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    Els is highly experienced in employment and employee representation. Heading the International Employment team, her particular expertise lies in European and cross-border employment law. She operates at the interface of employment law and corporate law in cases involving mergers and acquisitions (including transfers of undertakings), outsourcing, privacy protection of employees and (European) works councils. She advises executives on hiring and firing.

    Analytical. Pragmatic. Strategic. Creative. Internationally renowned.

    In 1999 Els set up the world-wide employment law network within Landwell and PricewaterhouseCoopers, managing this network as Global Head of Employment until 1 January 2004. She is a regular author and speaker in the Netherlands and abroad on employment law. She teaches a variety of courses and takes part in several international think tanks on HR and international employment law.

    Until recently Els chaired the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA). She is a council member of IBA’s Global Employment Institute and an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and of the regular Dutch associations of employment law. Els is on the Editorial Board of PLC Cross-Border Labour & Employee Benefits Handbooks and the Alumni Board of the Faculty of Law of Radboud University Nijmegen. Els is chair of the board of the Amsterdams Kleinkunst Festival.

    Els comes recommended by leading legal directories including the Legal 500, Chambers Europe, European Legal Experts, Who’s Who Legal Management Labour & Employment, Global Counsel Handbook Labour and Employment Benefits and The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers.

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    Recommendations

    "Els de Wind is highly rated for her 'remarkable long-standing experience in handling cross-border employment matters' and her profile in the profession further 'distinguishes her and gives her an enhanced and valuable quality'" - The Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Employment

    Leading Individual, Chambers Europe, 2019, 2018, 2017, Employment

    "'Very experienced' group head Els de Wind provides 'timely, well-thought-out advice' and 'distils complex problems down to commercial solutions'." - The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, Employment 

    "Well-respected name in the market." - Chambers Europe 2018, Employment

    Recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA 2017, Employment

    "'Top quality and well resourced', the Van Doorne team is also highlighted for its 'thorough knowledge of cross-border jurisdictional issues'" - The Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Employment

    "'... the firm's "excellent support in labour law cases', the team is 'very efficient and effective'" - Chambers Europe 2019, Employment

    "... the firm's 'depth of resources and knowledge' ... 'very flexible and available'" - Chambers Europe 2019, Employment

    "Noted for its 'in-depth knowledge'." - The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, Employment

    "Van Doorne's team is 'always up to date with recent developments'." - The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, Employment