Employment Law - BarentsKrans

Our advice may be aimed at directors, but it’s also down-to-earth


We offer clear-cut advice and always put the practical consequences for our clients first. We are known for our personalised approach and our efficiency. Above all, we love our job.

Our specialists have special expertise in the areas of:

  • Civil Servants Law
    Including those in non-departmental public bodies, the police, universities, university medical centres and elementary schools – are governed by different rules and a different legal procedure. It takes a specialist in civil servants law to be fully on top of these specific regulations and to provide suitable advice. We provide those specialists.
  • Co-determination
    In the Netherlands, companies or organisations with 50 or more employees are required to have a works council. Employers must by law ask their council for advice or even approval on many important decisions. We have ample experience with both national and international issues of this kind.
  • Pensions
    Pensions are a costly and unusual aspect of employment law. Unusual, because pensions involve three parties: apart from the employer and the employee, there is also a pension fund or insurer. This gives pension law an extra dimension. Our employment law specialists have ample experience and expertise in this area.
“Clients state us as being “very dynamic and responsive” as well as highlighting the team’s “deep knowledge of the law””

Chambers Europe, 2022

“BarentsKrans, which is one of the leading firms in the market, specialises in highly contentious and litigated employment matters. Another said: Commercially minded, responsive, with deep experience.”

Legal 500, Top Tier, 2021

“The department’s business understanding is highlighted by clients, one describing it as “tremendously helpful, very practical and efficient in its work.” Others single out the team’s collaborative style, observing that it”thinks with you on how to solve matters.”

Chambers Europe, 2021