Shearwaters is the unique boutique law firm focusing exclusively on advising clients in the international business environment on matters of Dutch corporate employment law. We are a seasoned team of highly specialised and very experienced lawyers in our field, having worked at global law firms Baker McKenzie and Linklaters for a combined period of some 90 years. We are particularly adept at advising clients on delicate (executive) dismissals, works council consultation processes, executive remuneration, collective redundancies and reorganisations (including negotiations with trade unions on social plans).

LOCATION: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Dutch and Amsterdam Bar Association and several professional memberships at (inter)national employment law related associations

CURRENT FIRM: Shearwaters

PRIOR FIRM(S): Baker & McKenzie

LAW SCHOOL: Erasmus University Rotterdam

ADVANCED DEGREES: Grotius Academy - Post University Specialist Diploma in Employment Law

HONORS AND AWARDS: European Specialist Law Firm of the Year - nominee 2017


Labor and Employment

(Counseling and Compliance, Disability and Leave Management, Employee Mobility, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition, Employment, Consultant and Severance Agreements, Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation, Hiring Procedures and Background Checks, Labor Relations, Litigation — Employee-side, Litigation — Employer-side, Restrictive Covenants (Confidentiality, Non-competition and Non-solicitation), Separation/Severance Agreements, Wage and Hour, Whistleblower Claims, Worker Classification, Workers Compensation, Workplace Investigations, Workplace Policies and Procedures)

INDUSTRY: All industries