He is experienced advising investment funds, insurance companies and multinational companies. He recently assisted FedEx with the review of the administrative agreement for a new pension scheme.

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Band 2

Irene H Vermeeren-Keijzers

Jones Day

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pensions expert Irene Vermeeren-Keijzers of Jones Day is recognised as someone who is "innovative" and is valued by clients for her thoughtful service. She advises international companies and pension funds on contentious and non-contentious matters. She recently advised Unisys on the restructuring of its Dutch activities, which included various changes to its pensions policy.

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Band 2

Stibbe

From the Chambers Europe guide

Paul Vestering is noted for his experience in transactional employment mandates, works council litigation and corporate governance. He offers additional expertise in pensions work and related litigation. He recently assisted RELX Group in  works council negotiations pertaining to the amendment of an executive pensions allowance. Clients appreciate his "fast, simple and practical" approach alongside his thorough knowledge of pensions legislation.

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Band 3

Clifford Chance LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Wijnanda Rutten advises pension funds and multinational companies on both contentious and transactional pensions matters. She recently represented Media Pensioen Diensten in a dispute with a self-employed worker regarding pensions arrangements. Clients appreciate her extensive knowledge of Dutch pensions law as well as her solid network within the field of pensions.

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Band 3

Loyens & Loeff

From the Chambers Europe guide

Hermine Voûte focuses on corporate employment law and restructuring mandates alongside pensions disputes, recently representing Euronext in an appeal against former employees in relation to the company's decision to end affiliation with the group's Pension Fund Mercurius. She is recognised as a seasoned and experienced employment lawyer who is "extremely responsive and always delivers on time."

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Up and Coming

Held Law Advocaten

From the Chambers Europe guide

Teun Huijg is a founding member of Held Law Advocaten. He represents pension fund and trustees in all manner of pensions matters. Sources say he is a "smart and intelligent lawyer who is pleasant to work with."

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