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Firm Profile

Palthe Oberman

Firm Profile


  • Prins Hendriklaan 41
  • Amsterdam
  • North Holland
  • Netherlands
  • 1075 BE

Firm profile submitted by Palthe Oberman

Managing Partners: Mr CC Oberman, Ms AJ van Wulfften Palthe, Mr MJ Draaisma
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 10
Languages: Dutch, English

Palthe Oberman is a leading specialist law firm in the Netherlands and the first niche law firm to focus exclusively on labour and employment law. Established in 2001, the firm has steadily grown. The partners and associates all have many years of (international) experience and are able to provide counsel on all worklaw related matters.
Palthe Oberman is a member and the Dutch representative of L&E GLOBAL – an international integrated alliance of premier labour and employment law boutiques. ( This membership allows Palthe Oberman to share experiences and knowledge with employment law specialists across borders. This cooperation has led to a significant increase in cross border projects for international employers.

International companies on all aspects of worklaw related matters; employment contracts, temporary employment, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, transfers of undertaking, restructuring and reorganisations, works councils, trade union negotiations and collective dismissals.

Palthe Oberman also has specific experience advising government organisations on the management of its workforce and is currently working with several public administrations.
Summary of recent cases:
■Advising large law firms on their human resource management and handling the individual dismissals (also at the management level)
■Restructuring and reorganisation of banks, insurance companies and airline companies
■Assisting on cross border dismissals
■Litigation in a class action claim (through an incorporated association)
■Advising and supporting international HR departments of large companies with regard to the implementation worldwide of specific uniform employment conditions
■Assisting non-governmental organisations
■Representing and assisting government authorities in relation with a massive and extensive fraud investigation regarding its civil servants.
Contact: Christiaan Oberman
Tel: +31 20 344 61 00
Email: [email protected]