Our multidisciplinary Employment & Pension team is highly experienced and famed for its expertise in national and cross-border employment and pension law. Van Doorne has a long tradition with this practice.
Individual and group employment and pension law
We advise and litigate in the entire field of individual and group employment and pension law. Among other things, this includes recruitment and dismissal, flexible employment, collective agreements and pension issues but also reorganisations, corporate transitions, outsourcing, privacy and the adjustment and harmonisation of terms and conditions of employment. We also offer advice in the field of employment law when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, and competition.
We advise Dutch and foreign businesses, non-profit organisations and public and semi-public institutions. Our full-service practice offers access to our network of experienced lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax consultants who specialise in neighbouring legal fields.
Read more about our specialist areas and how we can assist you with employment and pension issues. More information about financial employment law and the remuneration policy, directors and governance, pension law, employee participation and cross-border employment can be found on the pages below.
The business community is subject to rapid internationalisation. International labour mobility is increasing and more and more people work across the border. We at Van Doorne offer multinationals guidance in setting up a European works council and in the relevant negotiations.
Directors and governance
The employment-law position of directors under the articles of association requires special attention. We have plenty of experience with advising directors and businesses about the legal side of employment and company law.
Business owners regularly have to deal with a participation body - a works council or an employee representative body or meeting - in all sorts of situations. Van Doorne offers advice and guidance to participation bodies with regard to rights and obligations.
Financial employment law and remuneration policy
Our specialists offer advice and litigation with regard to specific legislation for the financial sector that has a direct impact on the employment relationship, such as the banker’s oath, disciplinary law for banks and whistle-blower schemes.
Pension law is a relatively young sector that is constantly in a state of flux: obligations are under pressure, the financial crisis, stricter supervision, far-reaching governance requirements and a mismatch between accrued value and expectations.