Employment & Pensions

The often complex field of employment law is rapidly developing. Employment matters require legal advice aligned to the medium and long-term strategic targets of companies. NautaDutilh offers innovative and practical solutions to anticipate future developments. We take a proactive approach and resolve matters before they become problems.

Human aspects

The NautaDutilh Employment & Pensions group assists clients in using their commercial possibilities to the maximum extent, while at the same time limiting the legal risks to a minimum. In a competitive environment it is essential to companies to attract and retain the best people. Our clients seek our specialist advice in doing so.

Our lawyers advise on and handle employment issues arising from the relationship between employers and employees, drawing on their wide experience in collaboration with directors and employees of large companies. We can guide our clients through the staffing consequences of drastic operations, such as mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, restructurings, management buy-outs and outsourcing. On a strategic level we work with our clients, advising them on recruitment, redundancy plans, health and safety in the workplace, and insolvency procedures. Furthermore, we assist our clients in their contacts with trade unions. We also have wide experience in mass redundancy and individual dismissals, disputes on employment agreements, and disputes with directors. In all their services, our lawyers combine their legal expertise with a business acumen, so that they have a good understanding of sensitive employment issues.

Employment law in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg is extremely technical and complex. It can put pressure on companies, which requires efficient handling. That is why our Employment & Pensions and Company & Business groups work closely together. Several lawyers in our group are members of relevant government advisory committees.

Our experience

Among our clients are a large number of multinationals, Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg companies and governments, as well as numerous financial institutions.

Our team is a trusted partner with a pragmatic eye for business operations. Practical advice and recommendations are our number 1 priority. Our extensive experience allows us swiftly to act and analyse problems, in light of the latest case law and developments

Our lawyers frequently publish articles, and give speeches at seminars and conferences, on individual dismissal and mass redundancy and the current developments in these areas.