Max Keulaerds

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Max Keulaerds works for BarentsKrans since 1983 (partner since 1986) and he is specialised in Labour Law. Max has extensive experience in drafting contracts, contract templates and regulations, litigation and advice on works councils, non-competition clauses, severance plans, equal treatment and non-discrimination, the position of directors, business transfers, occupational disability, working conditions, collective agreements, severance pay and pensions law.

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Max Keulaerds has ‘a brilliant legal mind’ – Legal 500, 2018

“A brilliant litigator”, Max Keulaerds is valued for his “broad experience in employment and social law” and described as a lawyer who is “friendly and down to earth but at the same time a library of knowledge.” – Chambers Europe, 2018

Max Keulaerds receives extensive positive feedback from peers and clients that consider him to be “one of the best corporate litigators in employment.” One client says: “He is very smart, energetic and extremely skilled in all aspects of his work,” adding that “he brings a lot of extra value to the table and, at the same time, is down-to-earth and a pleasant person to work with.” – Chambers Europe, 2017

Award received for “Excellence in Client Service”, recognising those partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide – Client Choice, 2017

Clients say: “He provides practical and strategic advice just as easily as thorough in-depth legal advice. He is an excellent lawyer and an outstanding litigator.” – Chambers Europe 2016

“Max Keulaerds is outstanding while remaining down to earth.”Legal 500, 2016

Professional activities

Chairman of the Working Party Dismissal Law of the Association of Dutch Employment Lawyers (VAAN)
Member of the Working Group on Termination of Employment Law of the Dutch Association for Labour Law
Lectures widely on labour law (e.g. Grotius Academy, Kluwer, Institute for Labour Law)