We deliver high-quality and practical solutions within the complex Dutch employment law. Top quality in a personal way: this is what we are known for and why we have been recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers Europe for many years.
What we do
We advise on complex HR matters, like reorganisations, consultation processes, collective bargaining, equal treatment and mergers & acquisitions. We also assist in sensitive individual employment cases, like those related to integrity and inappropriate behaviour. We are experienced litigators and are known for our assistance in major appeals and Supreme Court cases.
BarentsKrans are brilliant: responsive, pragmatic, and they think outside the box.
How we do it
We translate complex issues into clear and practical advice and strategies, that are tailored to the specific needs of our clients. We are responsive, accessible and solution-oriented.
We are well-versed in all areas of employment law. At the same time, we have particular expertise in the following areas.
Restructuring and reorganisations
We have an extensive track-record in successfully and efficiently guiding restructuring processes and reorganisations in both national and international contexts.
Handling complex litigation for our clients is one of our core strengths. We have specific expertise in appeal and Supreme Court proceedings and proceedings before the European Court of Justice. Our team has been (or is) involved in a large number of high-profile cases, including Deliveroo v FNV (platform work), Van den Bosch v FNV (international transport), Martinair pilots v KLM (transfer of undertaking) and Ghosn v Nissan-Mitsubishi (executive pay).
Collective terms of employment
Collective bargaining, collective terms and conditions and redundancy packages: we assist both companies and works councils in these processes. We also advise and litigate in the event of (impending) strikes.
Important corporate decisions can often only be made after consultation of the works council. We assist both companies and works councils in consultation processes.
Cases involving possible integrity issues within an organisation are complex and require diligence. We advise at all stages: from notification to investigation and possible sanctioning.
Our employment lawyers teach in postgraduate programmes like Grotius and PALA, give in-company training sessions and speak at seminars. They also regularly publish in professional journals and serve on editorial boards of various professional and case law journals.