Max Keulaerds

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Max Keulaerds works for BarentsKrans since 1983 (partner since 1986) and he is specialised in Employment 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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Clients describe Max Keulaerds as “a great lawyer with thorough knowledge and experience“. – Chambers Europe, 2022

“Keulaerds is well-respected as an employment law litigator and was closely involved in the law-making process and evaluation of the Dutch dismissal law WWZ and its successor WAB.”Legal 500, Top Tier, 2021

“Max Keulaerds acts on disputes concerning the transfer of undertakings and redundancy payments, as well as advising on restructurings, especially those affecting high-level employees. He represents clients from the aviation and IT industries. His succinct manner is commended by clients, one describing him as “always to the point.” – Chambers Europe, 2021

“Max Keulaerds is especially adept at contentious employment matters, including litigation in the banking, electronics and transportation industries. He advises on matters related to industrial actions and dismissals. Keulaerds is an “extremely smart and down-to-earth lawyer, who stands out for his passion for his work and his energy,” according to one happy client.” – Chambers Europe, 2020

“Max Keulaerds heads the team, and is well regarded for his litigation experience, particularly for disputes arising out of employee dismissals.” – Legal 500, 2020

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 Employment Law
  • Lectures widely on labour law (e.g. Grotius Academy, Kluwer, Institute for Employment Law)